When her mother dies after an accident, Astrid Stowell moves to the small New Zealand Coromandel Peninsular village of Hook Bay to live with her grandfather, Steve Barton. She has to cope with life in a new environment with old friends’ help and betrayal, a new school to attend for her final high school year and an early encounter with the forces of nature.
Steve’s love and guidance, as well as Astrid’s ability as an artist, helps her through difficult times. New friends enter her life, old ones return and her talent is encouraged by the local school principal. Her life now has a future.
That is until the tsunami builds up in the Pacific Ocean and heads south… directly towards Hook Bay.
Lawyers, Alina Hanlon and Jarin Boyd meet while participating in a white water rafting trip at an in-service retreat for their profession at theWhite Water Lodge. They survive being tossed from a raft and over a waterfall in the upper Rangitikei River of the central North Island in New Zealand and manage to reach a bush hut just before a summer storm arrives.
So begins this romantic thriller about their lives and those in the two Auckland law firms where they work.Silverstone Lawwhere Alina works is an upmarket firm with a devious hidden agenda and corrupt leaders including Titan Silverstone.Jarin, is the owner of a small law firmBoyd and Boydinherited from his father,dealing with mainly family law clients