by Jes Hart Stone
Armed robbers, a hijacked boat, kidnapped children, a storm at sea, and one desperate father. What could go wrong?
A fatal accident at his gym leaves former trainer and Navy veteran, Jake Burton, broke and divorced. When a temporary restraining order prevents him from seeing the only person he loves, his seven-year-old daughter, Emily, Jake loses the will to fight.
But when Emily’s second-grade class goes on a whale-watching field trip, Jake risks the consequences, bribes the boat’s mechanic, and in disguise, sneaks aboard the vessel.
Across town, three teenage boys are out to grab easy money by robbing a convenience store, but things get ugly when one boy pulls a gun and shoots the store clerk. Running from the police, the teens find themselves aboard the whale-watching boat, where Emily’s teacher mistakes them for assistants from the local high school.
A fierce storm turns day to night and churns the sea to turbulence. A child falls overboard, shots are fired, and the boat’s communication system is destroyed. Law enforcement is out of range. Jake must overcome his demons and fight to save Emily’s life.
- Language: English
- Paperback : 296 pages
- ISBN: 978-958808047
Turbulent Waters is the perfect storm of desperate characters, unwelcome circumstances, and events gone wrong,
yet it feels to the reader so very, very right.
— Chris “Windscreen” Homan, author of A Door into Another Land
Riveting and compelling. Jake Burton may be flawed, but he’s one badass protagonist.
— Spencer Kope, Crime Analyst, Whatcom County Sheriff ’s Office, and author of Collecting the Dead
In the thrilling style of Patterson, Stone captures the fear of kidnapped children and the dangers of the sea.
— Robert W. Walker, author of Under the Dead Lady’s Corset