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Beginnings: A Repeat

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July 15th, 2018 Posted 7:38 am

On Sunday we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernie’s (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Today a repeat, on account of this week’s smart and courageous Thai cave rescue. PRESSURE DROP, my fifth book, has some blue hole/cave diving scenes, and although the equipment was somewhat different then (1989) the feeling is the same. On the next book tour ask me about my crazy Bahamian diving experiences way back when. I’d love to go on and on about them.

[“TECHNOLOGICALLY AIDED CONCEPTION, BABY STEALING, INEXPLICABLE MARINE ACCIDENTS and the activities of a wealthy, mysterious family are among the intriguing elements Abrahams expertly brings together in this gripping tale. Abrahams sets his scenes with evocative details, using cynical wit to describe the harried lives of Manhattanites, then switching tone to convey the darkly sensual, threatening atmosphere of the Zombie Bay Club.”
– Publishers Weekly]

The blue hole isn’t blue. It is gray, even under a clear sky; just a quiet pond in the woods. Any of the village boys could skip a stone across it, but they never do. They don’t go near the blue hole because a monster lives at the bottom. The fisherman even claims he has seen it; the fisherman who drinks a bottle of rum a day.

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