Hatteras Blue (Tiller Galloway Series #1)

Hatteras Blue (Tiller Galloway Series #1)

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by David Poyer
     
 

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In a graveyard of the Atlantic, a treacherous sercret has been buried...until now.

A U-boat went down in 1945, and now, more than 40 years later, the bodies of the three crewmen have surfaced near Hatteras Island. But their chilling reappearance has unleashed a tide of powerful forces—Nazis with a ruthless plan to corner the South American drug market, and a

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In a graveyard of the Atlantic, a treacherous sercret has been buried...until now.

A U-boat went down in 1945, and now, more than 40 years later, the bodies of the three crewmen have surfaced near Hatteras Island. But their chilling reappearance has unleashed a tide of powerful forces—Nazis with a ruthless plan to corner the South American drug market, and a shadowy figure with his own dangerous agenda.

We ex-Navy SEAL salvage diver Tiller Galloway probes beneath the surface, he finds himself face-to-face with a killer in a gut-wrenching firefight that cilmaxes hundreds of feet below sea level.

Spilling with underwater adventure that will leave you gasping for air, bestselling author David Poyer writes gripping undersea thrillers in the spellbinding tradition of Clive Cussler and John D. MacDonald.

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"Tiller Galloway is a terrific hero.. A fast-paced convincing thriller set in an unusual locale."

Baltimore Sun

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The background of this thriller is more compelling than the story itself. Set in and off Cape Hatteras, the novel opens with the sinking of a German U-boat in the waning days of WW II. Then it jumps to the present, where we meet Tiller Galloway, a heavy-drinking, down-and-out salvage diver. Though he's a Vietnam veteran from a distinguished naval family, Galloway is now out on parole for drug smuggling, monitored by attractive woman parole officer Bernie Hirsch. Early on, Galloway is approached by Richard Keyes, a mysterious man who wants to find the sunken U-boat because he thinks it holds a cargo of gold the Nazis were hauling to South America. As the captain of a boat owned by his cousin, Galloway is again lured by the big kill. Hirsch doesn't trust Keyes (or Galloway's ability to stay out of trouble) so she tails along on the salvaging mission. The author's obvious love for the world of deep-sea diving is passionately conveyed. But Poyer ( The Med ) reveals too much information too soon in large blocky chunks. And though there's a switch at the end, the choppy plotting defuses much of the tension, leaving the best parts of the book underwater, floating like air bubbles. (June)
Library Journal
Poyer, who lived in Tidewater Virginia for five years, has used this experience to good advantage for the setting of this novel. Tiller Galloway, son of a Navy destroyer captain and paroled after a jail term for drug running, scrapes together a living doing salvage work from a battered PT boat. He accepts a commission from Richard Keyes to locate and salvage a World War II U-boat off Cape Hatteras. But Keyes is not what he seems, and other mysterious characters add to the confusion as Tiller tries to reconcile past and present in very deep waters. The climax is bloody, confusing, and chaotic, and not very satisfying. The best parts of the book rely on Poyer's intimate knowledge of Albermarle Sound, the rhythms of speech and weather peculiar to coastal North Carolina, and the shipwreck legends near those treacherous waters. Just as important, Tiller and his friends are lively, interesting, and believable. He's a natural for a series.-- Louise A. Merriam, L.E. Phillips Memorial P.L., Eau Claire, Wis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312927493
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/15/1992
Series:
Tiller Galloway Series, #1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.83(d)

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