Shot in the Dark

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For latter-day sea dog Neal Donahoe, the world's waterways are more than a career. They're a communion. Now, as an officer with Santa Barbara's Harbor Patrol, he's about to find this gift indispensable. For the craft and crew of the DEA's Blue Thunder -- supposedly on a routine bust -- have just met a mysterious and violent end. And Donahoe's lover becomes a human inferno when a hidden bomb blasts her luxury yacht. Now, both chief sleuth and leading suspect, Donahoe joins forces with Coast Guard Lt. Tory Lennox, ...
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Overview

For latter-day sea dog Neal Donahoe, the world's waterways are more than a career. They're a communion. Now, as an officer with Santa Barbara's Harbor Patrol, he's about to find this gift indispensable. For the craft and crew of the DEA's Blue Thunder -- supposedly on a routine bust -- have just met a mysterious and violent end. And Donahoe's lover becomes a human inferno when a hidden bomb blasts her luxury yacht. Now, both chief sleuth and leading suspect, Donahoe joins forces with Coast Guard Lt. Tory Lennox, testing the limits of both police professionalism and civilian passion. From the scuzziest wharf rats to southern California's glittering elite to a drug cabal that stops at nothing, the battle lines will be drawn by the assembled firepower of three Federal fighting forces. But the war will be won -- or lost -- by Donahoe and Troy aboard a solitary thirty-foot sailboat, on open and deadly water...
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Editorial Reviews

Mostly Murder
"Masterful...Readers will remember 'Shot In The Dark' and look forward to hte next Harbormaster mystery."
News-Press Santa Barbara
"You can almost taste the salt in the air...an excellent setting...Gibbs creates a credibility and sens of space rare in mysteries."
Orlando Sentinel
"Gibbs is a master at unraveling a complex story."
Kirkus Reviews
New nautical Baywatch-with-boats series arrives with a cargo of romance, offshore drug smuggling, and intricate sailing lore. Gibbs (Capitol Offense, 1995, etc.) teams up Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol officer Neal Machado Donahoe, a handsome, impetuous loner, with knockout blond Coast Guard Lieutenant Tory Lennox. Set in and around the tricky Santa Barbara waterways, this reasonably shipshape whodunit casts off when a storm-tossed drug intercept aboard a DEA boat ends in a shotgun blast. While Lennox joins the Coast Guard's search for the now-missing craft, Donahoe indulges in "demanding, even painful, passion to the hilt" with his lover-of- the-month, Jannice McKay, on her live-aboard cabin cruiser. Her husband, sleazy real-estate speculator Rudy, seems content to let his spouse romp on water while he pursues amorous adventures on land. Jannice, however, dies when an arsonist's bomb turns her boat into a fireball. Donohoe, on board during the explosion, heroically pilots the burning craft away from the Santa Barbara yacht basin—then becomes a prime suspect for the murder, even though he has no motive. Suspended from his harbor cop's job, he's left with plenty of time not only to beat the land-based cops to the killer but to help Lennox survive the bureaucratic backstabbing among the Coast Guard, US Customs, the DEA—even a nosey congresswoman—and locate the sunken DEA hulk.

Gibbs shows a notable appreciation of sailboat specifics, boating lore, and marina denizens, but his formulaic plot offers few surprises. Still, acceptable regional series opener for sailboat aficionados.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446405195
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Series: Neal Donahoe & Tory Lennox Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.17 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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