When diver Finn Carver took his boss on a dive to check out a previously explored sunken ship, little did he know their shocking discovery would lead to grave danger for those close to him. Carver worked for Professor Thomas Edgefield, director of Bamfield Marine Science Center on Vancouver Island, British Columbia who was like a father to him.
Sergeant Holly Rudd of the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit was lead in the investigation of the body found in the abandoned ship. When she and her investigators set up shop in tiny remote Bamfield, she quickly learned the inhabitants hid deep secrets, tangled relationships, and potentially shocking revelations they werenít about to share with outsiders.
Although Holly was the lead investigator, she was handicapped by the unexpected presence of Jimmy Furlong as team commander who took credit for everything she accomplished and seemed to live to make her life miserable.
She also had to contend with her resemblance to a woman who was murdered thirty years before, her unprofessional and overwhelming attraction to former special operations forces hero Finn Carver, and several attempts on her life. As additional bodies began to surface and continued interference from her boss put her job in jeopardy, Holly knew she had to solve the case or leave her hard-earned position with the Canadian Mounted Police in shame.
Dangerous Waters was written by Toni Anderson, a former marine biologist and best-selling novelist based in Canada. The author created a storyline that made good use of the land and seascape surrounding Vancouver Island. Vivid descriptions of the towering pines and sparsely populated and remote land added a sense of danger throughout the romantic suspense. The author was also adept at creating believable characters with depth and personality, not cardboard cutouts with little life in them.
As in many romance suspense stories, there is a plethora of scenes that may turn off those who are more interested in a good suspense story rather than pages of bedroom antics. If that is you, just skip through the pages that donít interest you and keep reading because the mystery and suspense will keep you turning pages. While some people may figure out the ending ahead of time, I donít believe most people will realize who wants the deep long buried secrets kept hidden. The climax should be a surprise to most.
A special thank you goes to the Amazon Vine program that provided this advanced reader copy for our review. If you are interested in purchasing Dangerous Waters, it is available at Amazon.com.