Out of the depths of her love for Bane Oana, Leia Kahale breaks her engagement with him. When a plane explodes above the ocean, Leia and her sister Eva pluck the pilot from the sea, only to find Bane in the third of Colleen Coble's Aloha Reef Series, Dangerous Depths. Bane persuades Leia to help a mutual friend, Tony Romero, find a sunken treasure ship, but on their first dive Tony mysteriously dies.
Tony's death makes Leia more determined to help Tony's pregnant widow find the treasure ship, but somehow a missing Hawaiian archaeological treasure, blamed on Leia's father, becomes entangled with the ship's treasure. Someone breaks into Leia's home, kills an elderly friend, who is taking her to the treasure and secretly courting her Down's syndrome sister, Eva. With a volcanic eruption brewing in the area of the treasure ship and Eva's kidnapping, time is running out for Leia and Bane to find the treasure.
As much as she fights against it, Leia's love for Bane grows. She fears, though, that his controlling nature will replicate her mother's, and that she will never be able to give him the children he wants. Her inability to win her mother's love and her birth defect of a cleft lip have stolen her trust in God.
As Bane fights to find the treasure and keep Leia's family safe, he finds he must relinquish some of his own control that has prevented him from showing those he loves the real man God has meant him to be.
Coble has written another fast-paced suspense story set in the beautiful and romantic Hawaiian Islands. The glorious setting almost becomes another character as the humans and Nani the dolphin explore the ocean depths for the Spanish galleon while nature threatens.
The author draws her characters well. The plot twists cover the identity of the murderers. Suspense readers, especially female readers, will enjoy the romance and excitement of Dangerous Depths. – Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com
Sometimes life's most precious treasure lies at Dangerous Depths.
Leia Kahale ditched a promising medical career to settle on a secluded island of Hawaii. She ditched Bane Oanu, too, and he's come to the island to find out why. He's also in search of an archaeological fortune rumored to lie offshore. But an act of sabotage that pushes Bane closer to Leia plunges them both into a tangle of emotion--just as a series of threatening events grip the island. Theft, a friend's death, a bizarre intruder, hints of a second treasure...and even murder--how can they sort it all out when everyone on the island has something to hide?