A well-plotted mystery, with accurate diving information and likeable characters (mostly!) Though this is one of a series, the reader will have no trouble following the story line.
From back cover: I came to the British Virgin Islands to escape. As a police diver and underwater investigator, I figured tropical waters and an island paradise beat murky, polluted city lakes any day. When I left Denver, my former partner in homicide warned me---'Ain't no such thing as paradise, Sampson.' Darned if he wasn't right . . .
Trying to save an endangered species doesn't normally make one a target for extinction. But police diver Hannah Sampson has her doubts when she pulls her friend Elyse out of the sea, barely alive. Although the chief believes it was an accident, Hannah knows Elyse is a staunch environmentalist, and never hesitated to harass anyone who threatened her beloved natural habitat. Hannah is sure this is no accident--but attempted murder.
Now, she must find the would-be killer before he returns to finish the job.
Third in the series and developing nicely. There was a plot twist that I felt was unnecessary and a bit gratuitous, but Brandt has cleaned up the technical errors from earlier books and invested time in character development and it shows. Wonderful setting, nice handling of dialect (which could potentially be irritating), solid plot. It feels like the series is starting to mature and come together.