The world’s most exclusive cruise ship, The Royal Star, has just set sail from Miami on its inaugural voyage. For the hundred or so well-heeled passengers, including Zack Chasteen and his wife, the itinerary is a secret and the week ahead promises to be the ultimate tropical sojourn…
But just an hour out of port, gunmen take over the Royal Star, killing most of the officers and sequestering passengers throughout the ship. Not only is Zack separated from his wife, he has another worry: She is eight months pregnant, and could go into labor at any moment…
As Zack and his fellow captives struggle to get an upper hand, the hijackers offer few clues to their motives. Maybe it’s a simple kidnap/extortion plot. Or maybe they’re bent on more devious ends—using the Royal Star as a giant torpedo to blow up another cruise ship. Either way, Zack must figure out a way to stop them—while keeping himself, and his family, alive.
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“Bursting with energy, gunfire, and moxy…plenty to satisfy lovers of suspenseful adventures on the high seas.”—USA Today
“Cruise A Deadly Silver Sea for the time of your life.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“A rip-roaring mystery…a swashbuckling adventure.”—Miami Herald
“A treat for series fans, and also for newcomers who like a mix of suspense and blackish comedy.”—Booklist
BOB MORRIS, a former columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, Fort Myers News Press, and The New York Times regional newspapers, served as editor of Caribbean Travel & Life and Gulfshore Life magazines. His work regularly appears in National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Bon Appetit and other publications. Morris, the author of the 2005 Edgar Award finalist Bahamarama, as well as Jamica Me Dead, lives in Winter Park, Florida.