Strange things are happening in Washington State's
beautiful Elliott Bay, but U.S. Fish and Wildlife's star
agent Venus Diamond is on medical leave after being shot in
the line of duty. At least, she is until her family needs
her help: A bratty young girl, Pearl Pederson, goes
overboard and drowns while yachting with her brother,
Henry, and their well-to-do next-door neighbor, Tim
Diamond. Tim claims he saw a huge, tentacled arm come out
of the water to sweep the child to her doom, but Henry
swears Tim pushed her, so twelve-year-old Tim is charged
with murder. Venus knows her brother is innocent, but also
knows she'll have a devil of a time proving it.
Days pass, and speculation abounds until Pearl's body
washes ashore, full of puncture wounds and looking very
much like the victim of some strange sea creature. It's
just the first in a string of similar events, and before
long the whole city of Seattle is abuzz with the
possibility of a sea monster in Elliott Bay.
Venus Diamond knows there must be a more logical
explanation for the killings, however, and sets out to find
out what's happening, including looking into some strange
goings on at the Elliott Bay Marina. She'll need all her
environmental expertise to find the elusive connections.
Medusa is another intriguing, quirky Pacific Northwest
mystery full of the environmental relevance and appealing
characters Skye Moody's fans love.