Florida tugboat captain, Seychelle Sullivan loves her job salvaging the remnants of shipwrecked boats and saving lives. But what she discovers along these treacherous voyages is more perilous than she ever imagined. As the only female captain on the waterfront, she's got a lots to prove, but not everyone wants her meddling in the business of the open waters. Armed with courage but anchored by her compassionate heart, Seychelle can't float by without solving the mysteries behind the crimes she encounters. Determined to help those who cannot help themselves, Seychelle sets sail to uncover the secrets of the waters.
From a missing ex-lover to an evil man with a machete, Seychelle faces the horrors head on, while enemies who will stop at nothing try to take over the seas. In this four-book series, readers will ebb and flow through the tumultuous saga of one woman's attempt to salvage the unsalvageable. But the ocean is dark and dangerous--no place for a woman. Or is it?
SURFACE TENSION (Book 1)
On a steamy Florida morning Seychelle answers a Mayday call launched from the five-million-dollar Broward yacht called Top Ten. Seychelle has a personal stake in this rescue: her former lover, Neal Garrett, is the yacht’s hired skipper. But being the first to reach Top Ten leads to a bloody payday. A beautiful woman has been stabbed to death onboard and Garrett is nowhere to be found. Seychelle must retrace his last steps, through two murders and a horrific crime wave, to a final confrontation with someone who may want to kill her . . . or be her salvation.
CROSS CURRENT (Book 2)
Seychelle Sullivan’s life takes a turn when her tug intercepts a swamped fishing boat in the Gulf Stream. Inside the boat are a murdered woman and a little girl in a white dress. Seychelle returns to shore with the traumatized Haitian girl, Solange. 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. To get the answers she needs, Seychelle must return to where it all started: in the waters of the Gulf Stream, where people died for their dreams of freedom– and a man with a machete did the work of the devil himself.
BITTER END (Book 3)
Seychelle didn’t see the sniper who picked Nick Pontus off at the helm of his yacht, but she knows that there are plenty of people in South Florida who wanted to see the gambling-boat tycoon dead: the Russian mobsters, Indian casino owners, and the ecological activists fighting his plans to develop Fort Lauderdale’s waterfront. But it’s Molly, Seychelle’s former childhood best friend whom the cops zero in on. And despite her bitter feelings, when her back-from-the-blue friend asks for help, Seychelle can’t just weigh anchor and cruise. She’s got to dive in.
WRECKERS’ KEY (Book 4)
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. And when a friend is killed, Seychelle begins to suspect a chilling scenario: that modern-day wreckers are using technology to cause yachts to crash onto the reefs–and killing off whoever gets in the way. Seychelle must navigate 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.