The cleanup of the Petro Star spill has barely started when, scanning the Atlantic with his binoculars, Cole spies a pollutant of a different nature: a body, relieved of its head and hands. He sets out to find who's responsible for the spill as well as the identity of the mutilated corpse. With his pal, mob rep Felix Tinios, Cole gets deeper into local action, including the theft of a trio of Winslow Homer paintings and a tangle with the underworld. Hidden currents swirl to the surface, and for Cole everything begins to connect. Another ugly murder convinces him he's on the right track...if he can prove his dangerous theory and live to enjoy the seacoast calm.
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This story takes place in the mid-sixteen-hundreds, when pirates ruled the seas. Four are stranded on an island, left by their crew and hunted by the British navy. They must find themselves a new crew and confront their enemies—their ex-crew and the British. But they may be in for a suprise when they find out what their old crew members have been up to... <br> ("BLACK TIDES" features explicit language and graphic scenes that may be inappropriate for young readers.)
This is the second Lewis Cole mystery. The characters are interesting and varied. The "required" sidekick is an underworld figure. The location is interesting, the writing is wonderful and the descriptions are well done. Set in New Hampshire beach town, the stories (I'm reading through the series and this is the third one I've read) are interesting and varied. My first requirement is always characters who are true to life and interesting. They are people Dubois makes me care about. These are books I will reread.