Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerGhost Ship by James Rollins

  • Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:30:00    Permalink
    This is a Sigma Force short story.  It's about a couple who are taking some time off from their regular duties.  They're trying to relax but it's hard to when you're a mercenary that fights to the death all the time.

    William Morrow Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this story for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow.

    Gary and Seichan have stopped on an Australian island to do some beachfront activities and snorkel and just enjoy the sunshine.  Seichan wanted to stay at their hotel and get a massage and hot rock treatment but he talked her into it.  They both knew something unusual was going on when they were met on the island by a handler.  He wants them to meet the scientist there who has discovered an old sunken ship that has treasure on it.  What they find is the scientist on the beach, dead, the jellyfish got him.  But he knew they were there, he wouldn't have gone into the water without protective gear.  His daughter is missing, too.

    Whether this is vacation time or not, they go into work mode and begin to look for the daughter.  They see the daughter down with the ship and the bandits after the treasure.  Then the bandits see them.

    This is the story of a hard fought battle with death close at every moment.  Until the end of the story, you don't know who is going to live and who is going to die.

    This was a good tale with an ironic ending I liked a lot.  I'll be reading more by this author.  I admire his strong characters, too.

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