Camaro Espinoza is a charter boat captain living a quiet life, taking south Florida tourists out deep-sea fishing. Parker Story is an ex-con who is trying to do the right thing but just keeps getting kicked to the curb, so he acquiesces when his old prison cellmate offers him the job of chartering a boat.
Story asks Camaro to smuggle a political dissident out of Cuba and offers her a large sum for her services, but it is not the money she’s interested in, it’s Parker Story. He desperately needs her help with this job, as well as making her promise to get his young daughter to his brother in Texas should anything go wrong. Camaro was a combat medic and still has those skills, which stand her in good stead as nothing goes as planned with the Cuban passenger.
This is a fast moving story with lots of action, some interesting twists and the deadliest female protagonist since Jon Land’s Caitlin Strong and Steig Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander.
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NIGHT CHARTER by Sam Hawken. Mulholland Books (December 8, 2015). ISBN 978-0316299213. 336p.