Amy Madigan is the archeologist daughter of Benjamin Madigan, famed marine biologist. They both have a passion for the mysterious, so when Benjamin receives information regarding a "lost city," they plan to go there on vacation. But before they can leave, Benjamin has a heart attack and dies. His assistants conveniently claim his final research as their own, and take credit for the Exotic Sea Life show that Benjamin had arranged. When Amy learns of the deception, she follows their trail to San Francisco where she recovers her father's diary, and in the process finds the map to the "lost city." Returning home to South Carolina, the last piece of the puzzle is discovered. The intriguing quest leads her on a cruise - destination Mexico - where she is swept off her feet by wealthy business-owner John Prescott. The attraction is strong, but the alluring mystery of the island beckons to her. Determined to follow where the path leads, Amy's goal is to earn her father credit for the "lost city," or die trying!
Used availability for P S Elsner's Intrigue of Gateway Island
November 2003 : USA Paperback