Something's Alive on the Titanic

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Reattempting an ill-fated salvage expedition designed to recover millions in gold, a new group of scientists and adventurers explore the Titanic wreckage and encounter a supernatural energy that protects the luxury liner's passengers from anyone who would violate their sunken tomb

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The author of The President's Plane Is Missing and other books set in the skies goes underwater with his new suspense novel, a thriller with supernatural overtones. Discoveries made--but never fully divulged--by a diving team in 1975 are the impetus for a new expedition organized to explore the wreckage of the doomed luxury liner, which went to its watery grave in 1912. The scientists and treasure hunters involved in the 1993 expedition are aware that the previous venture was apparently cursed; strange atmospheric conditions eventually sank the research vessel, but not before its passengers had glimpsed some sort of monster protecting the Titanic hulk. The beast had no clear form, but presented itself as the deepest, most personal fear of each observer. Counting among its members the sole survivor of the previous effort, the new expedition is motivated by the knowledge that a fortune in gold bullion lies in the Titanic 's hold. Serling weaves bits of historical data into his narrative with too heavy a hand, but he does successfully skirt the issue of why the three real-life research trips to the Titanic in the 1980s never encountered the mysterious creature. Read with a suspension of disbelief, the book is a page-turner, the ending kept in doubt until the rousingly dramatic conclusion.
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This novel reads like a mixture of a Stephen King ghost story and a Tom Clancy technothriller. Supposedly millions of dollars in gold was being transported covertly on the Titanic when the ship went to its doom in 1912. A 1975 expedition seeking to recover that lost fortune had found the sunken remains of the great liner, but a series of strange accidents and terrifying apparitions destroyed all but one of its members. Years later that survivor is asked to accompany a top-secret U.S. Navy mission to salvage the Titanic 's gold. The mission encounters a supernatural entity that will go to fantastic lengths to prevent the sunken ship from being looted. The deep-sea diving operations and Titanic lore provide diverting reading and compensate for a not-very-scary ghost story. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/90.
- Charles Michaud, Turner Free Lib., Randolph, Mass.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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