When Shelby Hope agrees to join Matt Mitchell as first mate in his new sailing charter business aboard Just Add Water, she has no idea how risky her new career will be. But as the cruise with their newest passengers gets underway, bad things start happening. Someone cuts their anchor line in the middle of the night. One of their passengers disappears. Then Just Add Water is hijacked and forced to go offshore into a brewing storm.
As conditions at sea steadily deteriorate, the next bad thing happens: In the middle of the night, a clandestine radio exchange exposes a juicy secret and a nasty betrayal. One of the hijackers forces Shelby to leave Matt and Just Add Water to accompany him on a fast, wild, and risky ride in a ten foot inflatable boat through rough, stormy seas.
His goal: Find his partner's boat—which he's just learned holds something he badly wants—then kill his partner.
Tense with fear as she anticipates the violent confrontation between the two men, Shelby wonders if she'll ever make it back to Just Add Water.
And if Matt will still be alive if she does.
About the Author
Stephanie Parrish and her husband Terry have sailed parts of the Intracoastal Waterway, Florida’s east and Gulf coasts, the Florida Keys, Mexico, and the Bahamas. She is the author of the Shelby Hope series.