Deep in coastal security red-tape, Lieutenant Commander Corwin does not need the distraction of a distant murder. It seems far from his own base and far from his area of concern. The strange death of a well-known whale seems more immediate; until one determined would-be sailor convinces him the two deaths are suspiciously linked. Sailing the waters of Cape Cod bay, a small sailboat, a Coast Guard cutter and an immense Middle Eastern freighter take on a collision course.
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“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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