Salt Island


Salt Island

Authors & Illustrator


First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Fiction > Detective - Private Investigators, Fiction > Mystery - Murder & Crime, Fiction > Mystery - Spies & Espionage


At the request of an old college chum, former CIA operative and private investigator Mari Ellwyn investigates the blackmailing of a CEO amid a high-profile IPO deal and a motivated witness determined to expose him for corruption and fraud. Mari’s new partner, Derek Abernathy tries to help uncover the truth behind the accidental death of two farm workers in California’s Central Valley, only to discover that they weren’t accidental and they’re connected to a seamy underworld of illegal drug manufacturing and toxic chemical dumping. Lured by compassion and ties to their former lives, Ellwyn and Abernathy leverage their collective experience in the biggest challenge of their lives – bringing justice and staying alive in the process. Read the full synopsis at indiesunited.net/salt-island