This was a rather uneven storytelling of a mystery suspense. I read a review that it was not one of the author's better efforts, so I will try at a later date to read another, perhaps first in the series.
The premise is very workable, Doc Ford is a marine biologist and used to work for the Company (guvment) back in the day. He is asked by a dead friend's daughter to rescue her mother from the clutches of a con artist. The story goes back and forth in past and present to tell the tale.
Saving grace of the whole audiobook was the narrator, Ron McLarty, has a marvelous faculty with voices. I especially was enamoured of the character Tomlinson, a friend of Doc Ford's. The character is portrayed as one half George Carlin and one half Tommy Chong and is 100% delightful. I have a crush on this character!
The ending is an amazing aspect of the whole book. It more than made up for the uneven beginning and middle.