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Diver James McGregor is used to exploring sunken ships. But there's something strange about the wreck of the Grave Descend. No one aboard tells quite the same story about what happened. Then there's the mysterious cargo they were carrying....

In one of the most beautiful places on Earth, a sinister plot is about to unfold. And if McGregor's not careful, he may find himself in over his head.

©1970 Constant c Productions, Inc.; Copyright renewed 2005 by CrichtonSun LLC. “John Lange” and “Grave Descend” are trademarks of CrichtonSun LLC, used under license. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Early Michael Crichton writing as John Lange

Solid adventure mystery set in sunny Jamaica. We are following deep sea diver Mac Gregor who is hired to retrieve some items lost at high sea. From the beginning Mac Gregor doubts his employers motives and honesty, but follows along. This book is a good read but a far cry from Crichton's best sellers like Jurassic Park.

Narrator's performance is superb.

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  • Ben
  • Wilton Manors, FL
  • 11-16-17

Too short to be good

Felt like a Lot was either missing or forgotten. Second half was too strange to care for. Literary references are always Awkward from med students. That is all.

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Dated

This is for lovers of 1960s crime thriller novels, James Bond type stories. Or for serious Michael Crichton scholars. I enjoyed it. Light, kind of silly. Couldn't be written and sold today. Narrator was slow and droll, but did an excellent job with the Jamaican accents.

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  • DBW
  • Atlanta, GA USA
  • 04-06-16

Okay

The story was OK. I expected more action but it was heavy on characters sitting and talking.I realize it was written more than 40 years ago in readers' tastes in the thriller genre have changed.still, it was interesting to try Crichton's early work.