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There is one word that brings out the worst in people: TREASURE.

When special agent Kurt Hunter finds a boat adrift in the Biscayne National Park with the dead body of a famous treasure hunter aboard, the race is on to find his killer. Alliances shift and the bodies start to pile up as Kurt and Justine navigate the devious and dangerous world of treasure hunters to find the killer. 

From the iconic Intracoastal Waterway of Miami to the beauty of the Biscayne National Park, this new mystery from best-selling author Steven Becker reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of South Florida.

©2018 Steven Becker (P)2018 Steven Becker

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Continuation of an exciting series

This book is about an attempt to do repair work on a bridge to an island which becomes far more complicated than it should. The story line involves multiple groups and conflicting interest in the development of an island real estate.

The book has many plot twist and does not give away the ending with too many clues.

The narration is outstanding and easy to listen to.

This book was provided free of charge with the expectation of an honest review.

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Want more!

I'm in love with this series. The backstory plus the murder solving didn't let me put this book down! I listened to the last three in two days. And of course Paul's voice is incredible!

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  • 12-08-18

Couldn’t put it down!

Love Hunter’s adventures. Treasure hunting and murder. What’s not to like? Steven Becker and Paul J McSorley make a great team!

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Great Story! Fantastic Narration!

Backwater Tide brought back together some of my favorite characters from various books by Steven Becker. I loved having Mac Travis make cameo appearances with Kurt Hunter, Justine and others. This book pulled me in from the very beginning with its incredible imagery, action, and humor. Treasure hunting is a big theme in this story along with the relationship of Kurt Hunter and his boss. I found humor in the ways he tried to out maneuver his boss. Kurt has a panache for finding dead bodies and does not disappoint with this book. He may be rough around the edges, but that is part of his appeal. Paul J McSorely performs this book flawlessly. I could hear exactly who was speaking. He adds the right emotions to the scenes. I highly recommend this book and will definitely listen to more by this author and narrator.

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Ah the adventures of Kurt Hunter

My fave line in this series...’What the HE!! Hunter?’
Our lovable US Park Service Special Agent, Kurt Hunter, is participating in his first paddle board race. That is, until he gets side tracked by a drifting dive boat. Further investigation reveals the body of a man...a famous treasure hunter. Of course, since the boat/body is located in federal water, Kurt gets a brief respite from the typical @$$ chewing from SSAIC Martinez. This gives Kurt jurisdiction and he gets to work investigating. As always, there is nonstop action during Kurt’s adventures. He encounters the partner of the dead diver, a cigar chewing guy called Slipstream, who becomes an informant...of sorts. There is the FL state underwater archeologist, who is a really strange dude; the missing backer of the diver; and last but not least, the daughter of the diver. The list of suspects isn’t getting shorter so Kurt has to play the usual mind games with his boss, Martinez, and fellow special agent, Susan McLeash, to get help to solve the case. Kurt’s interactions with his teen daughter and new wife, Justine...a Miami Dade CSI...are interspersed throughout, and gives a well rounded view of our Agent. With the help of Mac Travis, Det Grace, Agent Ray, Justine and even Susan, Kurt finally solves the case...but not without a few bumps and bruises. All is well and quiet once more...until the next ‘What THE HE!! Hunter?’ is bellowed!
The narrator is phenomenal...but his portrayal of Martinez is my catnip...lol
I accepted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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the best one yet

Mac Travis and Jesse's Beast make an appearance, treasure, sunken ships ,wedding bells... this book has it all , it was over way too fast.

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  • 05-10-20

Great Story, Fantastic Narration!

Backwater Tide brought back together some of my favorite characters from various books by Steven Becker. I loved having Mac Travis make cameo appearances with Kurt Hunter, Justine and others. This book pulled me in from the very beginning with its incredible imagery, action, and humor. Treasure hunting is a big theme in this story along with the relationship of Kurt Hunter and his boss. I found humor in the ways he tried to out maneuver his boss. Kurt has a panache for finding dead bodies and does not disappoint with this book. He may be rough around the edges, but that is part of his appeal. Paul J McSorely performs this book flawlessly. I could hear exactly who was speaking. He adds the right emotions to the scenes. I highly recommend this book and will definitely listen to more by this author and narrator.