Former soldier Camaro Espinoza likes a quiet life - but she can't keep quiet when bad things happen. THE NIGHT CHARTER is a fast-paced thriller from CWA Gold Dagger-shortlisted author Sam Hawken.
Camaro Espinoza has spent her whole life protecting people: at home, in the army, whenever she can. Sometimes, that's meant leaving bodies behind. Now she's running a boat off the Miami shore, keeping a low profile and aiming for a simple life.
Then a man named Parker comes by with an errand to run near the Cuban coast. He's offering good money, and bad trouble. Camaro is reluctant - but Parker's in deep with the wrong people and he has a daughter who'll suffer if he doesn't come home.
Camaro's not the sort to ignore the girl's plight. She's used to being wanted, but she's never really been needed before. As she tries to protect Lauren, she finds herself in the midst of double crosses, international intrigue, broken promises and scattered bullets. And this time she may not be able to escape unscathed.
From the galloping urgency of its opening pages to its dramatic conclusion, THE NIGHT CHARTER is one hell of a ride. Hawken's prose is as taut as barbed wire and his storytelling sure and surprising. A hyper-charged knockout thriller. - Stav Sherez
Sam Hawken has created a deep and dangerous female lead in THE NIGHT CHARTER. If you're ever in trouble and need a kickass heroine to get you out of it, look no further than army veteran Camaro Espinoza. - Mari Hannah
Camaro Espinoza, the intense and capable heroine of a series of novellas from Hawken, makes her full-length debut in this hard-boiled thriller. . . . Camaro has an ironclad sense of justice. . . . Hawken delivers a potent climax that winds its way through an unremitting firefight to a satisfying conclusion - Publishers Weekly
A fast-moving story with lots of action, some interesting twists, and the deadliest female protagonist since Stieg Larsson's Lisbeth Salander - Booklist