"One of America's top writers of modern sea adventures."
-- Clive Cussler, New York Times Best-Selling Author
Ghost River, Jon Coon’s new novel about the life of an underwater criminal investigator and the dangers he faces when he discovers multi-state corruption involving bridge construction fraud, has drawn early praise from dive industry leaders and others.
Ghost River, is a thriller that tells the story of badly constructed bridges and the impact on an underwater criminal investigator, whose partner is murdered and whose life is threatened when he discovers a multi-state conspiracy responsible for bridge failures and several deaths.
The story is based on actual events, at least in as much as the collapse of numerous bridges.
Ghost River was written as a tribute to the very few, highly competent, instructors who made it their life’s calling to provide the training necessary training to keep those divers alive. The book does so by accurately describing the demands of the job and the risks divers may face. In the process it’s an exciting, informative story, from beginning to end.
Here are some of the pre-publication reviews.
“A gritty, emotionally immersive and addictive journey forcing the reader to confront the best and the worst of the human experience. Ghost River plunges us across the membrane separating the natural and supernatural psychic consciousness. This is Jon Coon’s best work—a provocative and disruptive journey shrouded in mystery, heroism, and suspense from the start and on the level of the best works from the likes of Clancy, Christie, Fleming, and Daniel Woodrell.”
- Dr. Drew Richardson, CEO and president, PADI
“Jon has captured the essence of a public safety diver while weaving a gripping story. The way he builds a tapestry of characters and gives Gabe an ability all public safety divers wished they had keeps you wanting more, page after page. If you are a diver or someone who would like a book you can’t put down, Ghost River is the book for you.”
- Sean Harrison, Senior Vice President, SDI, TDI, ERDI
“Jon has a way of taking underwater criminal investigations with all the dangers, challenges, as well as the glory to a level that takes the reader on a suspenseful, heart-pounding adventure . . . You’re about to get a glimpse of the life of a true diving professional, an underwater criminal investigator. Enjoy the ride!”
- Michael Berry, First Sergeant/Dive Team Coordinator, Virginia State Police