Charity Styles has been aimlessly wandering the Pacific aboard her beloved sloop, Wind Dancer, and only recently returned to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Entering a secluded cove in the Sea of Abaco, of the Bahamas, she runs into an old acquaintance and the woman’s young daughter.
When a group of strangers purchase land on Tortola and Norman Island to set up a commune, the locals simply write them off as an odd sort—until one of their bloated bodies washes up on the shore of a nearby resort island.
Since sailing away from Cane Garden Bay, Jesse McDermitt changed; he slid off the deep end and lost his moral compass. With help from friends, he's back on the right path. Assisting agents from Fish and Wildlife might be just the mission he needs.
Paradise has a price. For Jesse McDermitt, it's his moral compass and a bullet. He takes on a young woman passenger in Nassau who introduces him to the cruising crowd on an idyllic small cay in the Berry Islands. The serenety ends with murder.
Political downsizing means an uncertain future for Charity Styles. The only part of her previous life that she truly enjoyed was sailing her classic sloop. Now she sails to find her true calling. When she loses the man she loves, can she go on?
In the backcountry of the Florida Keys, you can see and hear trouble coming for miles. If you're alert. Jesse McDermitt lives in the backcountry and little happens there that he’s not aware of. Until a woman from his past dies right in front of him.
Miles from the quiet of the Keys, close to the raucous nightlife of South Beach, lies Coconut Grove, a tropical oasis with a distinct Bohemian flair. A seedy underside has emerged along the Grove’s waterfront, preying on adventurous young women.
Charity Styles is a world class sharpshooter, martial arts expert, and government assassin. After a stressful assignment, she wants a little time to unwind on the quiet side of St. Thomas, the picturesque Magens Bay. Then bad people arrive...
A young treasure diving couple is sadistically murdered in the back country of the Florida Keys—and Jesse McDermitt’s friend is the prime suspect. Another woman's body turns up, Jesse realizes he's looking for a serial killer.
After licking her physical and emotional wounds for several months, Charity Styles finally has a shot at redemption when her handler offers her a mission. It's dangerous, sure, but Charity also knows that it's meant as a test of her self-control.
Is an American novelist and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Between those careers, he’s worked as a deckhand, commercial fisherman, Diver Master, taxi driver, construction manager, and truck driver, among many other things. He lives on one of the Sea Islands of South Carolina Lowcountry, near Parris Island, with his wife and their youngest daughter. They also have three grown children, five grandchildren, three dogs and a whole flock of parakeets. He grew up in Melbourne, Florida and has also lived in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, and Cozumel, Mexico.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Jesse McDermitt has rebuilt his island in the Content Keys far better than it was before the storm. The task was enormous, but so was his need to make things better. Unbeknownst to Jesse, an environmentally conscious woman from his past has stumbled onto a drug...
Y'all know that when it comes to tech stuff, I'm not the sharpest hook in the tackle box. Just figuring out the Facebook was a challenge. My dad always said, "You don't have to be smart; just don't be dumb, and try to surround yourself with smart people."
The new look of my website is the result of my doing just that. A friend talked to me about SEO, but after telling me that SEO was an acronym for Search Engine Optimization, I became adrift. That's a Marine term. We don't get lost, but we do occasionally go adrift. So, I asked Kim if I could hire someone to do that and on her recommendation, I hired a tech company to build me an excellent and functioning website. I still don't know what SEO is, but I do know what optimize means.
Before, the only way you could find my website was if you knew the url was www.waynestinnett.com. If you searched for my name on Google, you got a lot of results, but my website was way down on page twenty-four of those results. Page one was mostly links to my books on Amazon, which was great, but I wanted fans to be able to find my site.
Today, even if you misspell my name as Wyane Stinet, Google will correct it and my website will be the first search result. Not only that, but if you search for something like 'books about Caribbean adventure,' all my books are in a carousel at the top of the search results. Same with searching for 'Caribbean thriller books' or 'Caribbean mystery books.'
Thank you, Kimberli Bindschatel, for trying to teach me what SEO is and how important it is, and for pointing me toward Debra Lanning with Lala Projects, my new web designer and webmaster.
Steering a business isn't much different than steering a boat. Just get a good crew and keep it off the rocks. ...