The islands frightened her with their uncivilized rawness. They looked like a place where anything could happen, a godforsaken outcrop at the end of the world.
Sea-faring chef Ella Morgan is an honest woman—until her life falls apart. When her dream of owning a restaurant is shattered by her father’s death and the loss of her inheritance, she is suddenly alone in the world. Desperate for money, she risks a one-time chance to crew on a drug run with a trusted captain, only to find herself fighting for her life in an underworld ruled by violent men.
Set in the Caribbean, The Measure of Ellais a dramatic story of love, murder, high-seas action, and the consequences of pursuing a dream at all costs. Like Patrick O'Brien's novels, including Master and Commander, The Measure of Ellacaptures the breathtaking and perilous world of blue-water sailing. Like The Girl on the Train, it unwinds with gripping suspense from a woman's point of view. With its brave, strong, complex female protagonist at the helm of a high seas adventure, The Measure of Ellais entirely unique.