Synopses & Reviews
Charles Wilson has received the highest praise from authors such as John Grisham and from reviewers, including being termed "Wizard Plotter" by the Los Angeles Times. Now, he has created his most chilling story yet-- a fast-paced thriller so realistic it will take your breath away and keep you riveted to the page.
From the Gulf of Mexico's warm shallow waters...to the deepest parts of the Pacific...terror comes to the surface...
Six-year-old Paul Haines watches as two older boys dive into a coastal river...and don't come up. His mother, Carolyn, a charter boat captain on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, finds herself embroiled in the tragedy to an extent she could never have imagined.
Carolyn joins the marine biologist Alan Freeman in the hunt for a creature that is terrorizing the waters along the Gulf Coast. But neither of them could have envisioned exactly what kind of danger they are facing.
Yet one man, Admiral Vandiver, does know what this creature is, and how it has come into the shallows. And his secret obsession with it will force him, as well as Paul, Carolyn and Alan, into a race against time...and a race toward death.
"Eminently plausible, chilling in its detail, and highly entertaining straight through to its finale." -- Dr. Dean A. Dunn, Professor of Oceanography and Paleontology, University of Southern Mississippi
"With his taut and fast words, Charles Wilson will be around for a long time. I hope so."-- John Grisham
About the Author
National bestselling author Charles Wilson
has become known for edge-of-your-seat tension and fast-paced action in his novels. His first work, Nightwatcher
, a psychological thriller, was called "splendid" by John Grisham and "quite an achievement" by the Los Angeles Times
. Ed Gorman, publisher of Mystery Scene
magazine says, "Wilson might flat-out be the best plotter of our generation." Wilson's Direct Descendant
, novels exploring the chilling consequences of so-called scientific advances, have been optioned by Hollywood filmmakers. Other Wilson novels are Game Plan
, Fertile Ground
; three suspense novels, When First We Deceive
, Silent Witness
and The Cassandra Prophecy
; and coming soon in hardcover, Deep Sleep
-- a psychological thriller set in a Voodoo-influenced swampy parish in South Louisiana. Charles Wilson currently lives with his wife and three children in Brandon, Mississippi, where he is at work on his next novel.