Bio: Novelist and screenwriter Hank Searls, author of the best-selling Overboard, Jaws II, and Sounding, is creator of the New Breed TV series and writer of Fugitive TV episodes. His novel PILGRIM PROJECT became Robert Altman's film "Countdown." He has lived most of his life on, under, or over the ocean, having been a world-cruising yachtsman, underwater photographer, and Navy flier. He lives in Gig Harbor, Washington, with his wife Bunny.
It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation for a hard-working lawyer and his wife, but one slip and what begins as an adventure quickly becomes terrifying. When Mitch Gordon opens his eyes to find his wife missing in the middle of the ocean, he panics. He is seventy miles from Tahiti on a forty-foot ketch and there is no sign of help. Join Hank Searls, the creator of JAWS 2 and JAWS: The Revenge, in this beautiful but frightening tale of love, trust and survival.
"He had a brain biologically identical to man's but seven times its weight and volume," writes Hank Searls of a massive, aging sperm whale whose compassion, fear, and anger at man's attacks on his kind drives the best-selling novelist's intricately researched classic Sounding. Teetering on a rocky seamount off New York, the young sonar officer of an accidentally sunken Russian spy submarine prepares to die with the lovely ship's surgeon and the rest of his shipmates. Everyone has lost hope--unti... more info>>