Shark Fin Soup


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About Shark Fin Soup

Christian Roberts, a handsome, young Floridian, has retired from horse racing and sets off with his wife, Allie, to cruise the Caribbean on his new sloop. Tragedy strikes, ending the dream vacation, and Christian becomes the prime suspect in a murder.

Shattered and guilt ridden, Christian believes his actions caused the death, and suicide lurks in his thoughts, a way to end his pain, but he can't act on the impulse, at least not yet. He must first honor her dying request: "Save the sharks. Do it for me."

Christian embraces the impossible task of stopping the slaughter of sharks for shark fin soup. Under the alias of Captain Nemo, he becomes an eco-terrorist while a suspicious FBI agent dogs his every move. Will Christian be caught and imprisoned? Will the fin traders kill him? Could despair win out, causing him to take his own life? Or will Christian succeed and save the sharks?


“Klaus makes a passionate case for ending the mass slaughter of sharks . . .” —Publishers Weekly

Shark Fin Soup, the second book in the Christian Roberts series, is a superb thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster ride . . . Susan Klaus captured my attention on the first page and held it throughout this masterful tale of murder, revenge, greed, honor, and redemption. Woven into her story is a real-world disaster of global proportions. It is my sincere hope that readers will heed the dire warning this story conveys and stand together to save our oceans.” —Suspense Magazine

Shark Fin Soup by Susan Klaus (Oceanview Publishing, 2014) is not a book that hides its light under a bushel. It believes in starting out with its message in the title and then relentlessly pushing it through the rest of the book.” —San Francisco Book Review

" . . . a fast paced and entertaining thriller that kept my attention from the first page to the last." —The Examiner

“The second Christian Roberts thriller (see Secretariat Reborn) is an intriguing cautionary ecological tale in which Susan Klaus warns that the exponential growing demand for Shark Fin Soup trends towards species extinction and consequently destroying critical habitats, reefs. With the shocking beginning leading to the protagonist becoming a born again eco-terrorist, readers will relish his over the top of The Great Barrier Reef efforts to save the sharks.” —The Mystery Gazette

" . . . edgy, controversial, and asks how far one should go to save a species from extinction." —Living on the Sun Coast Magazine

"Readers have a new superhero. Susan Klaus is one of the most creative story tellers to surface since Ian Fleming, David Baldacci, and Michael Crichton." —Venice Gondolier Sun