Wreckers' Key

Wreckers' Key

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Wreckers' Key In her Seychelle Sullivan novels, Christine Kling has brilliantly rendered the world of South Florida, as seen from the teeming waters around it. From harbors of Key West to the wilds of Biscayne Bay to the night lights of Miami, Klinga€™s tough-minded heroine has carved out a life that is uniquely her own. Now, in WRECKERS' KEY, the fourth book in the series, this fiercely independent woman is at a turning point . . . and in a dangerous duel with an unseen enemy. In the 1800s, Key West was built by wrecking skippers who in feats of derring-do raced to shipping disasters to save valuable cargos from the ocean depths. Today, as too many boats chase too few wrecks, salvage has turned into a cutthroat corporate enterprise. Seychelle Sullivan, who pilots a tug her father built by hand, is unable and unwilling to compete. She is overwhelmed by issues of love, trust, motherhood, career, and family. But when a friend is killed, Seychelle begins to suspect a chilling scenario: that modern-day wreckers are causing yachts to crash onto the reefsa€“and killing off whoever gets in the way. Nestor Frias was piloting a billionairea€™s luxury power yacht on its maiden voyage when it ran aground. A few days later, Frias was dead. His eight-months-pregnant widow is distraught, and a host of questions surround both Friasa€™s death and the shipa€™s accident. When another man dies while asking questions, Seychelle navigates the dangerous shoals and channels of the case and her life, unaware that a greater danger is looming: a murderous human storm designed perfectly for her. With its vivid, colorful characters and rich sense of sea and land, Wreckersa€™ Key is a brilliant addition to Christine Kling's fascinating, entertaining, and thrilling Florida mystery series. Praise for Christine Kling a€œChristine Klinga€™s novels just keep getting better and better. . . . She takes her readers on fast-paced tours of areas into which few writers have ventured.a€ a€“Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, author of Luck of the Draw a€œJohn D. McDonald would get a kick out of Christine Klinga€™s suspense novels.a€ a€“Chicago TribuneI kept thinking about what Berger had saida€”that Pinder was some kind of pirate orripoff artist. ... way of adding machines, eighttrack tapes, manual typewriters, records, videotapes, loran, wringer washing machines, hell, even steam engines ?

Title:Wreckers' Key
Author:Christine Kling
Publisher:Tell-Tale Press - 2012-09-08


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