Five Passengers is filled with the “suspense and terror which Mrs.
Eberhart knows so well how to maintain.”—The New York Times
Boarding the ship was like entering a dream
for Marcia Colfax. At her side was the man she loved; awaiting them was a long
delayed happiness. But now a bloodstained knife has slashed her plans to bits.
Now her dream has become a nightmare. One man is dead, a knife buried deep in
his back. After the second of the group is found dead, fear spreads throughout
the ship, as do rumors that Nazi diehards lie among the rescued.
Now her voyage to happiness has become a
race against death as the murderer readies to strike again.
Shortly after the end of the war, an
American hospital ship rescues passengers and crew from a sinking
Argentina-bound freighter. It's soon discovered that one of the group has been
murdered, apparently by one of his own companions. After the second of the
group is found dead, fear spreads throughout the ship, as do rumors that Nazi
diehards lie among the rescued.
“The master touch... superior.”—Kirkus
“Ample action and much tense emotion.”—Saturday Review
Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads—and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering—whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...