A ghostly ship and a kidnapped associate. Add a dose of death and it sounds like a case for Ace Carroway.
Pilot and inventor Cecilia "Ace" Carroway needs titanium for her latest brainstorm, an innovative engine that could revolutionize 1922 aeronautics. Her handsome associate Bert boards a steamer bound for Juneau to sign a sales deal for the metal, but encounters an eerie, silent-running ship. Hours later, he disappears.
Ace drops everything to hunt for her missing associate. She soon splashes into a mystery to freeze her very marrow, set in the frigid waters of Alaska's inland passage.
The clues lead Ace to the fog-enshrouded hamlet of Port Clam. There, her questions about the ghost ship lock lips tight. And moonless nights bring silent men, covered in moss and armed with wartime carbines. When Ace discovers an underground charnel house it becomes clear that this mystery is more than a search for her missing associate. It's about death. Death for Bert, but perhaps multitudes more. Call it the vengeful ghost of a dead war.
The ghost of war stalks Ace as well, and if she can't crack this mystery in time, everyone dies.
This book contains: Poison darts. Swamp men. Buckskin. Fjords. Hot soup. Freezing waters. Sunken wrecks. A ghostly ship that moves without steam or sails. A wooden leg. Several declarations of love. Sea chases. Unreliable maps. A talkative second mate. A coffee-loving teenager. Cuff links.
Ace Carroway and the Ghost Liner is seventh in the Adventures of Ace Carroway series. Content rating: teen.