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1998 - Vicki's first skydive of 591 jumps.
Desperate, lonely, and dying for a thrill, Destiny Donne is perfect prey for a risk-taking skydiver. Desi--for short—is a large-animal vet in the sticks of central Florida who's about to give up on the rest of her life to concentrate on her career. That is, until Tom Jenks walks through her door. Sexy and charming--but clearly living life on the edge, he comes to her with a sickly lion cub he's keeping illegally and brings with him a drug like none Desi's ever had before. It's called skydiving, and with one jump she's addicted before she can even think to say no. Her affair with Tom becomes enmeshed with his world of adrenaline, and murder knocks her into a dangerous tailspin.
Praise for Sky Blues
“I never miss a book by Vicki Hendricks. No one on the current scene is writing supercharged, erotic, real noir novels like these. Think Jack London, James M. Cain, and Colette. Sky Blues is another Hendricks’ triumph.”
— George Pelecanos, author of Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go
“High-flying suspense from Florida’s queen of noir: Hendricks puts you at the open door of an airplane and shoves. Feel the rush.”
— Barbara Parker, author of Suspicion of Vengeance
“Hendricks parachutes the 1940s noir novel of lust, murder and intimate betrayal into the twenty-first century, lacing it with breathtaking skydiving stunts, sexual obsession, and an homme fatale with eyes as blue as a Florida sky. . . I couldn’t put it down.”
— Lauren Henderson, author of Chained