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Submerged (Perry Sachs Mystery Series #3) [Paperback]

By Alton L. Gansky (Author)
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Item description for Submerged (Perry Sachs Mystery Series #3) by Alton L. Gansky...

While Henry Sachs lies in a hospital bed, dying from a mysterious illness, Perry must uncover the secrets of his father's past to try to save his life. Perry believes that Henry's condition stems from a time when he worked to investigate a secret underground base not built by the U.S. After a year of research yielded almost no information, a drastic decision was made: To prevent the base's unknown builders from ever returning a dam was built, flooding the area. What holds Henry Sachs in its grip? Can Perry face his toughest excavation yet-and find out before it's too late?

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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Pages   344
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.51" Width: 4.74" Height: 0.91"
Weight:   0.67 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 2005
Publisher   Barbour Publishing Company
ISBN  1586606751  
ISBN13  9781586606756  

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More About Alton L. Gansky

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Alton L. Gansky is the author of eight popular novels, including A Ship Possessed, Terminal Justice, ""and his newest release, Distant Memory. He is also the senior pastor of High Desert Baptist Church in Phelan, California, where he has served for more than a decade. He and his wife, Becky, are the parents of three college-aged children.

Alton L. Gansky was born in 1934.

Alton L. Gansky has published or released items in the following series...
  1. J.D. Stanton Mysteries

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Bogged Down, But Oh Well  Mar 22, 2008
Sometimes authors are on a roll. Sometimes they write what appears to be that perfect next book in a series, only to have it come up short. Or to have it bogged down just a bit. Gansky did that with his J. D. Stanton books. The first two were top notch. The third was simply third best. I'm going to say that the same thing happened with his Perry Sachs tales. This was a bit bogged down at times. But then again, oh well. It was still a good read!

Gansky can really do great when it comes to spiritual warfare, as well as the unknown. Basically, "Submerged" is highly unknown territory. That is, until it gets moving. And Perry Sachs gets the ball rolling. This is about a father and a son. Henry Sachs has a strange illness, and he's on his dying bed because of it. Perry is more than ready for a trip to Lake Lloyd, and his team's gonna accompany him, like it or not! And while it gets quite interesting, it all stays rather grim most of the time. And it gives us a conclusion worthy of Gansky's mark in Christian fiction.

Gansky got fancy, but he also made it rather simple. He did what he does best, and got me through the story. Alton Gansky remains a high favorite of mine to this day. And while he may have one or two that are good opposed to great, he's still got room on my bookshelf! I'll be looking forward to the next trip.
kept me turning the pages  Apr 3, 2007
I love Gansky's books, especially this one, because he has unique ideas and plots, twists and turns. I think this is one of the most creative fiction books in a long time--from anyone. It's not only a page turner because of the suspense but there's no way you can guess what's going to happen. It kept my attention, like as in I wanted to find every available moment to get back to reading it. I loved the creativity, the out of the box thinking. I really recommend it highly.
Submerged  Nov 29, 2006
It is a good action book - It is fast paced and pretty interesting. It can be kind of weird is parts, but is good.

It's filled with suspense - you just can't put the book down untill it's done.
Deeply Engrossing  Nov 13, 2006
This story follows Perry Sachs in his final adventure. He seeks to uncover the cause of a mysteious illness that claims the lives of his friends. It is an imaginative twist of the Gov. Conspiracy plot with the Supernatural Thriller plot. What highlights the tale is how unique and vivid the imagery is, from the strange demon inhabited caves to the surface of a toxic lake, Gansky captures the reader with wave after wave of exotic possibilities. He never quite answers all the "what if's" he brings up, but this only serves to allow the reader to speculate further...
But Is It Christian Fiction?  Jan 18, 2006
Submerged is the last of a stand-alone trilogy of books with stories about character Perry Sachs, a senior project manager for his father's construction firm whose expertise lies in building super-secret military installations.

One day, Perry's father is stricken with a mysterious illness and two of his coworkers from a long ago project also become ill and die. Perry's father gasps out an incomplete sentence and in trying to unravel the mystery, Perry uncovers a secret base under a man-made lake in Nevada that exists on no map.

The mystery is, nobody knows who built the base there in the first place and whoever did was probably not human.

The result is a rather exciting tale of suspense and mystery with all the tropes: a mysterious, underground base, evil government officials, a growing mystery, an urgent deadline and others we have come to expect from the genre, but Submerged is published by Barbour Publishing whose mission statement is: Our mission is to publish and distribute inspirational products offering exceptional value and biblical encouragement to the masses.

Submerged is, in other words, an offering in the growing field of Christian fiction.

But the question is as there is no in-depth explanation of the gospel, there is no conversion scene, no opportunities to use the book to expound detailed Christian dogma, is the book worthy of the title, Christian fiction?

Agreed, there are characters in the story who are Christian and unashamedly so. They make it evident that prayer and faith is what keeps them going. However, it is wisdom that allows them to make good choices and no dues ex machina intervention of miracles that solves the ultimate problem. (In Gansky's A Ship Possessed, the ultimate problem was not solved with prayer, but with a bullet and that from the main Christian character!).

So is Submerged to be considered Christian fiction? I posit it is.

Christian fiction in the past has had to go through a difficult growing period and most early Christian fiction had to have a Bible verse on every page and at least several conversion scenes as well as miracles to bring the storyline to its unsatisfying conclusion. But take away its science fiction storyline and Submerged becomes a story sunk deep into the Christian worldview showing how Christians actually act in reality: plugging ahead with simple faith and a prayer that ultimately everything will be alright even if we don't live to see the next sunrise because there is ultimate order in the cosmos, and though we have no direct intervention from God in the tale, he is there as a quiet and subtle presence in the story becuase of the maon character`s relationship with him. All of this with no contrived or artificial interventions in the story to make it "Christian."

Alton Gansky and his fellow Christian writers just may preserve the genre.

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