"A frightening, fast-paced suspense thriller about an ambitious woman and a traumatized madman who take thousands of people to the most terrifying precipice of their lives."
"Characters so real you will madly root for them - or wish them ill."
From debut author Christina Gross comes a brilliant thriller as fresh as tomorrow’s headlines.
On the Atlantic, acts of piracy and terrorism are spiraling out of control, but Global Cruise Lines insists on launching the Global Star, the world’s largest cruise ship on her historic maiden voyage to England and back.
At the helm is controversial captain Kathleen Torres who many claim is too young and inexperienced for such a massive responsibility. With her career sabotaged, her newlywed husband recently killed in a car accident, and her self-esteem plummeting, she is determined overcome nasty rumors of recklessness and cowardice and prove her worth by achieving her grandest dream.
When escalating troubles point to an on board conspiracy, Dr. David Michaels, an emergency physician grieving the loss of his adventurous wife, puts aside his need for solitude and realizes a new purpose in life he could never have imagined.
On the east coast, handsome Fez al-Jarab has been swooning the inner circle of America’s elite with his cleverness, wit and charm. He is stealthfully absorbing critical details from the rich and powerful, his sworn enemies. As a child, he watched foreign soldiers bomb his people, slaughter his family, destroy his home, and brutally steal his innocence. Today, he is obsessed with ridding the world of the great Beast called America. His target is Kathleen’s unescorted, inadequately-armed Global Star packed with 8300 helpless Americans.
As tensions mount and terror is brought to the helm of the ship, Kathleen faces her self-doubt and discovers skills she didn’t know she had. From the imperial offices of the International Maritime Council in New York, the halls of Congress in Washington DC, a psychiatric hospital in Virginia, a coastal village in West Africa, and the Mauriana Island chain in the mid-Atlantic, Kathleen is forced to the breaking point as she confronts one of the most clever and dangerous people the world has ever known.
Filled with fast-paced action and suspense, Rescue the Innocent is a spellbinding international adventure that tugs at your heart and pulls it out to sea.
About the author
Christina K Gross has a lifelong affliction for storytelling and an affection for the open seas.
RESCUE THE INNOCENTis Christina's debut romantic suspense thriller. She is currently finishing her second novel due for publication in September.
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