The Serpent Sea
Twenty-five yr outdated Anne Gordon gets a letter from her grandfather summoning her domestic from Cedar Key to Islamorada, the kinfolk property in Key West, Florida. Anne had fled the property 5 years previous after the disturbing dying of her dual brother, Edward, in a scuba diving coincidence for which she used to be blamed. Now, her grandfather is unwell and desires to make peace together with her prior to his death.
Anne leaves her photography/jewelry designing enterprise and drives domestic. as soon as there, she discovers issues usually are not as calm as they first seem at the floor – a Spanish galleon break, the San Pedro, has been discovered without delay off the coast of Islamorada, and a film corporation has moved onto the property to make a movie, starring the famous actors, Frank Blaine and Diana Moon, and directed by way of Peter James. there were a number of mysterious injuries at the San Pedro and of the divers at the Spanish send have died.
in the meantime, Anne is reunited along with her grandfather, David Gordon. He makes her his inheritor of the fifty-million buck property and enterprise. Anne is crushed together with his generosity and remains on at Islamorada to convenience him in his final days. Robin Gordon, Anne’s cousin, has arrived domestic from university and opposed to their grandfather’s needs has constructed a budding romance with Jack Cole, one of many divers from the San Pedro. a 3rd customer no longer approximately as welcome is Leigh Giddings, Anne’s fortune-hunting ex-husband. He has came upon that his former spouse is now an heiress and desires to get his minimize of the family members wealth.
In reaction to David Gordon’s request for aid, Alex Stryker, a best detective with the Miami-Dade Police division, has been despatched to Key West to aid neighborhood police. Alex has been operating undercover at the dive boat to attempt and observe the murderer’s identification and why individuals are being killed. he's instantly interested in Anne Gordon and she or he to him. Their budding romance is marred by means of the threats and murders taking place at the property. one other lifeless physique is located, this time within the boathouse at Islamorada, and a later test is made on Anne’s existence. not anyone looks secure. Then, Anne’s grandfather dies lower than suspicious situations.
While snooping round in an underwater cave without delay off the shore of Islamorada, Anne discovers an enormous lead in regards to the crimes on the property. whilst a moment try out is made on her existence, she is trapped at the dive boat and confronts the real killer. The boat smashes up at the reef while a storm hits the Florida Keys. After nearly wasting her lifestyles at the dive boat, Anne and Alex Stryker become aware of how a lot they truly suggest to one another and start to dream of a destiny together.