“Offshore Threat by Nancy LindleyGauthier is both a murder mystery and something of a thriller. One main character, Ollie, sets out to solve a “forgotten” murder, while the other, a Coast Guard officer is trying to uncover betrayal within his own ranks. Their efforts combine to give two different perspectives on the crime. Details like sailing through storms, the operation of huge tankers, the activities of humpback whales, and life along coastal Massachusetts Bay all create a really intriguing background for events. I would compare this to maybe one of Clive Custler’s, in that there are clues to pursue, plus suspense. This is an old-fashioned clue-hunt in many respects; readers can try to solve the puzzle before the end!”
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Lindley-Gauthier loves to read both mystery and adventures, and in Offshore Threat has attempted to combine the two. Like any native New Englander, many tales of the sea, from legendary wrecks to the heroism of the rescue personnel, have been favorite works over the years. Visits to lighthouses, tours of the whaling museums, hikes around local wharfs and whale-watching trips have all contributed to the background in this work.