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Cave Diver by Jake Avila – Review

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Cave Diver by Jake Avila

Genre: Action, Thriller
Rating: 3’5/5
Publisher: Zaffre Books

About The Book

Acclaimed explorer Rob Nash has lost his way. Grieving the loss of his wife, and blaming himself for her death, he sees no reason to carry on. But when his ‘Uncle’ Frank Douglas offers him the chance to lead a cave diving expedition in the jungles of Papua, Nash can see some light at the end of the tunnel.
But the expedition might not be what it seems. With a decades old Japanese submarine buried deep in a cavern, and a team hell-bent on unleashing the treasures it hides, Nash finds himself on a ship heading for danger. With a lethal band of criminals on board, who will stop at nothing to get the gold, Nash is fighting for his life. Whilst battling his own demons, can he forgive himself for the wrongs of his past – and survive the perils of the deep?

My Thoughts

I think all my life I’ve been fascinated by the sea and all the secrets that are hidden in the depth of the ocean… also the beautiful creatures and dangerous perils that you’ll never expect. That’s what attracted me of this story, a non-stop thriller about the sea and the humanity’s greed.
Our main character, Rob Nash, is hunted by the events from a year ago, losing her wife and their unborn child… now he is only part of who he was, with no energy or happiness. He takes the dubious job to dive in a Papua cave to make his friend ‘Uncle’ Frank Douglas happy. The mission will not be as they expect and they will be risking their lives since the first moment, the people that contracted them have a very dangerous mission in their minds… who will win?
This is an action packed story, full of adrenaline and dangerous situations, it will not be difficult to fell transported to the story and almost see the bullets around you!
Since the first page you can feel that the story will be dangerous and that not all the characters will survive, but that’s what happens when you mix with dangerous people, because Suna, the evilness of this story is quite dangerous and with only one thing in her mind; win against her father.
I would have loved to know a little bit more of Suna and her past, we only know her need for money and to escape from her father, but we don’t really know how dangerous is him… Maybe in another adventure we’ll see more? Fingers crossed! If you are looking for an exciting adventure that will be impossible to put down, this is your read, believe me! 😉
Are you ready for the “Cave Diver”?

About The Author

Winner, 2020 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for ‘Cave Diver’.
Winner, 2019 Clive Cussler “Grandmaster” award for ‘Cave Diver’ (Adventure Writers Competition).
Jake Avila has a background in freelance journalism writing on politics, popular culture and extreme sport. He was an English teacher for ten years before taking up writing fiction.

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