Cross Current #2020

Cross Current By Christine Kling Cross Current From Publishers Weekly Salvage boat captain and sometime sleuth Seychelle Sullivan returns in Kling s follow up to her well received debut Surface Tension this time to aid a frightened Haitian waif
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  • Cross Current By Christine Kling From Publishers Weekly Salvage boat captain and sometime sleuth Seychelle Sullivan returns in Kling s follow up to her well received debut, Surface Tension, this time to aid a frightened Haitian waif named Solange Seychelle who s plying the South Florida waters on her tugboat, the Gorda, with her mechanic cum lover, B.J discovers the girl on a swamped boat and makes saviFrom Publishers Weekly Salvage boat captain and sometime sleuth Seychelle Sullivan returns in Kling s follow up to her well received debut, Surface Tension, this time to aid a frightened Haitian waif named Solange Seychelle who s plying the South Florida waters on her tugboat, the Gorda, with her mechanic cum lover, B.J discovers the girl on a swamped boat and makes saving her, both from danger and from immigration officials, a personal crusade The recent murder of some Haitian refugees and a creepy visitor to Solange s hospital room convince Seychelle that the frightened girl is in peril More challenges come from tough guys with various agendas Detective Victor Collazo, with whom Seychelle has a combative history, seems determined to thwart her effort and return the child Border Patrol Agent Russ Elliott presses a similar agenda, though Seychelle s lawyer and best friend Jeannie does her best to parry his thrusts Retired DEA agent Joe D Angelo conveniently arrives to perk up Seychelle s libido B.J notwithstanding and address some unanswered questions about her dead father, with whom he worked, and a surprise visit by Seychelle s black sheep brother, Pit, threatens even disruption Savvy readers will be two steps ahead of the plot, which features several genre set pieces, but Kling writes with crisp assurance, especially about life in coastal South Florida, and her supporting cast, if crowded, is colorful Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved From Booklist Kling adds swift plotting, convincing nautical detail, voodoo lore, and tropical scenery, all of which adds up to a satisfying if unsurprising series that is Florida s answer to Grafton and Barr David Wright Copyright American Library Association All rights reserved Cross Current For Seychelle Sullivan, life is all about making a living, making love, and keeping her eye on the beauty that still remains in her beloved Florida Then her life takes a turn when her tug intercepts with a swamped fishing boat in the Gulf Stream Inside the boat are a murdered woman and a little girl in a white dress Seychelle returns to shore with a traumatized Haitian girl named Solange in her cabin Determined to protect Solange, and somehow keep her from being sent back to Haiti, Seychelle becomes obsessed with the forces that nearly killed the girl and left her speechless with terror Exploring the hidden world of Florida s Haitian community, Seychelle realizes that Solange is still in great danger and that one killer has claimed dozens of lives With a murderer stalking the child, Seychelle is racing to unravel dangerous truths But to get the answers she needs, she must return to where it all started in the waters of the Gulf Stream, where people died for their dreams of freedom and a man with a machete did the work of the devil himself About the Author Christine Kling is the author of five nautical thrillers and one anthology of short stories She lives aboard her 33 foot sailboat Talespinner and travels wherever the wind and free wifi may take her.
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    About "Christine Kling"

    1. Christine Kling

      I have spent than forty years enjoying simply messing about with boats as Rat said to Mole in The Wind in the Willows I ve been a boat wife, mother and captain of my own boat I ve had articles and stories published in many publications including Cruising World, Sailing , and The Tiller and the Pen, Gulfstream Magazine and Miami Noir My first four novels are in a series about Florida female tugboat captain, Seychelle Sullivan As a techie person, I am intrigued by the fast changes occurring in the publishing industry and I m trying my hand at self publishing I self published CIRCLE OF BONES, a big international thriller set in the Caribbean, and SEA BITCH, a small collection of four short stories Thomas Mercer then offered me a 3 book contract for a re issue of BONES, as well as the next two books in that trilogy The new edition debuted on Feb 19, 2013 The second book in what I now call the Shipwreck Adventures series is called DRAGON S TRIANGLE, and the third book in the series, KNIGHT S CROSS was released in 2015.Today, my husband Wayne and I, along with Barney, the Yorkshire Terror and Ruby, the Wonder Dog, are living a nomadic life as we design and build our next boat.

    447 thoughts on “Cross Current”

    1. Cross current is the second in the Seychelle Sullivan series by Christine Kling It is a fun, easy read mystery, set primarily on the Florida coast Boats and boating playing significant roles Seychelle is a smart but flawed female tug owner who has, again, gotten pulled into solving a mystery beyond the ken of the police Like the first in the series, Cross current explores with human trafficking As with many books, what we see is not what it appears Always remember, Seychelle, you will see what y [...]

