Murder runs deep in this thrilling Underwater Investigation series featuring C.S.I. diver Hannah Sampson. More
“A terrific writer. The scene with the sharks inside the aircraft was enough to cause nightmares and using an underwater heroine is admirable. Well done!” —Clive Cussler
“Under Pressure, the aptly titled fourth underwater investigation by Kathy Brandt featuring British Virgin Islands detective Hannah Sampson, is a thrilling adventure with multiple suspense threads woven through a fast-paced plot.” —Mysterious Reviews
SWIMMING WITH THE DEAD
Summoned to the sun-drenched beaches of the British Virgin Islands, Hannah Sampson is fully prepared to face unknowable dangers beneath the crystal-clear waters of an idyllic paradise. But the possibility of murder runs deeper and darker than the sea itself. Her police commissioner's son—an expert diver and researcher—was found dead, pinned under the submerged wreckage of a cargo ship. Whatever the victim was looking for, he found . . .
DARK WATER DIVE
Homicide detective Hannah Sampson has traded the Colorado Rockies for the sunnier climes of the British Virgin Islands. But a murdered tourist whose marriage may not have been all smooth sailing—and colleagues eager to sink her career—have left Hannah navigating the stormy waters of betrayal, greed, and murder as cold as the deep blue sea. . . .
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 finishes the job . . .
At 9:32 on a tropical morning, a puddle jumper takes off into the skies over Tortola. But at 9:39, not far from Detective Hannah Sampson's boat, it nose-dives into the water. Only moments later, Hannah and her partner are sixty feet below the surface, vying with reef sharks for any survivors.
Soon Hannah plunges into an investigation. Was one of the passengers a target? And who would want to kill a planeload of Caribbean tourists? Every lead is a dead end. And as Hannah copes with a nine-year-old survivor, a shady suspect, a shaky relationship—and an approaching hurricane—she wonders if she's gotten in too deep. . . .
About the Author:
Kathy Brandt has published four mystery novels with NAL/Penguin and has just completed a memoir, A CHECKERED PARACHUTE, co-authored with her son, Max Maddox. She has also published articles on parenting, health, and travel in dozens of national magazines. She taught writing at the University of Colorado for ten years. She lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, Ron. Visit her website at www.kathybrandtauthor.com