The blonde hair caught a beam of moonlight and illuminated the air around her. Within a heartbeat, adrenaline pumped through his veins. He was a prowling panther stalking through the shadows—alert––sensing the kill.

The first victim is digging into a past that was best left buried. A trained killer is stalking those with the secret and those trying to uncover it. Early morning along the water’s edge, he strikes like a jungle cat from the shadows. The dead woman is silenced. But is she?

The investigation, already fraught with twists and turns, is thrown into chaos when her hidden life with the CIA is discovered. Criminology Professor Marin Ryan and John Hunter follow a loose thread that breaks the case wide open only to find that now they know too much.

In the first of the Ryan—Hunter Mystery Thriller Series, John and Marin are reunited after seven years when they dock their boats alongside each other. A mutual love of the sea nudges them into rekindled love. To make it more interesting, the Blue Water Marina proves to be a haven for wonderfully weird types; a lovable movie star with his old fishing boat that reminds him of his humbler beginnings; a young surgeon with a secret of his own; and let’s not forget Bailey, the beagle.

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