On North Carolina's Outer Banks, there is a legend about the Sea-born Woman, whose timely birth saved her Irish emigrant ship from being destroyed by pirates nearly 300 years ago. The ghost of the Sea-born Woman is said to give aid to sailors around Portsmouth Island even today.Roberta Bert Lenehan is a latter-day sea-born woman who comes to the island as a National Park Service volunteer. Bert is between jobs and lovers, and she believes that a three-month stint as caretaker of Portsmouth village -- a remote, pristine, picturesque ghost town -- is what she needs to soothe her soul.She soon learns differently. One of the previous caretakers died under mysterious circumstances, and another woman turns up dead on the island shortly after Bert's arrival. From Park Ranger Hunter O'Hagan, she hears rumors of artifact hunters digging illegally on Portsmouth and learns the story of Hunter's distant ancestor Jerushia Spriggs O'Hagan, the original Seaborn Woman.Who is the killer stalking the island? And what bearing do a murdered pirate and a centuries-old legend have on the crimes? Those are the questions Bert is under pressure to answer as a hurricane bears down on the island and she finds herself a target of the killer.From Park Ranger Hunter Oa#39;Hagan, she hears rumors of artifact hunters digging illegally on Portsmouth and learns the story of Huntera#39;s distant ancestor Jerushia Spriggs Oa#39;Hagan, the original Seaborn Woman.Who is the killer stalking the ...
|Author||:||B J. Mountford|
|Publisher||:||John F. Blair, Publisher - 2002|