Assassins and Liars is available from Amazon in Kindle, Paperback, and Audiobook formats.

Assassins and Liars is the first book in the J.R. Finn Sailing Mystery Series. Like the Bluewater Thrillers and the Connie Barrera Thrillers, this series is set in the Caribbean and Florida.

J.R. Finn ("People just call me Finn," he says, by way of introduction.) is retired after a 20-odd-year career with an unnamed government agency, but he still handles a contract job for them once in a while.

Assassins and Liars is the tale of a man with secrets meeting a woman on the run.

Finn can't discuss his career; it's classified. He's about to leave Puerto Rico on a mission when he meets Mary. She wants to hitch a ride on his sailboat; she doesn't care where he's going.

Finn thinks she's a rootless kid looking for adventure. He'll take her along; she'll provide cover for his clandestine activity.

They're preparing to leave when Finn learns there's more to Mary's baggage than her backpack.  He has second thoughts about giving her a ride, but it's too late. They need to get away from Puerto Rico in a hurry.

As they sail down island, Finn grows fond of Mary. She's had a run of bad luck, and he's sympathetic. When they reach their first stop, they discover that she didn't leave her troubles behind.

What's Finn gotten himself into? Read Assassins and Liars and find out.