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- Print Length: 292 pages
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- Publisher: Dead Bear Publishing; 2 edition (September 28, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 28, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FT1EI1C
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This story is second in this series, Katy has gone back to San Francisco to the PD and to her job. Leila has decided to take some time off and a little leisure time for herself and of course Gabe is along, ya know to help her out. Of course, things never go as you wanted do they?
Gabe is himself and throughout finds himself in deep water. It's Halloween and the kids all get dressed up for the occasion and have fun with parents taking them around to the docked boats for trick or treat. As the night comes to a close a huge fire burst out on one of the boats and it I involves a murder. The owner thankfully was not on board but comes to the docks to see it burning and it all begins from there. I am not meaning to leave you hanging but I want you to enjoy this book as much as I did. There us some romance here, some yucky scenes, and a lot of suspense. And, it doesn't turn out the way you may think.
Now, just be aware that there are a few words not correctly spaced and a couple of typos. That being said if you can overlook those this is a good book.
Leila Stanford, daytime “soap” actress, is awaiting the outcome of negotiations for renewal of her contract. She decides to take a sailing holiday on the boat belonging to her and sister, Kate. Leila’s mistake is to take family friend and fugitive from justice, the light-fingered Gabe Alexander along as crew, because now she can’t get rid of him! When they arrive at Puerto Felice, Leila tries to shed Gabe, but he is having none of it. After all, unless he can con someone or steal a fat wallet, he has nowhere else to stay but on the boat with Leila – and food. Unbeknownst to them, a hurricane is bearing down on the harbour.
A gorgeous yacht sails into the harbour bringing with it mystery, death and the man–Leila hopes–of her dreams, captain Ari Sterns. That evening the yacht, “Pilgrim,” catches on fire. Leila gives Ari sanctuary on her boat, displacing Gabe who is wildly jealous, as he has to give up his bed–the settee– and sleep in the hammock on deck.
The children of a family whose boat is also moored in the harbour, go out trick or treating and are the witnesses to a the presence on the “Pilgrim” of a man, well known in the community, who is later found to have burned to death in the fire.
The mystery deepens with the machinations of a suspicious trio who are trying to get Ari to dive for them. The story is that a boat of theirs went down previously and they want their belongings back, but what are they really after?
This well-written and paced story is very easy to read and most enjoyable; the characters are likable and the ending is an absolute hoot!
Available only as an e-book, and excellent value at $2.99
The novels in the Pilgrim's Progress series are sailing adventures and exciting mysteries that not only appeal to the reader's inner sleuth but their desire for a beautiful atmosphere and a lively, colorful plot. It is obvious that Dahlke herself is a seasoned sailor. The terminology she uses intrigues those of us who are less knowledgeable about life on the water and thoroughly engaging for those who are. Puerto Felice, the Mexican town that is the setting for this novel, comes to life in the author's narrative with its scary alleyways, sleazy bars and beautiful scenery.
Hurricane Hole is a well-crafted mystery with enough characters to keep a reader engaged but not overwhelmed, and a subtle humor that will keep a smile on your face throughout the book. There is romance and danger and a sweet and funny ending that left me very satisfied. In Hurricane Hole, R.P. Dahlke continues where she left off in A Dangerous Harbor. While either book can be read on its own, I highly recommend the pair of them.
The sound of waves against a hull, the smell of the sea, romance, mystery and humor all mixed in with a sprinkling of Spanish and a hurricane to boot. I simply can't come up with anything that's missing in this well told tale. If you enjoy a great read, you will definitely be satisfied with Hurricane Hole.