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Currents Deep and Deadly

Arleen Alleman

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ISBN 10: 145353928X / ISBN 13: 9781453539286
Published by Xlibris, Corp., 2010
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Title: Currents Deep and Deadly

Publisher: Xlibris, Corp.

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition: Good

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In her travel log of murder, romance, and a personal journey of discovery aboard a cruise ship, Darcy Farthing manages to entertain the reader with her descriptions of Caribbean and South American ports, while also detailing the horrific and wondrous events that take place during her four week adventure.  A pragmatic scientist by nature, she says she has given up all belief in a spiritual component to life and knows that coincidences are either man-made or chance occurrences that seem related but have no significance.  That is, until a series of unbelievable coincidences challenges her belief.
  In telling her story, she lays bare her "non-existent" soul and the deeply hidden emotions she has kept in a fragile prison of cold logic and denial for 20 years.  She is a savvy, professional woman who has been fighting her internal demons ever since she made a colossal mistake in her personal life from which she knows she can never recover.  But on a hastily planned cruise with Dr. Peter Johnson, her latest romantic interest, Darcy's non-belief system is shaken when she is confronted with a set of bewildering and frankly unbelievable coincidences that bring together a tangle of strangers, and people and events from her own past. Darcy is already feeling trapped on the gigantic floating village when she accidentally overhears discussions about a murder for hire plot.  Then when members of the crew begin to die under suspicious circumstances, she learns the hard way that she cannot trust anyone onboard the ship.  She is forced to run for her own life as she tries to identify both the intended victim of the plot and the murderer before even more disaster strikes. 
Finally, as the cruise sails through its final week the mystery appears to be solved and Darcy believes that further tragedy has been averted.  Onshore in a beautiful Argentine city she experiences the pain of breaking out of her emotional prison when she meets the one person who will either fulfill her life or destroy her completely.  While Darcy finds much needed closure to one chapter of her life, the cruise sails on to what promises to be a restful and romantic end.  However, just short of their destination Darcy and Mick meet with unimaginable violence and loss when they are finally forced to confront and battle a vicious killer.

From the Author:

Publishing my first novel was truly a life-long dream realized.  This is proof that it really is never too late to try something new.  About three years ago when I decided to start writing, it seemed a daunting task, but just taking each learning step at a time, before I knew it I had a manuscript and then a published book.  The marketing of a book in today's environment has proven to be the biggest challenge associated with writing.  I am now working on a sequel to Currents Deep and Deadly and many readers have asked when it will be available.  I am hopeful that Currents of Vengeance will be published in August, 2011.  Thanks so much to all of you who read the book and gave me such positive feedback.  It has spurred me to keep on trying to re-invent myself in the persona of an author.

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