Ghost Ship by Christopher Cartwright (Sam Reilly Book 17)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB |280 Kb
Ghost Ship : In the dead of night, a decrepit, unmarked motor yacht drifts into the medieval port of Vernazza, Italy.
The run-down vessel forms a jarring contrast to the pastel colored tower homes and terraced vineyards surrounding the natural harbor along the coast of Cinque Terra.
Less than fifty yards away, a man wakes up on board a small rowboat, covered in blood.
Lying next to him is a woman with two – execution style – bullet holes to her forehead.
In his right hand he holds a small suitcase. Tucked into his pocket is a Russian built Makarov semiautomatic handgun – with two rounds missing.
The man asks himself one question: Who am I?
“He took stock of his position. He had no idea who he was, where he had come from, or why he was sitting in a rowboat with a dead – no, not just dead – murdered woman in some sort of medieval harbor. He had a suitcase, the contents of which he had no idea. Otherwise he was carrying nothing. He searched for a wallet or a cell phone – anything that might reveal some indication of who he was.
His hands stopped at a small metal handle, stashed in the groove beneath his shirt, in his lower back. He retrieved it.
And sighed heavily.
It was a Russian built Makarov semiautomatic handgun. Although how he knew that at a glance, he was terrified to find out.
Working on instincts, he opened the chamber and removed the magazine – there were two rounds missing.
“Good God!” He said out loud, his voice aghast with revulsion. “I killed her!”
The wooden rowboat stopped as its bow struck the sandy beach and sank into the shore.
A chill of fear passed over him like a shadow.
From the church, a priest fixed a powerful flashlight straight on him, and yelled, “Stop! In the name of God!”