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Salvage
     

Salvage

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by Chris Howard
 

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Jayson Wilraven, Captain of the salvage ship Marcene, takes on the job of raising a ship that mysteriously disappeared nineteen miles off the coast of Cuba, only to find he’s being played. Wilraven’s life and the lives of his crew are threatened when the charterer reveals that he doesn't want the sunken vessel lifted, but moved instead into much deeper

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Jayson Wilraven, Captain of the salvage ship Marcene, takes on the job of raising a ship that mysteriously disappeared nineteen miles off the coast of Cuba, only to find he’s being played. Wilraven’s life and the lives of his crew are threatened when the charterer reveals that he doesn't want the sunken vessel lifted, but moved instead into much deeper territorial water to hide it. Two thousand miles away, along the coast of California, Jon Andreden starts underwater trials for Knowledgenix’s next generation of smart machines when a tiny organic-looking submersible rips through the test space, disrupting the trials. Catching the intruder and searching for its builder leads Andreden into an underworld of people who live in the sea—the seaborn, secret naval projects, killers who strike from international waters, and the first rumbling of a war of immortals and monsters over control of the oceans and the future of human civilization.

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BN ID:
2940148495147
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
08/06/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,236,365
File size:
889 KB

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Salvage 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
if there’s one thing I really can’t stand in a novel is when it just follows the same tried and true formula and is so predictable I know everything that will happen before I read it. I seem to be encountering that a lot lately, so for me “Salvage” was a breath of fresh air. Not only was it extremely well-written (and perfectly edited and formatted), but everything seemed so organic and original I too felt like I was discovering a whole new world. I do wish that some of the (many) characters were more fully developed as there were so many that seemed to serve little purpose other than show up and deliver some lines. But the MC’s were all very well fleshed out. Also, I would have preferred more resolution at the end, because for me too many strings were left hanging. But then the author makes note of this (at least it is intentionally done) as this is just the first book of more in this series. So I’m vary happy to hear that and I for one will be reading the next as soon as it is available.
SDecker More than 1 year ago
Salvage by Chris Howard is unlike any book I’ve read in a long time, and for me, the first involving an undersea “world”. It was so interesting and has so much potential. I wonder why more authors don’t write in this niche. Fortunately Chris Howard does, and he does it quite well. The whole story, from the premise to the conversations to the characters’ actions…well, it was just so believable, which seems odd considering the fantastical nature of this book. He does a terrific job of world-building and the characters are some of the most authentic I’ve come across. Looking forward to reading more from this author soon!
JennaBrewster More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book and read it (almost) in one sitting! I love the way it started right off with action and set the strange tone for the rest of the novel. The ship Serena Beliz experiences unusual trouble and supposedly sinks to the bottom of the Caribbean. But we know that this is no ordinary shipwreck, and when Captain Wilraven and his assistant are hired to help find the wreckage, they are in for a whole lot more than they bargained for. This is one of those books that in my opinion, the description doesn’t nearly do it justice. I was blown away by the intense and descriptive storylines that kept me hooked throughout. Whether it was with Captain Wilraven or Andreden or Laeina and the telkhines, the plots came together nicely to create a stunning and engaging book and I can’t wait to read the sequels!
NikkyH7117 More than 1 year ago
Descriptive, intense and with great pacing and tension throughout, “Salvage” delivers on many different levels: it is a strange mix of thriller, drama, action, sci/fi or fantasy, and ‘real-world’ feel. I always appreciate it when authors write in the vein of ‘showing’ and not ‘telling’, and I did feel like I was fully immersed in this book from the opening pages. Personally I think it would make a really cool movie. It was so descriptive and fast-paced…at first it seemed almost like I was reading two different books with Cap. Wilraven on one end and Jon Andreden on the other but we soon learn why their fates are connected and the plots entwine with a thrilling sense of urgency that kept me flipping the pages of my kindle as quickly as I could. Near flawless editing and I liked Mr. Howard’s writing style. Effortless and not overdone. I can tell he is a seasoned author and am happy to see he’s already written quite the collection. Will be definitely checking out his other books very soon. If you are looking for something ‘new’ to read that appeals on many levels, look no further. This novel was a real treat.