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Marvin and Angela Baynes prepare to embark on their annual voyage to Alaska. Yet, as the boat anchor rises from the ocean floor, their excitement turns to horror as a ghastly image comes into view: the body of a young woman impaled on the anchor flukes.

When detective Charlie Noble is called upon to investigate, he enlists the help of Raven, a Native American sea salvager. They find two more bodies.

As the case unravels, Charlie and Raven make the connection that all of the dead females are Mexican, most likely young immigrants who have been murdered. Their investigation leads them to a suspicious father-and-son team, the Kincaids. Convinced that they are guilty, Charlie tracks the Kincaids down, ultimately discovering that they are, in fact, human traffickers.

To further complicate matters, Charlie and Raven soon encounter a local woman from the harbor, who startlingly admits to murdering the girls when she discovers them in bed with the younger Kincaid. Was this really a crime of passion? Or was this perhaps another twist within a sordid underworld of prostitution and human trafficking?

It is up to Charlie to piece together the missing elements of this baffling case—the only way he can save other young women from winding up at the bottom of the sea.

Review:

"In Ford's undistinguished second Charlie Noble thriller (after 2005's Red Herring), Noble has found a second career as a PI in Eagle Harbor, Wash., after his promising career with the Coast Guard was cut short by his refusal to doctor a report. Noble sets aside plans for a romantic getaway with his significant other, Kate Sullivan, his first major relationship since the death of his wife, after deciding to accept a new assignment. Marvin and Angela Baynes, who have been haunted by the decades-old disappearance of their only daughter, are horrified when a dead girl is pulled from the bottom of the sound by their boat's anchor. The couple hire Noble to identify both the victim and her killer. Aided by Raven, a skilled diver, Noble soon finds two other corpses and begins to probe the victims' link to a brothel. Readers should be prepared for routine prose ('Damn relationships... I hate 'em and I love 'em') and a by-the-numbers plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

When Charlie Noble investigates a gruesome killing field beneath the waters of a popular anchorage, he plunges into a treacherous underworld of protitution and human trafficking. Nobles back, in an adventure pitting him against a ruthless smuggling ring, and testing his nautical skills against the awesome power of the sea.

Synopsis:

Charlie Noble is the most unique and exciting new detective to grace the pages of contemporary suspense fiction since Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins.

Synopsis:

Marvin and Angela Baynes prepare to embark on their voyage to Alaska. But their excitement turns to horror as a ghastly image comes into view: the body of a young woman impaled on the anchor flukes. It is up to detective Charlie Noble to piece together the missing elements of this case.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

While reading Precious Cargo, you can go online to the book’s website, www.clydeford.com/onscene.aspx, click on any place name from the book and fly there with Google Earth. Once there, you can have any number of multimedia, interactive experiences: listen to the author read from the book, watch a video interview featuring Clyde, learn more about the locations, and even see live webcam footage.

 

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About the Author

Clyde W. Ford is a mythologist, trained psychotherapist, and sought-after public speaker. Hes also a critically acclaimed author of nonfiction and fiction. He writes the Charlie Noble Mysteries, suspense thrillers set in the Pacific Northwest. Hes been a guest on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” NPR, and other radio and television programs around the country. Clyde lives in Bellingham, Washington. He writes aboard his 30-foot Willard trawler, and cruises the waters of the Inside Passage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593154851
Author:
Ford, Clyde W
Publisher:
Vanguard Press
Author:
Ford, Clyde W.
Author:
Jacobson, Alan
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 19.5 oz

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Product details 288 pages Vanguard Press - English 9781593154851 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Ford's undistinguished second Charlie Noble thriller (after 2005's Red Herring), Noble has found a second career as a PI in Eagle Harbor, Wash., after his promising career with the Coast Guard was cut short by his refusal to doctor a report. Noble sets aside plans for a romantic getaway with his significant other, Kate Sullivan, his first major relationship since the death of his wife, after deciding to accept a new assignment. Marvin and Angela Baynes, who have been haunted by the decades-old disappearance of their only daughter, are horrified when a dead girl is pulled from the bottom of the sound by their boat's anchor. The couple hire Noble to identify both the victim and her killer. Aided by Raven, a skilled diver, Noble soon finds two other corpses and begins to probe the victims' link to a brothel. Readers should be prepared for routine prose ('Damn relationships... I hate 'em and I love 'em') and a by-the-numbers plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When Charlie Noble investigates a gruesome killing field beneath the waters of a popular anchorage, he plunges into a treacherous underworld of protitution and human trafficking. Nobles back, in an adventure pitting him against a ruthless smuggling ring, and testing his nautical skills against the awesome power of the sea.
"Synopsis" by , Charlie Noble is the most unique and exciting new detective to grace the pages of contemporary suspense fiction since Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins.
"Synopsis" by , Marvin and Angela Baynes prepare to embark on their voyage to Alaska. But their excitement turns to horror as a ghastly image comes into view: the body of a young woman impaled on the anchor flukes. It is up to detective Charlie Noble to piece together the missing elements of this case.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

While reading Precious Cargo, you can go online to the book’s website, www.clydeford.com/onscene.aspx, click on any place name from the book and fly there with Google Earth. Once there, you can have any number of multimedia, interactive experiences: listen to the author read from the book, watch a video interview featuring Clyde, learn more about the locations, and even see live webcam footage.

 

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