Ian has been going to Key West every summer for years, helping his Uncle Gord at his dive shop and spending as much time as he can underwater. When he's not diving, he's admiring Sherri, the girl who works at the dive shop, and wondering how she would feel if he told her that he tastes blackberries whenever he sees her. A series of accidents leads Ian to believe that his uncle is in grave danger, but the truth is more complicated and terrifying than he could ever have imagined.
About the Author
Sigmund Brouwer is the author of over 20 novels for adults and dozens of books for children. He visits over 150 schools per year to deliver his Rock and Roll Literacy presentation, reaching about 60,000 students per year. Sigmund lives in Red Deer, Alberta. For more information, visit www.sigmundbrouwer.com.
Read an Excerpt
For a couple of seconds, I bucked and danced at the end of my line. I was like a rag doll shaken by a giant.
Was it a great white shark, twisting and turning me from side to side, like a bulldog with a rat in its jaws?
I couldn't see what was happening. It was dark, and air bubbles kept exploding around my face mask.
Don't panic! I told myself. Don't panic!
I tried to think it through. I didn't feel razor-sharp teeth cutting through my wet suit. So it wasn't a shark.
Don't panic. Don't panic.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great adventure book for kids. Ian is the main chacacter He loves scuba diving he works at his uncles dive shop in the Key West. Atleast until something happens :) I liked this book alot theres alot of mysteries going on about this story about tressure or maybe drugs maybe something else you just might have to read the book to find out what happens.
I read this book because it was a "battle of the books" book. I thought it would be whack but it was suprisingly good. It has a few twists and turns and it was very unpredictable. The only reason im giving it 4 stars is because it was kind of short and way under my reading level( im a twelve yr old). It isnt just a scuba diving story, its really a mystery story that involves the fbi.
Absolute Pressure is a great adventure book for kids in middle school on up. Although a bit below his reading level, I bought it for my 17 year old son who loves ocean adventures. I decided to sit down and read it and found that even adults will enjoy this great read. Sigmund does a great job of taking his readers on adventures that make your senses come alive all the while making you think about honor and integrity.