Majestic Descending by Mitchell Graham is the first book in the legal-thriller series featuring Katherine Adams and John Delaney. Publisher: Tor Books, June 2008

It was supposed to be a vacation…

Katherine Adams is enjoying a cruise on the fabulous Ocean Majestic. This much-needed break from her demanding law practice is also an attempt to finally vanquish her demons from an encounter with a madman twenty years ago. Romance is in the air when she meets John Delaney, a streetwise ex-NYPD detective.

One night on board, Katherine witnesses a violent argument between two men—and soon one of them turns up dead. After Katherine and Delaney narrowly escape from a disaster of terrifying proportions, Katherine must quickly learn how to survive in the dark and dangerous world of international conspiracy and terrorism.

From the blood-smeared decks of the Majestic to the achingly beautiful—and dangerous—countryside of Italy, to the streets of New York City, Katherine finds herself in a desperate race against a ruthless hit man. And, unless she and Delaney can unmask the sinister cabal behind the cruise-ship murder, Katherine will be the next to die.

This was a good and fast read.

*new-to-me author

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