By Steven Gould
The writer of Jumper returns with a near-future SF novel, set in an the US whose sea coast has been drowned via melting Antarctic ice.
In the area the place thousands of thousands of individuals were displaced from their houses by means of the Deluge--a hundred-foot-rise in sea point from melting ice caps--Partricia Beenan is fortunate. She continues to be an American citizen with the ideal to live to tell the tale the continent, not like such a lot of "wetfoots" whose houses lie deep lower than the waves or the refugees from countries now thoroughly lower than water.
But Patricia's father selected to survive a floating urban of latest Galveston, rather than following his congresswomen spouse to Washington, and cross into the underwater salvage company. Now, a number of years after his demise, it's Patricia's enterprise and her urban. She's a prosperous girl, at the urban council, popular to neighborhood INS commander and the recent Galveston police.
But none of that might aid Patricia while she stumbles throughout a lately sunken freighter that has dozens of our bodies chained up in its carry and transparent facts that it's been fired upon via an INS ship.
Patricia's proof of a rogue operation in the INS brings her including Thomas Beckett, a central authority investigator assigned to the case. Romance blossoms whereas they pursue and are pursued via the killers, into the center of the conspiracy.
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The beast swims more swiftly forward, the water churning to luminosity beneath its powerful limbs. The ship looms higher and higher as the swimmer and its two passengers approach. When the hull of the craft crashes over them the beast swings broadside to the ship and paddles slowly toward her prow. It stops. The man gestures to a rope net hanging from the side of the ship. As he does so he grasps a heavy cord with one hand and pulls himself from the creature’s back, hanging on to the ropes. The woman follows in kind.
She indicates again her incomprehension. He speaks in other words, different-sounding words, a complex jargon of vowels and stops replacing the growling gutturals of his first speech. Still she does not understand. She shrugs helplessly. A sudden chill passes through her body, making her shudder. The man removes the shining black cloth from about his bony shoulders and holds it toward her. She slips it around her own, softer shoulders, feeling weak and slightly nauseous. She tries to say something to the man, very nearly falls but instead feels herself supported by his bony hands.
She gazes into his face and shrugs. He repeats his words. She indicates again her incomprehension. He speaks in other words, different-sounding words, a complex jargon of vowels and stops replacing the growling gutturals of his first speech. Still she does not understand. She shrugs helplessly. A sudden chill passes through her body, making her shudder. The man removes the shining black cloth from about his bony shoulders and holds it toward her. She slips it around her own, softer shoulders, feeling weak and slightly nauseous.
Blind Waves by Steven Gould