Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
A large container ship is heading to the Los Angeles port carrying a dead man, his killer beaten and a mysterious cargo. Only one man is left to try to save the killer a girl named Tala Reyes and his only hope is to jump ship and go to the only person he trusts Josie Bates.
Billy Zuni has come home, he swam for his life and ended up in a strip club and was rescued by one of the dancers Sparkle who takes him to Josie’s house. Billy arrives after being gone for years and with noone knowing what happened to him, now he is in bad shape and begging for Josie to save the girl he had to leave on the ship. If you have read previous books in this series than you are aware of what Billy went through in his life and his connection with Josie, Archer and Hannah, but unfortunately Billy seems to have suffered once again.
Going to the Pier Manager to report the murder and the girl who was near death but could still be alive Josie and Billy are not believed, the ship’s paperwork shows noone onboard named Tala or Billy and there is no proof of a murder or a possible murder so Josie’s hands are tied. Billy refuses to give up and his good intentions land him in jail but when a very conscientious customs agent opens a crate for inspection she finds a dead body and now everything escalates. Billy is now a person of interest in the murder but still noone will enter the ship to search for Tala.
Every time I get a Josie Bates book to read I know I am in for a mystery and a surprise ending and this one was no different. Josie along with Archer, Billy and Hannah have a fight on their hands, a fight with immigration, customs and Adeano Bianchi the captain of the Faret Vilda who is in so deep he will do anything to get out from under including murder. What happens is not something I will discuss in this review but if you are a Rebecca Forster fan then there is no doubt in my mind that you know that like me you are in for some exciting reading.