Title: Fallen Palm (Jesse McDermitt Series Book 1)
Author: Wayne Stinnett
Genre: Action Adventure
Number of Pages: 300
Synopsis: Jesse McDermitt lives alone on an isolated island in the Florida Keys where he runs a charter fishing business. Retired from the Marine Corps for six years, he wanted nothing more than to relax, fish, dive and enjoy the laid back lifestyle of the islands.
Russ, his former Platoon Sergeant and old friend, dies unexpectedly in a mysterious scuba diving accident and Jesse becomes suspicious. When his friend's son comes to south Florida to ask Jesse if he would take him to a remote reef to spread his father's ashes, the two men discover that Russ was murdered and agree to hunt down the psychotic killer together, unaware that their manhunt will lead them to a Caribbean terrorist cell.
Meanwhile, a beautiful woman has returned to the Keys on a manhunt of her own, distracting Jesse with the idea that he could finally leave his warrior past behind. The prospect of finding lost Confederate gold, several high speed boat chases and dodging demented killers, won't stop Jesse from revenge. Surviving a powerful hurricane puts everything on hold as a top secret government agency tries to recruit him into their fold.
When the sun comes back out, will Jesse be ready?
Fallen Palm Jesse McDermitt Series Volume 1 is an action packed adventure with thrilling surprises that will keep readers glued to the pages.
Jesse McDermitt enjoys his laid back life in the Florida Keys. He spends time on his boat fishing and the most excitement he sees is surviving the annual hurricanes, but when his good friend and former Platoon Sargent mysterious drowns while scuba diving Jesse's quiet world is turned upside down. The leader of a secret government organization wants Jesse to join his covert operation, but Jesse refuses. It isn't until he is searching for answers in regards to the death of his friend, that Jesse's investigation lands him right in the middle of something bigger. Now, he may not have a choice as his discovery catapults him into the sinister world of terrorism leaving his life and the lives of those closest to him in grave danger. Will Jesse survive this storm?
Fallen Palm is riddled with adventure, intense scenes, and exciting characters. Jesse McDermitt is a straight shooting, strong willed character that readers can't help but like. The author's gift for story telling shines through in this energetic novel that has something for everyone. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.