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Hatteras Blue (Tiller Galloway Series #1)
     

Hatteras Blue (Tiller Galloway Series #1)

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by David Poyer
 

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

"Plot twists and turns that chart a tricky course through the deep waters of human need and greed." --Ocala Star-Banner

"Local atmosphere and a good knowledge of treacherous currents keep things on course." --The London Times

On a moonless night

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

"Plot twists and turns that chart a tricky course through the deep waters of human need and greed." --Ocala Star-Banner

"Local atmosphere and a good knowledge of treacherous currents keep things on course." --The London Times

On a moonless night in 1945, a destroyer sinks a U-Boat fifty miles off Hatteras Island, the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Over a half-century later, the mummified corpses of three crewmen, wrapped in a decaying rubber raft, come to light during excavation for a new shopping development. Their reappearance unleashes neo-Nazis, drug smugglers, and a shadowy "historian" with an ominous plan.

When Hatteras native, salvage diver, and ex-con Lyle "Tiller" Galloway III starts digging into the discovery, he's forced by an island family to take on a dangerous silent partner. Together, he and Shadrach Aydlett will discover what actually happened in the Carolina sand hills so long ago, and what everyone's really after . . . tons of long-lost Nazi gold. And finally, he'll battle a ruthless killer many fathoms beneath the stormy sea off Cape Hatteras.

HATTERAS BLUE's rare original hardcover sells for over a hundred dollars. This new edition has been revised by the author to make it even more exciting and authentic.

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

Baltimore Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492213130
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Tiller Galloway Series , #1
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,120,535
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Millions of copies of Dave Poyer's thirty-plus bestsellers are in print, including THE MED, THE GULF, THE CIRCLE, THE PASSAGE, TOMAHAWK, CHINA SEA, BLACK STORM, THE COMMAND, THE THREAT, KOREA STRAIT, THE WEAPON, THE CRISIS, THE TOWERS, and THE CRUISER, 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; and the other Tiller Galloway diving adventures, BAHAMAS BLUE, LOUISIANA BLUE, and DOWN TO A SUNLESS SEA. Poyer's work has been translated into Japanese, Dutch, and Italian, and rights and options have been sold for films. A sport diver and sailor, he lives on Virginia's Eastern Shore and teaches writing at Wilkes University.

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Hatteras Blue (Tiller Galloway Series #1) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Testosterone and sea water. This is fast, formulaic men's adventure fiction with no literary pretentions of any kind. What's the sunken German sub's cargo? Why did three men come ashore on the Outer Banks from the doomed u-boat? Haven't we seen these plot elements in other books? An okay way to kill time in an airport or in a crowded subway car where concentration is impossible. Heaven help us if Clive Cussler's book cover blurb is true and 'There can be no better writer of modern sea adventure around today.'