After an unexpectedly thrilling summer with his grandfather, Oregon State student Charley Sawyer is ready to catch his breath at his late parents' Oregon beach home. Hoping for some rest and relaxation, Charley is met instead by devastation: the house has been ransacked. In his inventory of the damage, Charley stumbles across the item the trespasser must have been after, the only things that seems out of place: a mysterious key. And when he learns what it unlocks, Charley is drawn into yet another adventure with a ragtag group more than willing to help.
Mac Bowman, the brainy and beautiful anthropology student who joined Charley in his summer escapade, is thrilled when she is presented with the opportunity to conduct research in Oregon. Maybe a little time together will allow the pair to explore their feelings for one another. But when she arrives, she is disturbed by what she finds: Charley has disappeared without a trace.
As Charley and Mac each work to unravel their mysteries, their searches collide dramatically. Only one thing is clear: the moment he found the key, Charley unwittingly opened the door to a long-held secret—one that could cost him his life.
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Covenant Communications 2017|
Charley Sawyer returns to his parents beach house in Oregon to find it ransacked. Why? His parents have been dead over a year? He finds a key that leads to a safe deposit box and further mysteries with a double eagle $20 coin.
Meanwhile, Mac Bowman has a mystery of her own, a pouch that was donated by a local woman in southern Utah which comes from the Oregon coast.
Mac and Charley, their grandads and two couples from "Beyond the Narrows" come together to solve a new life threatening set of mysteries on the Oregon coast.
Beyond the Narrows had a breakneck pace. Double Eagle Double Cross doesn't have the same pace, but the mystery is just as intriguing. The author feeds out clues sparingly. I did think that one character was probably a bad guy but I wasn't sure how things fit with the texts that appeared at end of chapters or in chapter breaks.
A great read. The mature friends are a hoot and Mac and Charley's romance is sweet and awkward.
As this book opened, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. The opening felt a bit slow, but as the plot thickened I got more and more interested and I ended up completely loving it!
It was fun to see all of the characters I loved from Beyond the Narrows back in this one. How can you not love Mac, Charley and the wonderful group of older people that love to push these two together?!
I liked that you see the story from both Mac's and Charley's point of view. Since they aren't together for most of the story that's really helpful. They are both great characters and it was fun to "see" the situations through their eyes.
I liked the plot too. It was mysterious and suspenseful. It was interesting to find out some of the details about how Charley's parents died and wonder just how that all fit into the plot of this one. It was kind of fun that I figured out at least one of the bad guys before the characters did. I was able to kind of yell at them what not to do. That's always fun.
I love the setting of this one. I love all of the coastal cities of Oregon, we went to some of these locations a few years ago and it was fun to have the plot take me back there again.
I really enjoyed this suspenseful book! Can't wait to see if Mac and Charley have more adventures!