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The longline is American environmentalists in Mexico run afoul of a drug-smuggling operation, and reporter Jasmine Peterson comes down to assist, only to stumble onto a whole new story – a merman!
In synopsis, the story is about plucky, capable Jasmine Peterson, the social columnist for a major newspaper, who gets her first ‘real’ news assignment and travels to Mexico to investigate the drug arrest of an American who’s working with a renegade group to protect sea creatures from gillnetting. Jasmine poses as a boat mechanic, hires on to their crew and is immediately at odds with the ruggedly handsome captain, Simon. What she unwittingly stumbles upon is another story entirely: Daniel, a merman with a ‘cause’. While Jasmine’s now pursuing the story of a lifetime, she’s also putting together the pieces of a frightening puzzle. The local tuna-canning…
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