By Jinx Schwartz

Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's now not afraid to exploit it!

A globe-trotting engineer with perspective, a penchant for difficulty, and a yacht, Hetta is again, and this time she's guidance us into sizzling Mexican waters.

Miffed that holiday plans along with her chronically absent boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins, have long gone awry, she accepts a role in Baja.

So what, if she and her buddy Jan are spectacularly unqualified to take her yacht on a thousand-mile cruise within the japanese Pacific Ocean in the course of typhoon season?

Hiring a good-looking, if a bit of fishy captain for the journey may well continue them off the rocks, yet most likely will not do a similar for her destiny with Jenks. in the meantime, a bit eye sweet on board cannot be all bad.

Hetta's fierce independence impels her to take on a truly ecocnomic (if environmentally and politically fallacious) undertaking south of the border. precise to shape, her irreverent nature and disrespect for possibility quickly swamps her in a sea of mayhem, unlawful extraterrestrial beings, a pesky whale, and a menacing Mexican machinator.

Set sail for Baja Mexico's Magdalena Bay as Hetta Coffey leads us once again right into a morass of intrigue that would continue you giggling, breathless, and in need of extra.

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Thoroughly anchored within the lee of the island, all lets do used to be wait. whilst the storm might hit, we now had no approach of understanding, for our sat process crashed. Fabio went open air and said the dome used to be intact, as have been the wires major inside of. “Why did the teléfono and computadora cease? ” he desired to understand. “Clouds,” Chino acknowledged, attempting to sound nonchalant, yet failing. “They have blocked out the satellite tv for pc sign. I’m afraid we'll be incommunicado for the following couple of hours. ” Fabio frowned, then grinned. “But to not fear, we now have the Bay-Ache-Ayefay. ” "The what? ” Chino defined. “The VHF radio. you recognize, the Bay-Ache-Ayefay. ” “What sturdy does that do us? Who we gonna name, typhoon busters? ” “Well,” Jan acknowledged from the steps resulting in the aft deck, “for something we will be able to check with that vast boat getting into the bay. ” all of us headed up for a glance. Stepping outdoors, even less than the canopy of the roof and part doorways, was once like attempting to breathe underwater. The hammering attack of wind whipped the seawater and rain right into a positive mist and swirled it into our eyes, noses and mouths. i glanced from among my arms and certain sufficient, slowly browsing into the bay on large rollers, used to be a gi-normous yacht. Trailing at the back of them used to be a ship the scale of Raymond Johnson. Their dinghy, without doubt. dashing again within, Jan bought to the VHF mike first. “Big boat, mammoth boat coming into Magdelena Bay, get back to Raymond Johnson. ” not anything. “Big boat, colossal boat? ” Static. Then, simply as Jan used to be placing down the mike, “Raymond Johnson, this can be Golden Odyssey on sixteen,” a veddy British voice spoke back. “Thank goodness,” Jan gushed. “I notion we have been on their lonesome out the following. ” “How may perhaps we assist you, Raymond Johnson? ” “Oh, you could name me Jan. ” Even above the wind and static i may listen heritage laughter while the guy keyed his mike. In a tender voice, he responded, “How could we assist you, Jan? ” Jan by surprise turned flustered and swung round to stand me. I don’t understand what she anticipated of the Golden Odyssey, yet i may see she was once scared. “Well, uh, I don’t understand. i suppose I simply desired to pay attention your voice. ” “May i guess that you're at the vessel anchored close to the doorway? ” without notice shy, Jan thrust the mike into my fingers. “What? ” I requested her. “Just check with them. probably they've got a plan? ” “We have a plan. Oh, by no means brain. Golden Odyssey, this is often Hetta Coffey. And sure, we're the boat close to the doorway. ” “Do you have got room for an additional? ” “You’re gonna carry that enormous bastard in right here? ” I blurted. Jan regarded appalled, yet Chino, Fabio and whoever used to be at the radio shared a very good chortle. “No, pass over Coffey. i assumed we'd ship our fishing boat over your manner. If there's room? It seems to be a bit tight. ” “I’ll wear our captain. ” After a quick chat, Golden Odyssey’s Captain Abdulla who, judging from his accessory, had attended Oxford, Cambridge or another British bastion of right English, agreed that it used to be more secure for his fifty-foot activities fisher, Odyssey’s baby, to make a quick run into the mangroves on the north finish of the bay. At twenty-five knots, he’d be there in a flash.

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