Review: Undercurrents by Pamela Beason


(A Summer Westin Mystery)

3rd in Series
Cozy Mystery
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (April 2, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Design by Judith Lagerman
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425252055
E-Book File Size: 1001 KB

Scuba diving off the Galápagos Islands, wildlife biologist and freelance writer Summer “Sam” Westin is not only out of her element—she’s plunged right into a dangerous conflict between fishermen and environmentalists…

Sam is so excited for her new assignment. She travels to the Galápagos Islands to assist and report on a marine survey. She had to take a class to get certified in scuba diving but she will be assisting an experienced diver so her inexperience is a small worry. But amidst the giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and schooling hammerheads of Darwin’s enchanted islands, Sam gets caught up in deadly game of survival of the fittest, and her dream assignment turns into a nightmare.

On their first dive her partner’s air supply is contaminated and he almost dies. Was it an accident or is someone trying to sabotage their work. She has learned that sea cucumbers and shark fins are a precious commodity in Asian markets. Sam was worried about shark attacks but maybe the predator she is worried about most is human.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Wilderness Westin takes us on an adventure will thrills, chills and spills and educates the reader too!!

I love the way Pamela Beason tells a story. She puts the reader right there swimming above the reefs with amateur sleuth Summer “Sam” Westin. I tried snorkeling once several years ago when we were vacationing in Cancun and never got the hang of it. This story gave me the joys of being under the sea without getting wet! While reading it I felt like I was riding on Sam’s shoulder taking in the wonder and brilliance of the underwater world. Her descriptions of the creatures, the water, the games the sunlight played were just amazing.

FBI Agent Chase was not on this trip with Sam and I didn’t really miss him, in fact I was kind of upset when his story line drew me away from Sam’s but I was so happy that they finally got back together.

Beason always takes us to exciting places in this series, tracking a cougar or a bear or sea creatures, her books are great escape and I have enjoyed them all very much. I am anxiously awaiting my next adventure with Sam Westin. a perfect escape 5 STARFISH

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 About This Author

Pamela Beason is the author of the Summer Westin mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime (Endangered and Bear Bait,  and Undercurrents so far) as well as the suspense novel The Only Witness and romantic suspense novels Shaken and Call of the Jaguar. She is currently writing a sequel to The Only Witness in between sleuthing jobs and wilderness adventures. You can keep track of her on her website and on Twitter (@PamBeason). She also has a Facebook page, but she admits to being rather Facebook-challenged.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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