Circle of Bones

Circle of Bones

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by Christine Kling
     
 

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Former marine Maggie Riley has just set sail for the Caribbean, ready for a little R&R on her forty-foot boat before starting a work assignment in Dominica.

Then Cole Thatcher appears.

Sexy, naked—and possibly nuts—Cole turns out to be an archaeologist searching for the wreckage from a World War II submarine that may hold millions in gold coins and

Overview

Former marine Maggie Riley has just set sail for the Caribbean, ready for a little R&R on her forty-foot boat before starting a work assignment in Dominica.

Then Cole Thatcher appears.

Sexy, naked—and possibly nuts—Cole turns out to be an archaeologist searching for the wreckage from a World War II submarine that may hold millions in gold coins and classified documents from a powerful inner circle of the secret society Skull and Bones. Maggie has enough skeletons to deal with, but when she learns her own past may intersect the Bonesmen’s, joining Cole in the hunt for the sub may be the only course to uncover a hidden truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611097856
Publisher:
Thomas & Mercer
Publication date:
02/19/2013
Series:
Shipwreck Adventures Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Christine Kling was born in Missoula, Montana, but raised in Southern California, which meant she developed a love for beaches and boating at an early age. After writing for sailing magazines for many years, Christine turned to writing fiction, publishing several thrillers about sailing. She later became an English professor at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, but retired in 2011; she now lives aboard her thirty-three-foot boat, Talespinner, and goes wherever the wind — and free Wi-Fi — may take her.

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Circle of Bones 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the interpersonal relationships don't quite work but the story is exciting and I enjoyed listening to the audio.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Indiana Jones meets James Bond with multi-faceted main characters. A former Marine sailing solo gets pulled into a conspiracy theorist's treasure hunt that includes a factual sunken WWII French submarine. Great adventure with romance. I thoroughly enjoyed this and the villian(s) just keep turning up. The changing POV took a few chapters to get used to but I enjoyed the ride. I liked the slow reveal of facts and events. Would love a sequel.
Carl80 More than 1 year ago
Fascinating plot, well developed and handled. I like sea stories and while the writing leaves much to be desired, the story is interesting, the characters are worth following, and the resolution is satisfactory.
Threeaxel More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Lots of turns and twists but easy to follow. A lot of thought went into this plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first one of Christine's books I have read. From page one she had my attention. Riveting and compelling into a bold area that is described accurately to degrees that are down right startling. I could see the ocean spray and the surroundings as I read each chapter. Well worth the read. Would make a block buster of a movie. Well done!
VictoriaAllman More than 1 year ago
Christine Kling, of Seychelle Sullivan Mysteries fame, is back with her first stand-alone nautical thriller. Expanding her geographical location from Florida in her superb mystery series, Circle of Bones sails the waters of the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Guadeloupe. Like Kling's earlier protagonist, Riley is one of the strongest most likable women I've read. I couldn't decide whether I liked her or Cole, the maybe-crazy conspiracy-spouting love interest, more. Riley, a former marine, meets and immediately clashes with Cole, a treasure hunter searching for a lost submarine in the islands. Both are fantastically developed interesting characters and are supported by a cast of believable exciting characters -- even the bad guys are intriguing. The fact this thriller is set on the water makes it hard for me not to love it. Kling is at her best when writing about what she knows and loves --boats and being on the water. Circle of Bones is well researched and reads as if Kling lived this adventure. She brings the reader into the story and you feel like you are right there with her. This fast-paced, action-packed thriller holds something for everyone -- mystery, travel, treasure-hunting, history, conspiracy theories, and romance. It is perfectly timed and expertly executed. You will love this book. I know I did. Victoria Allman Author of: SEAsoned: A Chef's Journey with Her Captain
Pineapple_Girl More than 1 year ago
I have recently been reading a lot of Randy Wayne White and I really enjoy books with a "nautical" flavor and suspenseful plot. I hadn't read any of Kling's prior novels, I had no idea what this book was about and I started reading absolutely NO expectations. The book hooked me from the start with the prologue that hinted at what the story was going to be, then kept me going with suspense of the transitions between a submarine in WWII and "present day" with the heroine, Maggie Riley, on her sail boat in the Caribbean. She meets a handsome guy but this is no cheesy romance. It is a well fleshed out "suspense" type novel and would definitely read more of Kling's work after reading this book. I enjoyed the well-developed characters, intriguing plot and surprising twists and turns. There is a little cryptography in there but this is no daVinci code, and isn't trying to be. To give you an idea of whether you'd like this, I also enjoy Nevada Barr, Patricia Cornwell, John D MacDonald, Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, among others. I'd put this most closely like Randy Wayne White without the ecology / environmental lectures. Fast paced, fun, water oriented, some scrapes with crazy violent people, outwitting the enemy, a little romance...
gb48 More than 1 year ago
Circle of Bones. The plot was very interesting. While reading this book it brought back to mind all the things in life that prove the world really is a small place. Two fathers of two children in different families one male and one female. Brought together by chance, trying to solve the mysteries that the fathers left for them to untangle. One father use already dead and the one will not live long. Most of the book takes place in the Caribbean. The beauty of the islands and the courage if take to sail the waters in that area. All, that has been shared and time will only end with still not knowing if they know the whole story behind all the deaths or do they still need to keep looking out for others wanting to kill them. It was very well done with out a pub. Glenda