The second thrilling Jane Bunker mystery from the beloved author of New York Times bestsellers The Hungry Ocean, The Lobster Chronicles, and All Fisherman Are Liars.
After solving a murder and surviving a couple of attempts on her life (recounted in the bestselling mystery, Slipknot), Jane Bunker believes she's finally earned a respite from murder and intrigue. But if she thinks it's time for her to soak up the peace and quiet she's been seeking, she should think again.
On her way back from a routine investigation into some vandalized equipment, Jane takes a moment to appreciate the beauty of a Maine autumn--there's the sublime rainbow foliage of the highlands, the serene reflections of the setting sun on the bay's gentle waves, the elegant silhouette of a lobster boast on the bay. But her calm lasts only as long as it takes for Jane to make the chilling discovery that the vessel is in serious trouble with nobody aboard--and that the owner has vanished without a trace.
And that's the least of the mysteries. A young mariner dead of a heroin overdoes; the real agenda of a charismatic Indian leader; a missing bait iron and a corpse painted red--nothing is what it seems.
Greenlaw's flair for combining humor and Down East flavor with roller-coaster suspense makes this a mystery that will grab you hook, line, and sinker.
"A primer in how to acclimate to Down Easterners that includes step-by-step instructions in knot-tying, navigation and climbing in and out of listing lobster boats. Jane's the best thing to happen to water since Travis McGee."
"Small-town life, the difficult job of harvesting lobsters, and the beauty of the Maine coast are well delineated as Greenlaw immerses the reader in boating practice and lore. The tenacious Jane is a fully fleshed protagonist, and the secondary characters are also well developed in this satisfying mystery, the second in a series."
Linda Greenlaw has been a deep-sea fisherman for 18 years, becoming the first and only female swordfish captain in the Grand Banks Fleet. This career earned her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger's runaway bestseller, The Perfect Storm and a protrayal in the subsequent film. She was raised in Maine and graduated from Colby College. Greenlaw now lives on Isle au Haut, Maine, where she captains a lobster boat.