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.
From Chapter Sixteen of Rising Spirit, to be released on Thanksgiving Day. We're not in Kansas anymore.
I let out a breath I didn’t know I’d been holding. Eve and Little Jesse were safe. I texted Chyrel my thanks and said I’d call in after meeting the judge in the morning. As I started to turn back toward the head and a much needed shower, a movement outside my fifth-floor window caught my eye. I went over to it and drew open the curtains and looked down on the parking lot. It was snowing. ...
Two friends and I sailed Write of Passage home on Sunday. It was a downwind run all the way and I don't have a spinnaker yet, so there was a lot of jibing involved. What could have been 77 miles in 10-12 hours if we'd had an offshore wind, turned into 110 miles and 17 hours, arriving after midnight. ...