(From the publisher):
Coming around the second bend in the road he nearly ran into a car that was stopped ahead. Stopped and listing to starboard. As he closed in, he saw the car lurch even more to the right, its brake lights flaring in the rain. It ended up hanging at a precarious angle, half on the road, halfway into the ditch.
It was a Volvo station wagon. As he slowed, the driver of the Volvo tried to pull it out to the left, but the rear end slid the last few remaining inches over into the ditch. The entire rear end began to sink down into the deep ditch, the drive wheel churning the water as the right brake light submerged, canting the front of the car up high enough for its headlights to illuminate the tops of the palm trees on the other side of the road. Then all the Volvo's lights went out as the water shorted the system. Scratch one Volvo, he thought as he pulled up as close as he could get, turned on his flashers and set his hand brake.
He kept his engine running to provide lights. As he prepared to get out, he saw the driver's door open on the Volvo and a woman climb out.
Mike Montgomery has a reputation as a troublemaker with the Navy brass. And he's stuck with a politically sensitive assignment to create a story for the media on some suspicious off-shore incidents. Now he's about to add to his problems by starting an affair with another officer's wife.
Original title: Scorpion in the Sea
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense