The Dead Sea by Andrew Jackson (Dan Harpur Adventure #3)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 192 Kb
The Dead Sea: In a small marine reserve off the coast of Brazil, pirate ships are scooping up huge, illegal catches of fish and indiscriminately killing everything else caught up in their nets as they do so. Criminal gangs make multimillion dollar profits as a result, mixing the fish with ones caught legally using the help of unscrupulous government officials. Some of the world’s most endangered marine animals are being killed off at an alarming rate. Soon there will be nothing left.
Local people live in fear of the violent gangsters who control the trade and no-one will speak out against them. Heather Walsh, a freelance investigator searching for the reason why whale numbers in the Atlantic Ocean are falling so rapidly, soon comes to realise that law abiding citizens can only do so much. Just like her previous work with the tigers of Asia and the elephants of Africa, Heather needs help from outside the law.
Daniel Harpur, a former SAS hero now wanted across the globe for multiple murders, wades into yet another ecological disaster, causing carnage and mayhem. He’s obsessed with Heather and will do anything to win her over. But this time has he bitten off more than he can chew? Will his violent past come back to haunt him?
The Dead Sea is the third explosive instalment in the Dan Harpur Adventure Series. It’s another fast-paced and thrilling read following the exploits of Dan and Heather as they tackle the relentless surge in wildlife crime. This time it’s the turn of the world’s oceans and the illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing that is devastating all that live within them.
“She says that people will come to see them. People will pay to swim in the reef and take pictures with the creatures that live there. Crews could do that instead of fishing. Then there will be more business for the hotels, restaurants and…”
“You agree with her then?”
“I didn’t say that, Antonio. I’m only telling you what she is saying. Isaac Garcia, the one who owns Fortaleza Sea Tours, he is helping her. They…”
“Do you think I don’t already know these things? You are not the only person the Terceiro Commandos own. We will wait and see what trouble she causes, if any. Then I will deal with her. Now get out! The stink of fish from you offends me.”