Author: Jeffrey D. Briggs
Alone on a pier in the predawn rain, Martha Whitaker waits in vain for her mentor and long-trusted friend, Hewitt Wilcox. Fear had laced his last message. Hours later, when his empty van is hoisted from the frigid waters of Puget Sound, Martha sets off to find the truth of what happened to him–and to clear her own name. Resourceful, strong, and steeled by inner wounds, she’s joined by a crusading journalist, who believes Hewitt’s disappearance may reveal ugly secrets about a chapter of American history that some would prefer be forgotten. Together they’re drawn into a sinister world of forgery, murder, and betrayal. Martha is forced to confront her own dark past, where violence provided primal justice. In a fight for her life, she finds she’s in a fight for her soul.
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About the Author:
Writer and journalist Jeffrey D. Briggs has been covering the Seattle waterfront since he moved onto his sailboat over thirty years ago. Jeffrey has published over 350 articles in regional and national magazines, and covered boating in the Pacific Northwest as a staff writer for 48° North and editor for PNW Pacific Yachting.
A long-time resident of Seattle, Washington, he took a detour in life and moved to Rochester, Minn., where he became a biomedical science writer for Mayo Clinic, and got to preview all his future diseases. He also got to shovel many varieties of snow and experience his first Polar Vortex .
Realizing his mistake when he could no longer see out his office window because of snow drifts, he returned home to the Pacific Northwest in 2017, dropping anchor in Richmond Beach, a beachfront community just north of Seattle. With his wife and dog, he can often be found on the shores of Puget Sound, wondering what secrets lie hidden beneath those cold waters.
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