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Recently bereaved ex-cop John Barker is enticed back to work by his boss who sends him on a cushy stakeout on Galaxy Starlight, a brand new cruise ship heading for the Caribbean.

When passengers start dying, mysteriously at first, then brutally out in the open, Barker realises there’s much more to it.

Aided by ship-singer Lucy Jones, Barker digs deeper despite repeated warnings, discovers more lives at stake, and that he’s more closely involved than he could have imagined.

Out of His Depth is a story of deception, murder, organised crime, revenge and betrayal, set on one of the world’s most modern and luxurious cruise ships.


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“What can I say – Wow! Just Wow. That was brilliant and right up there with every book I’ve ever read. The twists and turns were brilliant and totally unpredictable and the ending was brilliant too. I’ve loved reading it and am actually sad that I’ve finished it now.”

“I started reading it this morning and was almost late for work because I didn’t want to put it down! Looking forward to getting back to it tonight.”

“Forget that this is his first novel, “Out of his depth” is a classic crime thriller, with beautifully written plots and sub-plots that draws the reader in from the very first page. A good book is hard to put down and this is up there with some of the best. Can’t wait for Steven Lea’s next offering.”

“I could not put this book down! From the first page I was hooked.
Great characters, a dark and twisting plot with a few surprises all set into the glamorous world of high class cruising.
I enjoyed reading this book thoroughly and can’t wait for the next one.”