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.
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.
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.
A rushed rescue mission doesn't go well for Jesse McDermitt and his crew. The kidnap victims would rather go back to the Jamaican gang hired to kill them than return home to laid-back Beaufort, SC, and give the man who wants them dead another chance.