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Title:
Night diver
Author:
Lowell, Elizabeth, 1944-
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Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Physical Description:
351 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Former British military diver Holden Cameron must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship located near St. Vincent. When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, owner Kate Donnelly and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets --and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780062132826
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Book

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New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance, and suspense.

After a family tragedy, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean behind forever. But a series of bad management decisions has left her family's diving and marine recovery business drowning in red ink. Now her brother pleads with her to come back to the island nation of St Vincent. Without Kate's financial expertise, the iconic treasure-hunting enterprise started by her grandfather will go under. Unable to say no to the little family she has left, Kate heads back to the beautiful and terrifying ocean that still haunts her nightmares.

Holden Cameron was addicted to the adrenaline rush of active duty--including narrowly surviving an underwater explosives accident. The last thing the former British military diver wants is to babysit a family of thieves on a tropical island--even if they are the world-famous Diving Donnellys. But in his new civilian job, Holden must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship.

When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, Kate and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets--and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.


Author Notes

Elizabeth Lowell is actually a pen name for the real person named Ann Charters Maxwell. Maxwell was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1944. She was educated at the University of California, Davis and the University of California, Riverside, where she received a B.A. in 1966. She married Evan Maxwell, a journalist, on September 4, 1966. They have published numerous novels together including The Silk Strategy, The Ruby, Steal the Sun, Redwood Empire, and The Golden Mountain.

Maxwell started her writing career in 1975 with the science fiction novel Change. She has written over 60 novels and one non-fiction book. The novels range from science fiction to historical fiction, from romance to mystery to suspense. She has written under numerous pen names including A. E. Maxwell, Annalise Sun, and Lowell Charters. In 1982, she began publishing romance novels as Elizabeth Lowell. She was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in 1994, Romance Writers of America Best Historical Romance in 1994, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. Her title Beautiful Sacrifice made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Rife with deep-sea diving and salvage terminology and interesting facts, Lowell's latest tale of romantic suspense, after Reckless Love (2013), swirls around a grandfather and his grandchildren's attempt to save the family's treasure-recovery business as it sinks into the red. After watching her mother and father drown when she was a teen, accountant Kate reluctantly agrees to return to the Golden Bough, the primary vessel of the Diving Donnellys, when her grandfather and brother ask for her help. Arriving at the island of St. Vincent, she is appalled at how desperately her grandfather and brother need to fulfill their British government contract, and how distrusting the Brits are about their operation. In fact, they've sent retired diver Holden Cameron to oversee the Donnelly's work, since the Brits suspect someone is stealing the gold and jewels the divers bring up. Added to the drama is a tropical storm that's about to descend and shut down the dive. Lowell brings her reader-pleasing, heart-pounding gift for adventure and sizzling romance to the eerie depths of the ocean.--Henshaw, Pat Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Lowell (Midnight in Ruby Bayou) expertly blends romance and suspense in a novel rich with undersea treasure hunting and deception. Kate Donnelly has avoided the Caribbean for the 15 years since her parents died in a diving accident, but her brother needs her to look at the books of the family salvage business, which is dangerously close to bankruptcy. Holden Cameron is a British accountant (and former military diver) with the authority to shut down the Donnellys. The lazy Caribbean climate is the perfect atmosphere for romance, and the attraction between Kate and Holden erupts into potent love scenes. Meanwhile, divers are disappearing, and Holden notes a disparity in the diving schedules and the amount of treasure recovered. The greedy culprit dials up the danger, and Holden and Kate dial up the passion, all the way to the pulse-pounding conclusion. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

After her parents are killed in a diving accident, financial expert Kate Donnelly leaves her family's marine salvage business in the Caribbean-for good, or so she thinks. But when the business hits serious financial snags, ocean-wary Kate agrees to help-as long as she can stay on dry land. Being attracted to Holden Cameron, a former British military diver and financial investigator for one of their clients, comes as a bit of a surprise; so does working with him to get to the truth when deadly things begin happening. VERDICT Sunken treasure, underwater danger, and just the right amount of diving and salvage detail make this another gripping journey from Lowell. It draws readers in, ramps up the tension, and keeps the pages turning until the last mystery is solved. Lowell (Dangerous Refuge) lives in the Sierra Nevadas. [See Prepub Alert, 11/18/13.] (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.