cover image Bahamas Blue: A Tiller Galloway Thriller

Bahamas Blue: A Tiller Galloway Thriller

David Poyer, D. C. Poyer. St. Martin's Press, $17.95 (289pp) ISBN 978-0-312-04858-7

In the latest adventure of likable Lyle ``Tiller'' Galloway, Poyer ( Hatteras Blue ) combines an obvious love of the sea with an equally obvious distaste for the drug-runners who use it, and produces an action-packed, fast-paced novel. On parole after serving five years for cocaine smuggling, Galloway is trying to put his life back together. He and Shad Aydlett are co-owners of Blitz Brothers, a debt-ridden recreational diving/salvage outfit operating out of Hatteras, N.C. Galloway refuses when ex-boss Juan ``the Baptist'' Nunez suggests that he return to his former line of work, but quickly recants after his boat and business are destroyed. He and Aydlett agree to a 400-foot dive to recover 50 tons of cocaine believed lying off the coast of the Bahamas. But they soon come to realize that nothing is as it seems and no one is to be trusted--perhaps not even each other. Poyer builds suspense expertly, with plenty of twists and turns. (July)