By Clyde Ford
Charlie Noble, former coast-guard-officer-turned-marine-PI, is back.
This time, he is hot on the trail of a human trafficking scheme that
begins in Mexico…and ends in murder.Still reeling from the untimely
death of his wife, Charlie begins to warm to the idea of a second chance
at true love with new girlfriend Kate Sullivan. These plans are quickly
docked when boating friends Marvin and Angela Baynes come to him with a
horrifying discovery—the body of an unidentified young woman impaled on
the flukes of their boat anchor. The Bayneses themselves lost a child
years ago. No stranger to loss, Charlie finds it impossible not to help
them—even though it could mean putting his new romance in jeopardy.
Charlie enlists a friend, Raven, a Native American salvage diver.
Together, the pair plunge beneath the waters of Puget Sound to seek out
any clues about the identity of the dead woman and how she wound up
there. But they find more bodies instead—all young, all female, all
Hispanic. Soon Charlie finds himself navigating a course that leads him
through the choppy waters of transporting human cargo, and right into
the seedy underworld of the Northwest’s sex trade.With its fresh,
nautical flavor, riveting mystery, and incredible depth of humanity, Precious Cargo is a winner from Clyde Ford that is truly unique—and compulsively readable.