|About the Book|
Chauncey McFadden, a Los Angeles PI, receives a frantic phone call from the president of a Miami-based cruise line. Two employees have been killed in port and Chauncey is hired to solve the crime and prevent further atrocities. The portly,MoreChauncey McFadden, a Los Angeles PI, receives a frantic phone call from the president of a Miami-based cruise line. Two employees have been killed in port and Chauncey is hired to solve the crime and prevent further atrocities. The portly, wisecracking Chauncey has limited homicide experience, but naively accepts this job thinking it will be little more than a free vacation. However things quickly fall apart as the body count climbs onboard ship and in Caribbean island ports of call. A shipment of drugs being smuggled into Miami disappears from the ship before its delivery which unleashes a vengeful vendetta upon everyone in its path.This riveting, fast-paced story includes a secret drug-smuggling cartel with voodoo roots that deals with its enemies in vicious, ritualistic fashion, an aging silver screen legend who is not what he appears to be, a corporate takeover artist stymied in his recent attempt to seized control of the cruise line, and an international assassin for hire who evades prosecution with a novel approach to murder.From Jamaica, Curacao, Venezuela, Barbados, Martinique, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic, Chauncey barely escapes three attempts on his own life and muddles through a maze of murder to solve not only his original homicide assignment, but a host of other crimes as well.Death Cruise is a serious, literate mystery written in a humorous vein. Readers are introduced to a new voice, and will quickly discover how much fun reading can be in the hands of an irreverent craftsman. It soars in originality and entertainment value, and has been cited for being more than a great mystery—great fiction as well.With the publication of Death Cruise, a creative tour-de-force, award-winning author Dan Anderson again shows why he is one of the most fascinating and entertaining voices in the mystery field today.