    2. Much enjoyed the 2nd Seychelle Sullivan adventure Can t wait to get started on the next one She s a great protagonist with enough variety in co stars to carry the plot all the way to conclusion Author Kling s knowledge of working boats, ocean currents, and the social world of people who live in that environment have once again been an unintended education smoothly woven into the story And I ll leave it there lest the next thing I say becomes a spoiler.

    3. Powerful exploration of the desperate lives of Haitians trying to get to the USA Good insights into both the positive culture and intent of what is often dismissed as Voodoo as well as the stretch it takes for somebody from white US background to understand it.

    4. Cross Current is about a man named B.J who came across a girl that he started to like and , but things began to get very interesting and mysterious when the days kept passing, so he began to get suspicious and did something about it I thought this book was interesting, but there were times where I would have to flip back a few pages to figure out what was happening because I was confused a few times Overall, this was a good book and left you with suspension and with your jaw dropped I would rec [...]

    5. I don t like books that focus on romance or relationships, if you like romance and relationships you will find some of that here If you are like me you will not find the romance and relationship stuff overwhelming, it s fairly limited and pretty easy to ignore so don t let it put you off It s an easy read that will keep your interest, contains a fair amount of action and a bit of suspense The book portrays the plight of illegal immigrants from Haiti from the human perspective without delving int [...]

    6. Silly fun escape tails I enjoy water and boat themes, and find Seychelle a like able heroin Always making the wrong choice, she finds her self in silly situation Fun read when you need to escape reality

    7. Great bookI have been happy with both her ocean series so far Her books are well written and entertaining I enjoy the plot lines as well

    8. AUDIBLE AUDIOBOOK EDITIONCross Current Seychelle Sullivan Suspense, Book 2Written by Christine KlingNarrated by Rosemary BensonLength 11 hrs and 29 mins Series Seychelle Sullivan, Book 2Unabridged AudiobookWhispersync for Voice readyaudiblePublisher s SummarySeychelle s life takes a turn when her tug intercepts a swamped fishing boat in the Gulf Stream Inside the boat is a little girl in a bloodied white dress When Seychelle returns to shore with the traumatized Haitian girl, she is faced with t [...]

    9. I had conversations with the author on She seemed very nice and very interesting I was afraid I would not like her books and have to insult her I decided to read one of her earlier books before reading the one I received from Thankfully I liked this book The characters are interesting I love the main character and her independence Seychelle brings to mind VI Warshawski Kate Shugak Not a copy in any way, just strong women in a man s world I am from Florida so loved that Florida was a character in [...]

    10. Cross Current by Christine Kling is the second book of the Seychelle Sullivan mystery series, set on Florida s waterways near Fort Lauderdale Seychelle owns her own boat towing and salvage business, inherited from her father She lives alone with her dog in a small cottage just off the water, and loves her freedom She always needs to make money to keep in business, so she is ever vigilant for boats in need of assistance On her way to help out a stranded friend who is careless with his batteries a [...]

    11. Seychelle Sullivan does in a 24 hour period that should be allowed by any human being, but perhaps that is part of her charm The other part is the fantastic detail the author, Christine Kling, includes in the story From the first page to the last, she describes landscapes, boat procedures, and a mish mash of other items until you can see it all Her ability to put the reader into a situation is what brought me back to this series I also love how her plots are unpredictable and fast paced That sa [...]

    12. Cross Current is a book about a woman named Seychelle who runs a tug boat business in Florida that she took over for her father Red The story starts with Seychelle finding a little Haitian girl in a wooden boat in the middle of the ocean There is also a dead woman with this little girl named Solange The mystery starts there From the moment Seychelle drags Solange onto the boat she feels a strong connection and urge to protect this girl The story is very heartfelt but a bit dragged out From the m [...]

    13. This book was better than Kling s first entry in the series That s always a good sign.Kling delved deeply into her main character s persona than I remember her revealing in the first book In that one, Seychelle came across as a tough, no nonsense tugboat operator Here, we get under that front and see a person capable of caring for others and going to great lengths and risk to help them.There were some violent scenes but Kling didn t go overboard on the gore, just gave us enough detail to see an [...]

    14. Seychelle stole my heart once again This is the second in the series that I ve read and enjoyed it as much as the first Surface Tension Kling definitely knows her way around a boat, but she uses her knowledge to benefit the story, not self promote I didn t feel the suspense that everyone else seems to have felt in this story, probably because we all know Seychelle is a survivor literally , but I loved the action, or rather Seychelle s lack of action It would have been so easy for the author to m [...]

