The Girl on the Yacht


When Criminology Professor Marin Ryan docks her new boat in the Blue Water Marina, she catches sight of cyber-security guru John Hunter on his yacht in the next slip over. It had been a long time since she last laid eyes on her college lover, but feelings rekindle.

The Blue Water Marina proves to be a haven for other interesting characters, brought together by their mutual love of the sea and the boaters’ lifestyle. Like old friends, they seem to make themselves at home with the reader, they snuggle up on the couch and move in for the evening. A few boats down is the lovable movie star Raphael Montoya with his old fishing boat that reminds him of his humbler beginnings. A young plastic surgeon, Mitch Taylor docked across from Marin, has a secret life of his own and disappears regularly. And, let’s not forget Bailey, the beagle.

The next morning, Marin finds the body of a woman in the water and discovers that the victim, psychologist Laura Douglas, was a beloved member of E-Dock. Homicide Investigator Cameron West is assigned the case with her powerhouse team. Marin, a former FBI agent, and John, the computer expert, are drawn into the case.

When it is discovered that the dead woman secretly led a dual life as a local practitioner, and the other as a covert CIA psychological profiler, it throws the case in a new direction. The revelation leads the investigation that is fraught with turns and twists along the way until John’s computer hacking uncovers the thread that breaks the case open––one that puts Marin, John, and Cameron in peril––they are too close to the truth.

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