Sea Hunter

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9780060081683: Sea Hunter

There is something swimming beneath the placid surface of Caribbean waters -- something sleek and frightening, an inexplicable perversion of the natural order.

Virgin Islands charter captain David Hope has seen it, and his passenger, beautiful renegade filmmaker Sally Moffitt, has captured its image. Now they have something that one man will do anything to possess. William Tree, the commander of a towering high-tech research vessel and scion of one of America's wealthiest, most powerful families, lives his life in single-minded pursuit of a dark and brilliant vision that the world will soon recognize . . . and fear. But Hope and Moffitt cannot trust this amiable, eccentric, and dangerous man. And they intend to keep their secret hidden, even as a nightmare, uncontained, rises up from the depths, setting them off on a breakneck hunt for answers to the greatest and most devastating mystery the seas have ever nurtured.

A mystery that is now, ruthlessly and relentlessly, hunting them . . .

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About the Author:

PAUL GARRISON is the pen name of JUSTIN SCOTT. Together they have written more than thirty thrillers, mysteries, and sea stories. PAUL GARRISON writes modern sea stories (Fire and Ice, Red Sky at Morning, Buried at Sea, Sea Hunter and The Ripple Effect) and a thriller series based on a Robert Ludlum character (The Janson Command and  The Janson Option.)

JUSTIN SCOTT's novels include The Shipkiller, The Normandie, and A Pride of Royals; and the Ben Abbott detective mysteries set in small-town Newbury, Connecticut (HardScape, StoneDust, FrostLine, McMansion, and Mausoleum.) SCOTT collaborates on the Isaac Bell detective adventure series with Clive Cussler (The Wrecker, The Spy, The Race, The Thief, The Striker, and The Bootlegger.) He has been twice nominated for the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. He is a member of the Authors league, The Players, and the Adams Round Table. He is married to filmmaker Amber Edwards. They live in Connecticut.

From Publishers Weekly:

This maritime escapade takes the same tack as Garrison's Buried at Sea, a wave-tossed thriller, but drifts into becalmed waters. Grief-stricken after scattering his former lover's ashes at sea, journalist-turned-sailor David Hope is rushing back to Tortola in the Leewards (where he ekes out a living chartering his catamaran, Oona, to scuba-diving tourists) when he sees a dolphin as large as a killer whale. Arriving back in Tortola, Hope finds his much-needed end-of-the-season charter-which was to provide the money for long-overdue boat repairs-has canceled. Serendipitously, he is approached by Sally Moffitt, an underwater filmmaker intent on making a film on the breeding habits of short-snouted spinner dolphins. She charters his boat, and they scarcely make it out to sea when they encounter the giant dolphin. After the sighting, they are invited aboard a huge, anachronistic sailing vessel owned by a wealthy naturalist, Bill Tree, who is doing suspicious research on dolphins. While they're aboard, Tree bugs the Oona so he can eavesdrop on Hope and Moffitt, and all are led north by the dolphin, which is soon revealed to be a "killphin," programmed for a mission of doom. Garrison has a knack for snappy dialogue, and his characters are lively creations, even when they're stereotypes (the massively fat Tree is a classic over-the-top James Bond villain). But as Hope and Moffitt predictably become lovers and the repetitive plot blurs into a mind-numbing sea chase, waterlogged readers will long for dry land.
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