    15. I read this out of sequence, however, each being a standalone novel, it didn t make too much difference Our Seychelle gets herself mixed up with people trafficking and even Voodoo in this adventure, as usual her headstrong ways soon get her into deep water, in ways than one Christine Kling s style makes for exciting reading, set in world that few of us are lucky enough to experience, and the journey is as full of new knowledge as it is of adventure, danger and romance I m amazed that as far I k [...]

    16. Another solid mystery thriller by CK A deeply moving theme underscores a complex plot with lots of dead people I admit that I got the 3 potential heroes mixed up once or twice, one was a cop, another is a cop, and the 3rd is with the INS And they all have poor Seychelle in a twist.No matter, she ll just stick her nose into everyone s business, and find out who the bad guy is when he tries to kill her A simple yet effective tactic s writing was still maturing when this was written, but it is soli [...]

    17. This was a rather exciting story which took place in Florida when it was not on the sea Seychelle was the name of the main character, a tugboat and salvage captain who rescues an almost drowned young Haitian girl THey form a close bond, as Seychelle tries to locate her father We learn about the practice of having young Haitian girls transformed into slaves, in order to get them to the United States Seychelle spends about a day or so floating between Bimini and Florida before her rescue.

    18. This mystery finds Seychelle Sullivan deeply involved in people smuggling, protecting a lost child, and Haitian culture, not to mention near fatal danger Highly recommended for anyone interested in maritime mystery, and well, a thrilling good story I always love it when I try a new author and she or he turns out to be a new favorite And, when that author has several books I haven t yet read, that s even better I ve followed Christine Kling s blog for some time since I ve been a boater myself, al [...]

    19. 2 in the Seychelle Sullivan series Seychelle is the operator and co owner, with her two brothers, of a tugboat in South Florida.Seychelle Sullivan finds a young girl and a dying woman in a small swamped boat They are Haitian refugees and Seychelle is determined to keep the girl, Solange, from being sent back to Haiti Seychelle gets involved with the Haitian community in Florida and is exposed to the practice of putting young girls to work as domestic slaves called restaveks.

    20. I have to say I don t think it was as good as the first one and the third one I don t know why, I just didn t enjoy this one as much Seemed to be much harder to get into I ve enjoyed Ms Kling s Circle of Bones immensely I read the first Seychelle book and then the third before I got the second one so maybe that s why It s still a really good book She s an excellent writer and I really like this character.

    21. This is a gem of a story I m so glad I stumbled upon it while looking for the next fun read to load into my Kindle The easy to read style and fast paced action made it hard to put down The author brought the setting in Southern Florida to life The descriptions were vivid but not over done I was entranced by the characters, especially little Solange I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.

    22. I like this a bit better than Surface Tension only because Seychelle didn t get beaten up quite so much as the in the first book although after almost drowning in the ocean and after not eating or drinking for like 24 hours she STILL has energy to save the boat refugees She keeps pushing BJ away I and I roll my eyes when se does I do love the vivid descriptions of nautical life and South Florida scene Kling gets that right.

    23. Pretty good The author knows Mariners law and the carribean very well Enjoyed the story about illegals trying to sail into Florida and the underground people who help them A little sceptical about the voodoo practices but then it is my background that refuses to believe A solid storyline Even better for the recommendation from bookbub at a very reasonable price.

    24. Easy Entertaining Read I enjoyed this as an easy read Nothing too deep but the pace is good, the atmosphere easy to feel and unlike some reviewers have reported, not too much nautical jargon to put me off Will read by this author.

    25. For some reason I read this before reading the first book, but that wasn t a problem It s a good solid read, with illegal immigrants, voodoo, and well drawn, interesting characters As a recent immigrant to Florida, I enjoyed the Fort Lauderdale setting, which made a welcome change from the usual locations Now to go back and read the previous one

    26. I am all about suspenseful thrillers with feelings, which this book does not lack More importantly I like believable and lovable recurring characters Therefore, I really like Seychelle Sullivan A lot I would love to hang out with her and go for a boat ride I look forward to spending time with her and this author.

    27. While the villain was predictable, I enjoyed the book After finishing the second book and reflecting on the first book of the series, I wanted to see where the author took the characters in the third book It is the ensemble of characters that holds my attention, so than Seychelle.

    28. Christine Kling delivers She s just one of those writers you know you can depend on for a great story that s well paced and driven by interesting characters Cross Current is another great installment in the Seychelle Sullivan series.

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