Diving

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,063 ratings

Diving into the Wreck Publisher's Summary

Boss loves to dive historical ships, derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Sometimes she salvages for money, but mostly she's an active historian. She wants to know about the past - to experience it firsthand. Once she's dived the ship, she'll either leave it for others to find or file a claim so that she can bring tourists to dive it as well. It's a good life for a tough loner, with more interest in artifacts than people.

Then one day, Boss finds the claim of a lifetime: an enormous spacecraft, incredibly old, and apparently Earth-made. It's impossible for something so old, built in the days before Faster Than Light travel, to have journeyed this far from Earth. It shouldn't be here. It can't be here. And yet, it is. Boss's curiosity is up, and she's determined to investigate. She hires a group of divers to explore the wreck with her, the best team she can assemble. But some secrets are best kept hidden, and the past won't give up its treasures without exacting a price in blood. What Boss finds could rewrite history, cost lives, and start an intergalactic war.

©2009 Kristine Kathryn Rusch (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Diving into the Wreck

    • Diving Series, Book 1
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 315

    Boss loves to dive historical ships, derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Sometimes she salvages for money, but mostly she's an active historian. She wants to know about the past--to experience it firsthand. Once she's dived the ship, she'll either leave it for others to find or file a claim so that she can bring tourists to dive it as well. It's a good life for a tough loner, with more interest in artifacts than people.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Scubadiving... in space.

    • By Pascal Scheffers on 12-11-09

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • City of Ruins

    • Diving Series, Book 2
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Boss, a loner, loved to dive derelict spacecraft adrift in the blackness of space...But one day, she found a ship that would change everything - an ancient Dignity Vessel - and aboard the ship, the mysterious and dangerous Stealth Tech. Now, years after discovering that first ship, Boss has put together a large company that finds Dignity Vessels and finds "loose" stealth technology. Following a hunch, Boss and her team come to investigate the city of Vaycehn, where 14 archeologists have died exploring the endless caves below the city.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing....

    • By David on 12-22-11

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Boneyards

    • Diving Series, Book 3
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 160

    Rusch's popular character Boss returns in a whole new adventure, one that takes her far outside her comfort zone, to a sector of space she's never seen before. Searching for ancient technology to help her friends find answers to the mystery of their own past, Boss ventures into a place filled with evidence of an ancient space battle, one the Dignity Vessels lost. Meanwhile, the Enterran Empire keeps accidentally killing its scientists in a quest for ancient stealth tech.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • At last a good book!

    • By Dennis on 06-24-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Skirmishes

    • Diving Series, Book 4
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    The answers Captain Jonathan "Coop" Cooper and the crew of the Ivoire seek lie in the Boneyards. But an encounter from Coop's recent past shows up to haunt him, an encounter he never told Boss about, an encounter that could threaten her future, his life, and the fragile peace between the Alliance and the Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tried to listen in small portions, failed..

    • By ketil vestby on 01-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Falls

    • A Diving Universe Novel
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Flora Plumb
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Fleet sector bases close as the Fleet moves on. Everyone knows and expects it. But still, the announcement that Sector Base E-2 will close - although still 30 years in the future - breeds a mood of tension and anxiety. So when Rajivk Agwu finds two pairs of shoes on a trail near Fiskett Falls but no sign of their occupants, his already heightened senses warn of danger. Those on the base fare no better.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the adventure I was expecting

    • By Ron A. Parsons on 12-24-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • The Runabout

    • Diving Series, Book 6
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    A graveyard of spaceships, abandoned by the mysterious Fleet thousands of years earlier. Boss calls it "the Boneyard". She needs the ships inside to expand her work for Lost Souls Corporation. Yash Zarlengo thinks the Boneyard will help her discover if the Fleet still exists. Boss and Yash, while exploring the Boneyard, discover a small ship with a powerful and dangerous problem: the ship's active anacapa drive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling ride

    • By Mark on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 7

    • Searching for the Fleet

    • Diving Series, Book 7
    • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Leaving Boss behind to continue diving the Boneyard, Ivoire Engineer Yash Zarlengo returns to the Lost Souls Corporation’s headquarters to analyze the data from the runabout they discovered there. Convinced the experience in the Boneyard proves the Fleet still exists, Yash buries herself in her work, interested in little else. Ivoire Captain Jonathan “Coop” Cooper notices Yash’s growing obsession with finding the Fleet and joins her in her search. For the first time in six years, the crew of the Ivoire feels real hope. Coop and Yash know all too well the dangers hope can pose. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exploration continues

    • By Ron A. Parsons on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $24.95