The continuing adventures of Luke Dodge, a young man
whose nine lives all belong to the sea.
By Christopher Fisher Goldblatt
Extreme Spearfishing – Radioactive Explosive Kidnappings & Escapes
– Conquering Giant Marlin & Women (an)
in Panamá with his fiancée Dr. Nici, Luke finds that the country
is a spearfishing and fishing paradise. In virgin Pacific and Caribbean waters,
he finds huge tuna, amberjack, roosterfish, pargo and grouper (the list makes
you hungry for your next dive doesn’t it?)
robalo just outside the gates to the Panamá Canal, he discovers a massive,
unexploded, radioactive dirty bomb. Luke makes a few wrong moves and becomes
the prime suspect in a plot to blow up the Canal. Run away
With Homeland Security hot on his tail, Luke finds protection among his Kuna
and Emberá Indian friends, hiding out deep in the coastal rain forest.
FARC rebels kidnap Luke and march him to one of their hidden base camps. Luke
has a steamy war-time romance with Gabriella, the tough, sensual leader of the
FARC platoon holding Luke captive. In an epic overnight battle from atop a makeshift
raft, Luke & Gabriella grapple with a giant black marlin they call Viejo.
It is up to Luke to win his freedom by tracking down the terrorists and thwarting
their plan to blow up the Canal and destroy Panamá City - where Nici
waits for his safe return.
Crossroads is Goldblatt’s third novel. Goldblatt doesn’t just research
and report a fictional story of our beloved sport – he is an experienced
and knowledgeable diver.
diving credentials: a world traveler seeking exciting dives like the rest of
us, veteran commercial/charter boat captain, and for those who require a college
degree he has that as well - B.S. in Fisheries and Business from Humboldt State
University (yes, a CA native). He currently lives in Panama.