By James Grippando
Miami legal professional Jack Swyteck unearths himself in the course of a world criminal conflict over a Cuban oil spill that units him on a dangerous mission.
Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster, oil is spewing into the sea back, this time from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters simply fifty miles from the Florida Keys. The slick is headed immediately for the USA, however the Cubans refuse American bargains to aid with the cleanup, and threaten to fireplace on "hostile" U.S. vessels getting into their waters. Backstopping the Cubans is the robust consortium that owned and operated the rig, and is tied to the chinese language, Russian, and Venezuelan governments, who stonewall all inquiries and aid efforts.
Jack and his new spouse, Andie Henning, an secret agent for the FBI, are honeymooning within the Keys while Andie is named away on an task shrouded in secrecy. Jack, too, is quickly again at paintings, representing an American girl whose Cuban husband was once killed within the rig explosion. even though the spill happened in overseas waters, Jack attracts on all his felony knowledge to dossier a wrongful demise swimsuit in a U.S. court docket and confidently convey the younger widow a semblance of closure.
Jack's pursuit of the unimaginably complex foreign case plunges him right into a risky international jam-packed with treacherous twists that lead him--and Andie--to an identical surprising awareness . . . that the looming environmental catastrophe can have been no "accident" at all.
James Grippando is a brand new York instances bestselling writer whose novels are loved around the globe in twenty-six languages. Black Horizon is his 20th novel released via HarperCollins, the 11th within the acclaimed sequence that includes Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck. he's additionally the writer of Leapholes for teenagers. Grippando was once an ordeal legal professional for twelve years ahead of the e-book of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and he's now advice at one of many nation's top legislation organisations. He lives and writes in South Florida.
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Then I’m going into business. ” “Like the navy, sir. ” “It’s not so much the boats, Captain. It’s the people. ” 44 R. ” Lake smiled and hesitated. Speaking his mind to his captain obviously made him uncomfortable. “Go ahead and give it to me straight, Scott,” Edwards said in a friendly tone, and then added. “You’ll be a civilian in a few hours anyway. ” Lake sighed and took the binoculars away from his face. “I don’t like the idea of a system that is made to serve itself, sir. I’ve been on board now for a little over three years, and things have never changed.
There is something else, Captain,” Miller said. ” “Last night, I gave permission to the engineering ofﬁcer of the watch to cross connect the seawater cooling systems for maintenance on one of the heat exchangers. ” “A couple hours after I gave authorization I ﬁnd out that one of the mechanics performing the maintenance operated a valve out of sequence, knocking out the whole auxiliary seawater system. It was only a temporary loss, very brief. ” Edwards knew the answer before he had asked. Ensign Yi had been having trouble of late.
A department head had to want it. He had to be willing to make sacriﬁces. And, he had to be lucky. Lately, the engineer’s luck had been running thin, and Edwards was growing concerned about him. The engineering department had failed a surprise inspection by the Department of Naval Reactors when Providence stopped in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, just before starting the journey home. The failure was a potential blow to the engineer’s career, and he hadn’t taken it very well. The man was naturally high-strung, 28 R.
Black Horizon (Jack Swyteck, Book 11) by James Grippando