Hetta Coffey is a globe-trotting engineer with a penchant for trouble, and a yacht, And this time she's heading into hot Mexican waters.
Miffed that vacation plans with her chronically absent boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins, have gone awry, she accepts a job in Baja. So what, if she and her friend Jan are spectacularly unqualified to take her yacht on a thousand-mile cruise in the eastern Pacific Ocean during hurricane season?
Hiring a handsome, if somewhat fishy captain for the trip might keep them off the rocks, but probably won't do the same for her future with Jenks. Meanwhile, a little eye candy on board can't be all bad.
Hetta's fierce independence impels her to tackle a very profitable (if environmentally and politically iffy) project south of the border. True to form, her irreverent nature and disregard for danger soon swamps her in a sea of mayhem, illegal aliens, a pesky whale, and a menacing Mexican machinator.
Set sail for Baja Mexico's Magdalena Bay as Hetta Coffey leads us once more into a morass of intrigue that will keep you laughing, breathless, and wanting more!
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With Just Add Salt, Jinx Schwartz has slipped her cable and hit another home run. Yes, I know I'm mixing nautical and baseball metaphors, but the author does that too, and… well, it's catchin'.
This book has as many chuckles as Just Add Water, but there is a bit more tension–which, literarily speaking, is a good thing. In this volume, Hetta is in a lot more hot water–or salt–and you just never know how she's possibly going to come out on top… or with whom. I think it's quite clear from the text, though, that, in her youth, the author had a crush on Ricky Ricardo. Just sayin'.
Just Add Salt will have you alternately chuckling and biting your nails, and you will discover many new things, such as what a panga is. Now I know what it was we were riding in that caused a woman from our cruise ship to get a broken arm.
Just Add Salt will make you want to listen to your old LP of Dark Side of the Moon. No, I'm not going to tell you what I mean by that. You'll just have to read the book.
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