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...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.