Soon after newcomer Lacey Havnel arrives in the quiet, well-heeled lakeside getaway of Evening Lake, Massachusetts, she is discovered stabbed and a vacationing Detective Harry Jordan must track down the killer before another murder is committed.
Driven nearly mad by mercury poisoning and weakened by parasites, a mature Blue bull whale searches for his mate and his last surviving calf. The threat from man's harpoons has been replaced with one of a more deadly nature - that brought about by man's technology and greed.
Sal Jenkins is always thrilled when her husband Harry returns from sea. As chief steward on the SS Amazonia , he provides well for his family and Sal enjoys the status that his position affords her. Their daughters do not share Sal's excitement - it is only a matter of time until their father's drinking and violence begins.