A sabotaged flight. Two murdered divers. A single clue—a grainy image of sunken treasure.
Dive Rescue Captain Cole McKenna has never worked a case like this, but who he’s working with may prove more dangerous than the assignment. It’s been a lifetime since Bailey mangled his heart. Now she’s back in town and he needs her expertise to track down the illusive treasure.
Professor of Russian Studies Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again, but when her beloved aunt dies, she has no choice. Her plan of attack is simple: return for Agnes’s funeral, get the family business ready for a quick sale, and then put Yancey and all the heartbreaking memories wrapped up in it behind her for good.
Cole walking through her door, asking for her help on a murder investigation, wasn’t part of her plan, neither are the feelings he’s resurrecting—feelings best left dead.
Bailey agrees to help for the sake of the victims, and travels with Cole across Alaska’s rugged terrain and deep beneath its coastal waters. As the case escalates, so do their feelings for one another. Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to let go of the past and just when Bailey thinks she can’t take it any longer, the case shifts in a new and extremely personal direction, fastening her in for its duration.
Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Cole and Bailey fight to find the treasure and uncover the hidden history at the root of it all. But will they be too late?
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INTERESTING DIVING HISTORY
1650: Otto von Guericke built the first air pump
1893: Louis Boutan invents the first underwater camera and makes the first underwater photographs.
1841: First documented case of decompression sickness occurs
1849: Pierre-Aimable de Saint Simon Sicard (a chemist) makes the first practical oxygen rebreather.
1948 – First archaeological excavation on scuba. Cousteau, Dumas, Tailliez, Alinat and five other divers excavate a Roman galley off Mahdia, Tunisia.
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• Winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion for Best First Book
• 2013 Holt Medallion Award of Merit for Long Inspirational
• Colorado Romance Writers 2013 Award of Excellence- Inspirational Category“Pettrey’s debut, the first in the Alaskan Courage series, combines all the perfect elements for romantic suspense with a meaningful spiritual message. The Alaskan setting is magnificently described. Bailey is a sympathetic, flawed character that readers will identify with, and her relationship with Cole is true to life.” —Romantic Times 4 1/2 Star review
“An amazing story of faith, suspense, the power of forgiveness and second chances. Dani Pettrey has a gift for developing characters to fall in love with, characters you’ll think about long after the story is over. I look forward to the next in the series!” —Lynette Eason, bestselling author of The Women of Justice series
“Bailey is hunting treasure, and someone is hunting Bailey…there’s a reason romantic suspense keeps you up at night and SUBMERGED is one of those books.”—Dee Henderson, bestselling author, the O’Malley series
“Pettrey’s debut novel is a thoughtful attempt to capture both love and suspense in this intricately plotted mystery.” —Publisher’s Weekly
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Great Diving Quotes
“The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.”
– Jacques Cousteau
“Scuba diving is itself a hazardous sport. To do it without any training is tantamount to playing Russian roulette with a loaded revolver.”
– Robert F. Burgess
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