Tropical Ice: A just-released scuba eco-thriller-like-no-other, by the editor of Undercurrent
Written by Undercurrent‘s publisher Ben Davison (writing as KL Smith) and set in Belize, Tropical Ice is a story of shark-finning and reef-raping, murder and politics, on an industrial scale, with some serious diving. Diver Homer Hickam, who wrote the book and film Rocket Boys (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), calls it “One of the best adventure thrillers I’ve ever read and I’ve read a million! A true page-turner. Listen, do you like Clive Cussler’s novels? Ben is a better writer than old Clive, and he’s actually lived the life he writes about. Go! Buy! Trust me! You won’t be sorry.”
It all takes place at Cap’n Jack’s Rum Caye Dive Resort, where Jack’s trying to save his failing resort with shark-feeding dives until sharks uproot a body during one of his dives. Travel writer Matt Oliver arrives to aid Jack, only to find him smack up against a cabal of international shark finners, reef destroyers, corrupt philanthropists, and a seductive American rainforest lodge owner with her own deep secrets. Filled with plenty of surprising twists and turns, it’s a book no serious scuba diver will want to put down. Diver Alan Dean Foster, who writes the Star Wars novels says “You can taste the rum, feel the heat, and smell the blood. Like a sun-bleached palm frond crusted in sea salt, there’s a rough coating of true-life Caribbean clinging to every phrase and scene.”
Tropical Ice is commercially published and available online from Amazon in paperback ($15) or as a download in Kindle and other formats, and in bookstores. Or click here to order a signed copy for $19.