Longboat Key, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
SHARK FIN SOUP by Susan Klaus is now available in hardcover print (ISBN: 978-1-60809-123-2, 340 pages, Thriller, $26.95) and all digital/eBook formats (ISBN: 978-1-60809-124-9, $14.95)
Christian Roberts, a handsome, young Floridian, has retired from horse racing and sets off with his wife, Allie, to cruise the Caribbean on his new sloop. Tragedy strikes, ending the dream vacation, and Christian becomes the prime suspect in a murder.
Shattered and guilt ridden, Christian believes his actions caused the death, and suicide lurks in his thoughts, a way to end his pain, but he can't act on the impulse, at least not yet. He must honor a dying request: Save the sharks. Do it for me.
Every year, one-hundred million sharks are killed for their fins that are used in a Chinese soup, a symbol of wealth in Asia. Within the next ten years, one-third of all shark species will be extinct; and without these ocean predators, the reefs will decline.
Christian embraces the impossible task of stopping the shark slaughter. Under the alias of Captain Nemo, he becomes an eco-terrorist while a suspicious FBI agent dogs his every move. Will Christian be caught and imprisoned? Will the fin traders kill him? Could despair win out, causing him to take his own life? Or will Christian succeed and save the sharks?
About the Author
Susan Klaus, a native of Sarasota, Florida, has an extensive history of working with animals. She’s managed and co-owned a horse farm, breeding and racing Thoroughbreds for the past thirteen years and is currently raising rodeo bulls. Klaus is the award-winning author of four sci-fi novels and is the host and co-producer of Author’s Connection, a radio show with listeners in 148 countries. SHARK FIN SOUP is Klaus’s second thriller in the Christian Roberts series following the highly successful Secretariat Reborn, for which she was awarded a silver medal by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association. She lives in Myakka City, Florida on her forty acre farm.
“Klaus makes a passionate case for ending the mass slaughter of sharks…”
— Publishers Weekly
“I love this book. SHARK FIN SOUP is good to the last drop—a thriller that really deserves the name."
— Elaine Viets, Anthony and Agatha Award Winner, and author of the National best-selling series Dead-End Jobs
"Readers have a new super hero. Susan Klaus is one of the most creative story tellers to surface since Ian Fleming, David Baldacci and Michael Crichton.”
— Kim Cool, Award-winning Florida history, travel and ghost-story writer and features editor of the Venice Gondolier Sun
SHARK FIN SOUP is available through your favorite bookseller or your local public library. All formats of the novel are distributed by Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Bookazine, OverDrive, and all other fine literary distributors.