Black, still recovering from the events of Into a Canyon Deep,
has come to Cape Town to dive on a research project deep in False Bay.
Black and his colleagues will once again find themselves immersed in
violent intrigue above and below the ocean's surface.
was lying such that his face was directed toward the stern of
the boat, and his head was nestled under the lip of the rear gunwale.
He couldn’t see anything. As the boat launched off the next swell, de
Klerk took advantage of his status to shift his body. When he landed,
he was facing toward the cabin of the small boat. The door to the
wheelhouse was closed and he could not see over it, so there could be
any number of people inside.
He could see things more clearly now. The gradually increasing
ambient light around the boat told him it was near dawn, though
precisely which day was dawning was unclear to him. There were two
five-gallon buckets sitting against the gunwale to his left, each had
five or six very large hooks hanging around its perimeter. He thought
he could smell an odor of fish coming from the buckets, but he wasn’t
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