Like a spent wave, washing broken shells back to sea, the clues to along-ago death had been caught in the undertow of time... Cold cases wereGray Hollowell's specialty, and for a bored detective on disability, turningover clues from a twenty-seven-year-old boating fatality on exclusive HenryIsland was just the vacation he needed. Edgar Henry had paid him cash, givenhim the keys to his cottage, told him what he knew about his wife's death --then up and died. But it wasn't until Edgar's vulnerable daughter, Mariah,showed up to scatter Edgar's ashes that Gray felt the pull of her innocentbeauty -- and the chill of this cold case. It was obvious that her zanyrelatives disliked her and wanted her gone (as they had her mother beforeher?) -- but not before they gained control of her share of the familylegacy. Gray could easily have pocketed Edgar's money and run, but familyentanglements could be messy, and he knew, in no uncertain terms, Mariah wasgoing to need him.
Used availability for Dixie Browning's Undertow
July 2003 : UK Mass Market Paperback