Rising Tide is about a family caught between finding long lost family members and the alleged involvement in the illicit drug trade. Two different families with one goal in mind from different corners of the world are united of all places in Portugal in the strangest circumstances.
Leo Shine was one of the best deck bosses around. He and his fellow mates were caught up in a storm on the Alaskan coat whilst on board the Alaskan Star fishing vessel. Leo, his father and brother Tom had invested in a fishing vessel known as the Goblin, a boat far better than the one Leo is on now. With Leo's father and Tom on the Goblin in this stormy weather, Leo is trying to pay the bills by working on the Alaskan Star. Suddenly, the news that Leo did not want to hear came to past - the captain of the Alaskan Star received a mayday from another fishing vessel, was this from the Goblin? As reality began to swoop over Leo on the fate of the Goblin, more bad news approached- his brother Tom was involved in some illegal business which has the attention of not only the Fish and Wildlife Service but the DEA as well. What was Tom involved in that Leo did not even know?
This was a pretty much interesting mystery book. The story flowed throughout; however, although the later chapters were very long, the reader was kept glued to the story line.
Time, and most of Portugal, has almost forgotten Luminosa, a small fishing community on the Alentejo coast. A cluster of white and blue cottages huddle under the cliffs overshadowed by the great manor of Herdade Albatroz whose family has ruled the village since the days of Napoleon. Far off the tourist route, nobody visits Luminosa by chance.
When a ruthless American racketeer turns up, the peaceful village's way of life could be ruined forever. But will other visitors--Piper Pines, seeking news of her long dead Portuguese mother, and Leo Shine, bereft of a father and brother accused of terrible crimes--help or hinder his objective to drag Luminosa into the twenty-first century?