Item description for Deep Blue (Beck Easton Adventure Series #1) by Tom Morrisey...
Overview When graduate student Jennifer Cassidy approaches cave-diver Beck Easton with a 140-year-old mystery, they set out on a suspense-filled search for hidden treasure--and hidden truths.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 1" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Beck Easton Adventures
Series Number 1
ISBN 0310244072 ISBN13 9780310244073 UPC 025986244071
Availability 0 units.
More About Tom Morrisey
Tom Morrisey is a mountaineer, aviator, shipwreck diver, and explorer, who holds a Full Cave certification from the National Speleological society - Cave Diving Section. He has launched, edited or contributed to numerous national publications and is an award-winning adventure travel writer. A popular speaker, he is also active in both youth and prison ministry. Morrisey earned an MFA in creative writing from Bowling Green State University, and his fiction has been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines. His previous novel, Yucatan Deep, was a 2003 finalist for the Christy Award. He and his family live in Orlando, Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Deep Blue (Beck Easton Adventure Series #1)?
I dove into this with great expectations! Apr 28, 2006
It ended up being a good read instead, and that's no loss for me. Tom Morrisey is an author I'll continue to support in the future. Naturally when I first saw the title, it easily looked very similar to "Yucatan Deep", and I knew that diving had to be involved! To say the least, I thought Morrisey composed this together a lot better than "Yucatan", but for me the expectations couldn't have been higher.
This is the first introduction to Beck Easton. And almost immediately we run into Jennifer Cassidy. Some treasure hunting is in order, and it gets a little complex. When it comes down to it, you have 2 schools of thought between Beck and Jennifer, and as they say, opposites attract, amen? But Beck Easton has done a lot, he holds a 5th degree black belt in karate, and the man knows about diving! He also has an awesome faith in Christ, and he knows about grace, as well as a little mercy. Jennifer Cassidy, on the other hand, knows her history. You impressed? Nah, I'm not saying too much more. You'll have to read it to find out the really good stuff!
I suppose I was expecting a little bit more from this. But that's what "Dark Fathom" is for. I walk away satisfied from this adventure! Thanks, Tom!
Couldn't put it down Aug 29, 2005
I just finished this great book by Tom Morrisey and will anxiously be looking forward to the next one of his books I can come across. I have been an avid fan of Alton Gansky and am so pleased to find another Christian fiction writer that can keep me as captivated. I found myself anxiously looking forward to what the next page would bring. Being a woman I especially enjoyed the part of a tough, ex-marine not being ashamed to show how important his faith and Christian beliefs were to him. All I can say is, Well Done, Tom Morrisey, Well Done. I can't wait for the next book of the Beck Easton's series.
An Exciting Adventure Jul 20, 2005
Jennifer Cassidy is a university graduate assistant who has been hired for a summer job researching the history of Cecilia Sinclair. In researching the former Civil War widow, Jennifer comes across information that leads her to a diving spring in Florida. Enlisting the help of Beck Easton, a former marine diver, Jennifer is determined to discover the secret that Cecilia had hidden there.
In the spring, Beck recovers a 140 year-old clue from the spring that convinces Jennifer to begin a treasure hunt all over America to uncover the mystery surrounding a concealed secret. Unknown to either, is that there is someone else interested in what Beck and Jennifer have found who is watching their every move.
Deep Blue by Tom Morrisey was an excellent novel that I enjoyed reading. The plot has historical accuracy, which was greatly appreciated as it showed obvious research of facts. I found the characters of Beck and Jennifer real instead of unbelievable. Sometimes the terminology got a little hard to understand but not enough to take away from the story. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
WOW Jul 19, 2005
As a prolific reader and a "tough sell" when it comes to this kind of fiction, I can't say enough about Deep Blue. I've been drawn in and pulled under and will watch for more of Tom Morrissey's great writing.
A Fascinating Look from Down Under Jun 29, 2005
This book is a winner, though not quite up to the standard of Yucatan Deep. Beck Easton, a widowed 5th level black belt with military intelligence background has all the requisite skills for his role, but barely escapes being somewhat flat. Jennifer Cassidy, an attractive research specialist, is a more colorful character with a vulnerability that makes her believable and winsome.
The fascinating glimpse of historic cave diving before scuba gear is a delightful plus for this book, and some of the strongest writing. The technical cave diving - the hook that drew this reviewer to the book - received less attention than I had hoped for.
The competing interests that all characters become obsessed with - and the clues to an ancient treasure in gold - seem contrived, but are almost imperative to drive the story. Still a good and enjoyable read in spite of the weaknesses. Overall a well crafted story with some intriguing historic tidbits.