This is the second novel in the FBI Special Agent Hartmann series. It seems murder follows him whereever he goes. While enjoying a luxury cruise with his beautiful partner Coleen one of their fellow passengers is brutally murdered. Dick and Coleen's discrete getaway turns into a full-blown FBI investigation. The murdered passenger has ties to the White House, so what would be a standard investigations turns into one that is being closely monitored by the Director of the FBI and the President of the United States. To complicate maters even further, their crime scene will end up sailing away and their suspects and witnesses will scatter to their homes around the world.
The first novel in the FBI Special Agent Hartmann series, which involves involves a San Francisco based FBI violent crime squad headed up by Dick Hartmann. It received the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for the Best New Voice: Fiction category out of 1,400 entries (http://www.ibpa-online.org/ibpa-2016-benjamin-franklin-awards-winners/#new1). There is also a favorable Kirkus Review to be found at (www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/richard-v-rupp/death-taxes/).