by Bob Morris
Review by Beth Slater
St. Martin's Minotaur Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0312328931
Date: 06 February, 2007 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Zack Chasteen and his girlfriend, Barbara, travel to Bermuda to a) plant some palm trees and b) attend her aunt's 70th birthday gala. The last thing Zack expects is to rescue a scuba-clad body off of the hazardous beachfront property of Barbara's Aunt Trula, Cutfoot Estate (appropriately named, of course). He finds out later that the body, whose eyes had been gouged out, is in a similar condition to two other bodies found years ago, and he wonders at the coincidence. He, however, is not alone in his curiosity. From official release/information:
Book Description: A young scuba guide, scouting new dive sites in the shipwreck-laden reefs that rim Bermuda, makes a fatal discovery: A treasure more valuable than gold or jewels. And some people are willing to kill for it. Enter Zack Chasteen, knockabout palm-tree farmer, and his inscrutable Taino associate, Boggy, who have been dragged to Bermuda by Zacks ladylove, Barbara Pickering. She needs their help throwing a seventy-fifth birthday party for her wealthy and eccentric Aunt Trula. While there, Zack drops by the bank to visit his money, millions earned in recent exploits that Zack has in one of the countrys notorious tax-free offshore accounts. Big problem: Zacks money is gone and his bankers cant seem to explain where it is or who might have it.
(Source: St. Martin's Minotaur)