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Subject: Boating-Sea Mysteries
Date Posted: 6/24/2013 12:26 AM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2008
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These 2 books have alot of action.



Author: David Poyer
Dr. Jack Scales, hotshot neurosurgeon, is at the peak of his career?and his family?s showing the strain. His wife, Arlen, is having an affair; Ric, their twenty-year-old son, hears voices urging him to violence; and teenaged Haley, a champion swimmer, would rather be anywhere than on a cruise to Bermuda in her family?s luxurious new sailboat?The Scales?s bon voyage party ends in the death of a stowaway, a lightning storm that nearly sinks them, and one of Ric?s worst schizophrenic episodes yet. Still, battling the elements together, the family forges a fragile unity?until a man adrift on a plastic beach float hundreds of miles from land springs a trap. Held hostage by smugglers who?ll stop at nothing to get their cargo to port, the family faces the ultimate question: How much would each one be willing to sacrifice in order to buy the others a chance to survive?  « less



Siren's Lullaby


The Ft. Lauderdale-to-Bermuda race is one of the most important in the world of yacht racing, and Robert Cramm, scion of an old family of Newport yacht builders, is determined to win it with Siren, a gleaming new boat with a very controversial, possibly dangerous design. His partner is to be his wife, Cheryl, but on the eve of the race, she is unexpectedly called home to take care of their small daughter, who has fallen ill.

Replacing his wife with Beth, his attractive assistant with whom he has been rumored to be having an affair, Cramm sets off for glory. Days later, in the early predawn hours, Siren disappears from radar screens in a mysterious explosion. Burned remnants of the yacht, as well as Beth's body, are found by rescue workers -- and Beth is discovered to have been three months pregnant.

There is no trace of Robert Cramm's corpse.

Late one evening at their Newport mansion, Cheryl Cramm is struggling with her grief when the telephone rings. She watches as her little daughter races to answer it and is stunned when the child begins to hum a lullaby she'd only sung with her father. Then the line goes dead. Is Robert Cramm really dead? Or is someone trying to push Cheryl over the edge in order to take control of the Cramm fortune?

When Cheryl discovers that the family company is virtually bankrupt, she must confront the devastating possibility that the accident was an elaborate hoax. Is she to become her husband's next victim?
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