by Lauren Wright Douglas
Feel the soft breezes of warm tropic nights…
Explore fantastic and dangerous undersea vistas…in this spellbinding story of romance and adventure set in the Dutch Antilles. Gail Murray, marine geologist, has journeyed to Bonaire, an island twenty miles off the coast of South America. Because of her unique research on coral reefs, Gail has been hired by ISAUR—Institute for South Atlantic Underwater Studies—to assist in the study of the island’s spectacular underwater world.
She is disturbed by her fascination with boyishly attractive, self-assured Marike Osten, owner of a resort at Osten’s Bay. But she is far more unsettled to learn of her actual assignment at ISAUR as divemaster. And that fatal accidents are happening to ISAUR’s research divers. And that the Institute is allied with a corporation intent on the ecologically disastrous project of extracting oil from within reef cavities—using Gail’s own research work.
With billions of dollars at stake, Gail becomes enmeshed in intrigue, and involved with the erotically alluring, sinister Alicia Soto, the corporation’s research director. In peril of her life, Gail flees with Marike to the only place where she can feel safe: Osten’s Bay…
Originally published by Naiad Press 1988.
Originally published under the pseudonym Zenobia N. Vole.