“Tiller is a character who grows on the reader . . . As usual, Poyer provides a smashing climax, this one fraught with danger from man and nature.” – Jacksonville Times-Union
"There can be no better writer of modern sea adventure around today." – Clive Cussler
Welcome to the most dangerous sport on earth . . . or under it: where cave divers step into murky Florida ponds and end up hundreds of feet below the ground, threading through the narrow passages of Swiss-cheese-like rock formations. Heading down tunnels that may open into caverns of breathtaking beauty, or else suddenly collapse in rockfalls that crush out their air and their lives.
Open-water diver and ex-con Tiller Galloway has come to this watery underworld to find out why an old friend died young – and take one last shot at being a father, a lover, and a friend. But with a woman opening up her heart, and a deadly conspiracy closing in around him, Galloway must navigate between lies told aboveground and truths hidden in the depths . . . where a violent battle is about to explode.
Combining the knife-edged action of Clive Cussler with the heart stopping storytelling skill of John D. MacDonald, USA Today-bestselling Dave Poyer continues to be one of American’s most popular and remarkable thriller writers . . . and a master of underwater suspense.
“A ripping good read! Poyer raises the bar with this one. The cave-diving scenes are riveting, claustrophobic, terrifying, and beautiful.” – Booklist
“Claustrophobics beware! David Poyer’s suspenseful cave-diving novel, DOWN TO A SUNLESS SEA, takes readers into water crevices, submerged limestone tunnels, cramped wormholes and subterranean hell holes that give suffocation new meaning . . . Vivid, believable descriptions . . .We can get the fear and adrenaline of cave-diving without ever leaving the dry safety of our favorite comfy chairs.”
- staff writer
“One of his best novels yet . . . bristles with suspense . . . What makes this novel particularly memorable are the extensive, harrowing descriptions of cave dives, which are riveting enough to terrify experienced divers.”
Millions of copies of David Poyer's thirty-plus bestsellers are in print and ebook, including THE MED, THE GULF, THE CIRCLE, THE PASSAGE, TOMAHAWK, CHINA SEA, BLACK STORM, THE COMMAND, THE THREAT, KOREA STRAIT, THE WEAPON, THE CRISIS, and THE TOWERS, bestselling novels of the modern Navy and Marine Corps; historical fiction set during the Civil War; the Hemlock County thrillers, THE DEAD OF WINTER, WINTER IN THE HEART, AS THE WOLF LOVES WINTER, and THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN; the other Tiller Galloway diving adventures, HATTERAS BLUE, BAHAMAS BLUE, and LOUISIANA BLUE; and exciting sailing thrillers such as GHOSTING and THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE. Poyer's work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch, and Italian, and rights and options have been sold for films. A sport diver and Hunter sailor, he lives on Virginia's Eastern Shore.