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Seychelle's life takes a turn when her tug intercepts a swamped fishing boat in the Gulf Stream. Inside the boat is a little girl in a bloodied white dress. When Seychelle returns to shore with the traumatized Haitian girl, she is faced with the border patrol, the police, and an unraveling love affair. Determined to protect the child, and somehow keep her from being sent back to Haiti, Seychelle becomes obsessed with the forces that nearly killed the girl-and left her speechless with terror. All Seychelle knows for sure is that the girl's father was an American . . . and that somehow she slipped through a murderer's hands. With a murderer stalking the child, Seychelle is racing to unravel dangerous truths. But to get the answers she needs, she must return to the waters of the Gulf Stream, where people died for a hope and prayer- and a man with a machete did the work of the devil himself. Taut, suspenseful, and filled with remarkable descriptions of Florida's many moods and guises-from million-dollar waterfront homes to haunted, backwater mangrove swamps and secret Voodoo rituals-Cross Current is alive with personalities and passion and the work of an author boldly staking out territory all her own.
Tell-Tale Press, 9780984706693, 414pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2014
About the Author
Christine Kling has spent more than thirty years messing about with boats. It was her sailing experience that led her to write her first four-book suspense series about Florida female tug and salvage captain Seychelle Sullivan. Christine earned an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University and her articles, essays, and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. The first novel in the Shipwreck series, Circle of Bones, was released in 2013, and Dragon's Triangle (2014) continues the adventures of Riley and Cole. Having retired from her job as an English professor at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Christine lives aboard a 52-foot motorsailor with her family including Barney, the Yorkshire Terror and Ruby, the Wonder Dog.
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