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Trade Paperback
352 pages
Jan 2005
Zondervan

Deep Blue, Beck Easton Adventure Series #1

by Tom Morrisey

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Review:

Deep in an underwater cave in a Florida spring lies a secret that has taken lives 150 years before and will again. Cave diver Beck Easton and graduate assistant Jennifer Cassidy's may be among those lives taken once they find the mysterious packet. The discovery takes them from Florida to the Caribbean to Michigan searching for a lost treasure, but they are being followed by spies hired by a ruthless Cuban would-be dictator and a mysterious woman.

Jennifer Cassidy has been hired by a lawyer from Georgia to do genealogical research. However, as she tracks the information down, she realizes that Cecilia Sinclair has a mystery surrounding her, and that mystery leads her to a spring on Cecilia's former plantation in Florida. She also realizes that since Cecilia had no offspring, she is doing research not for a genealogy but related to this mystery. She hires Beck Easton to dive the caves to discover the secret.

Their first hint of danger comes with being followed by two strangers in Beck's small hometown. Then those strangers spy on them through the night. Using ingenuity and his contacts, Beck spirits Jennifer away to Cat Island where a stolen treasure ship went down in a hurricane. Even there someone breaks into Jennifer's cabin.

The feelings that Beck and Jennifer experience for each other are no mystery but are complicated by Jennifer's not being a Christian. As her research takes them deeper into the mystery, they follow their leads into life-threatening danger.

Morrisey writes an exciting story with an appealing hero: an ex-Marine with special operations experience, a strong faith, and high standards. Except for the break-in on Cat Island, Morrisey ties his plot together well. Deep Blue is a page turner that both men and women will enjoy. I would especially recommend it to male readers. -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

A suspense-filled search for hidden treasure—and hidden truths.While University of Michigan graduate student Jennifer Cassidy is researching the family history of Cecilia Sinclair, a long-deceased Southern expatriate, she discovers that something of great value is hidden in a spring near the family plantation in Florida. Jennifer contacts Beck Easton, a cave diver and former Marine, to help her. When Beck finds a map, it sets off a race for gold, and both pro- and anti-Cuban groups follow Jennifer and Beck as they travel from Florida to the Bahamas to Lake Huron, tracking clues that pre-date the Civil War. After nearly losing her life, Jennifer is confronted with the meaning of Matthew 6:19-21, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven ... For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” And she realizes that she will have to make a decision—will she pursue gold and glory or God?