Sunday, July 3, 2016

Review- Grave Descend by Michael Crichton

An Edgar Award-nominated mystery from the author of Jurassic Park!

The Synopsis:

To recover a sunken yacht, a diver must enter the world’s most dangerous waters.
The Grave Descend lies under more than sixty feet of clear blue Caribbean water, guarded by a coral reef and schools of hungry hammerhead sharks. Raising it would be a near-impossible task, but James McGregor is suited to the impossible. An expert diver, he makes his living exploring sunken ships. But there’s something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend.

How did she sink? Why do none of the survivors tell the same story? And what was the cargo inside her hull? To answer these questions, McGregor will have to contend with the deadliest sharks around—both underwater and on land.

My thoughts:

This book wasn't what I expected. Based on the synopsis, I expected more action but it was heavy on characters sitting and talking.I realize it was written more than forty years ago, and since then, literary conventions and readers' tastes in the genre have changed, and the book was written early in Crichton's career (and under a pseudonym). Overall, it wasn't bad as short mysteries go, and it was interesting to try Crichton's early work.

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