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Cross Current

(2004)
(The second book in the Seychelle Sullivan series)
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Christine Kling's first novel, Surface Tension, introduced a remarkable sleuth in Seychelle Sullivan. Now, in Kling's electrifying new book, Sullivan returns-a tall, strong, beautiful woman in a man's world, caught up in a complex drama set on the South Florida seacoast, where the crimes, hopes, and follies of dreamers and con artists all come washing ashore.

Seychelle is proud to follow in her father's footsteps and work the waters on a tugboat. She remembers Florida before it fractured between rich and poor, white and black, Cuban and Haitian. For Seychelle, life is all about making a living, making love, and keeping her eye on the beauty that still remains in an ever-changing community. Then her life takes a turn when her tug intercepts with a swamped fishing boat in the Gulf Stream. Inside the boat are a murdered woman and a little girl in a white dress.

When Seychelle returns to shore with a traumatized Haitian girl named Solange in her cabin, she is faced with the border patrol, the police, and an unraveling love affair. Determined to protect Solange, and somehow keep her from being sent back to Haiti, Seychelle becomes obsessed with the forces that nearly killed the girl-and left her speechless with terror. All Seychelle knows for sure is that Solange's father was an American . . . and that somehow she slipped through a murderer's hands.

Exploring the hidden world of Florida's Haitian community, Seychelle realizes that Solange is still in great danger-and that one killer has claimed dozens of lives. With a murderer stalking the child, Seychelle is racing to unravel dangerous truths. But toget the answers she needs, she must return to where it all started: in the waters of the Gulf Stream, where people died for a hope and prayer- and a man with a machete did the work of the devil himself.

Taut, suspenseful, and filled with remarkable descriptions of Florida's many moods and guises-from million-dollar waterfront homes to haunted, backwater mangrove swamps and secret Voodoo rituals-Cross Current is alive with personalities and passion and the work of an author boldly staking out territory all her own.

Genre: Thriller

Used availability for Christine Kling's Cross Current

Hardback Editions

May 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cross Current
Author(s): Christine Kling
ISBN: 0-7090-8105-7 / 978-0-7090-8105-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cross Current
Author(s): Christine Kling
ISBN: 0-345-44829-4 / 978-0-345-44829-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cross Current (Seychelle Sullivan) (Volume 2)
Author(s): Christine Kling
ISBN: 0-9847066-9-0 / 978-0-9847066-9-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tell-Tale Press
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September 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cross Current
Author(s): Christine Kling
ISBN: 0-345-44830-8 / 978-0-345-44830-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Cross Current: Seychelle Sullivan Suspense, Book 2
Author(s): Christine Kling
Publisher: Tell-Tale Press
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January 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Cross Current: Seychelle Sullivan Suspense, Book 2
Author(s): Christine Kling
Publisher: Tell-Tale Press
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Cross Current: Seychelle Sullivan Suspense, Book 2
Author(s): Christine Kling
Publisher: Tell-Tale Press
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Cross Current: Seychelle Sullivan Suspense, Book 2
Author(s): Christine Kling
Publisher: Tell-Tale Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cross Current: A Seychelle Sullivan Novel (South Florida Adventure Series Book 2)
Author(s): Christine Kling
Publisher: Tell-Tale Press
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