New York Times and USA Today bestselling author P. J. Alderman's latest Columbia River romantic thriller, combining suspense and romance against the backdrop of the sea...
A woman who earns her living on Oregon's treacherous Columbia River...
Bar pilot Jo Henderson knows all the myths and legends of her native Astoria, but her knowledge of the undercurrents in local events proves more deadly than she thought possible when an explosion dumps her into the Columbia's icy winter waters. Though she survives her first "accident", she's unknowingly become the target of a ruthless killer.
A man sworn to save lives at the risk of his own...
When Bostonian John MacFallon took the job of Astoria's police chief, he left evil behind--he thought for good. But with the suspicious "accidents" piling up, Mac uncovers a plot that threatens to cripple the regional economy and destroy the woman who has quickly become far too important to him.
What readers and reviewers are saying:
"Alderman focuses on the intriguing and dangerous jobs of the Columbia River bar pilots, as well as highlighting the many issues involved with international shipping."
"P.J. Alderman brings this sleepy town to vivid life." --Debbie Wiley, Reviewer
"...an exhilarating romantic whodunit with a strong cast." --Harriet Klausner
"The plot twists and turns like a fishing line in a rip tide." --New Mystery Reader
"I was transported into the dangerous world of the [Columbia River] bar pilots and given a window into the lives of men and women who deal head-on with the rewards and challenges of their job. Interesting characters and a spectacular Pacific Northwest setting added to my enjoyment..."
"Alderman introduces diverse characters, mixes them up with plots upon subplots, and sets it all against the backdrop of small-town Astoria, Oregon. Better still, she makes it work." --Debbie Wiley