Sea of Troubles (Paperback)
Northwest Corner Books, 9781935347972, 206pp.
Publication Date: February 15, 2017
A woman who may be abducted and a man who's definitely dead are just the beginning for Seattle attorney Annie MacPherson, whose search for answers leads her to a past faded but not forgotten. A trip to the elegant Windsor Resort on Orcas Island seems like a vacation, but Annie holds the power of attorney for the owner and is there to negotiate a real estate deal.
Feeling pressured by the hotel's manager and the prospective buyer, Annie's uneasiness is soon justified when the buyer's beautiful companion suddenly disappears and a murder rocks the resort's peaceful beauty. Her working vacation--and budding romance with the resort's charming kayak instructor--in turmoil, Annie digs deeper, uncovering enough clues to learn the hotel's guest list is a complicated nest of greed, deceit, and revenge... and maybe uncovering enough to make her a target.
The first book in the Annie MacPherson Mystery Series.
About the Author
Janet L. Smith, founder of NORTHWEST ELDER LAW GROUP PLLC, is an attorney and mediator providing services in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, guardianship, and elder mediation. She is a graduate of Pomona College and the University of Washington School of Law. She has been practicing law in the State of Washington for more than 30 years. Although she found writing mystery novels to be extremely satisfying, she took the advice of many wise mentors who told her not to quit her day job. Her favorite part of writing Sea of Troubles, Practice to Deceive, and A Vintage Murder was taking road trips to research all the wonderful Northwest locations. Janet lives in Edmonds, Washington, and in her spare time enjoys hiking, sea kayaking, gardening and traveling.