Darcy St James is a former private investigator, now she is
a reporter. Darcy gave up investigating after the last case
just didn't end well. Darcy realized that she just
couldn't continue in this line of work. Darcy's former
partner Abby is still doing investigating, and places a call
to Darcy. Abby is working on a cruise ship, and has come
across some very starling issues. Abby wants Darcy to come
and help her investigate this case.
Against Darcy's better judgment she agrees. When Darcy
arrives on the ship she spots Abby. When she heads to the
area that they agreed to meet at, Abby is no where to be
found. Darcy asks around, but the only answer that she
gets is that Abby quit her job and left the ship. Darcy
finds this very hard to believe as she just saw her on the
Gage Mckinna and his family own and run a business that lead
people on adventurous excursions. Gage and Darcy had met on
her last case. They felt that with the way that they both
lead their lives, that there is no way that they
can have any kind of relationship. Neither one knows that
the other one is on this ship.
Darcy knows that something is not right about Abby up and
leaving this case. When she runs into Gage she tries to
explain the situation. Abby's disappearance just doesn't sit
right with Gage. Gage agrees to help Darcy out not only to
find Abby, but to keep Darcy safe.
As the cruise continues more and more things just are not
STRANDED is the first book that I read by Dane Pettrey. I think
to better understand this story line, you really have to
read the first two books in the Alaskan Courage Series.
Dane touches on what happened prior to Gage and Darcy, but
at least for me it was not explained enough to fully
When her friend vanishes from a
cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with
their explanation that she simply left her job of her own
accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the
only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's
position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the
only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman
vanished under almost identical circumstances.
McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure
excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that
dock for a few days of sightseeing. He's surprised to find
Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a
troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the
deeper they dig the more Gage fears they've only discovered
the tip of the iceberg.