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.