Forests of the Night
St. Martin's, Jan 2005, 24.95, 341 pp.
In her Coral Gables, Florida home, police detective Charlotte Monroe shockingly sees her spouse Parker and their daughter Gracey amiably talking with Jacob Bright Sky Panther, who she recognizes from the FBI's Most Wanted list. Jacob escapes while abducting Gracey. Stunned, Charlotte questions her husband who reluctantly confesses that Jacob is his son from a summer affair with a Cherokee ... Off the Chart
St. Martin's, Jun 2003, 24.95, 352 pp.
Off of South Florida, pirates using satellite tracking to select targets, invest their ill-gotten gains in real estate. These buccaneers kidnap preadolescent Janey Sugarman from the yacht of Dr. Andy Markham, boyfriend of the child's mother. The victim's father, a private eye, observed the event on a video feed from the chatroom he and Janey were logged onto when she was abducted.