Cinematic and Unpredictable: Read a Sample Chapter from Cave Diver by Jake Avila

Cinematic and Unpredictable: Read a Sample Chapter from Cave Diver by Jake Avila

Carving a long white furrow, the Australian patrol boat prowled her designated section of the great river: a thirty-mile stretch below Ambunti. Despite the oppressive glare and hammer-like heat, her bare-chested, sunburned lookouts were on full alert, scanning the dense, riverine forest lining the banks through powerful Zeiss binoculars.

The war had ended six months ago, but there were still plenty of Japanese soldiers who preferred to rot in the jungle rather than face the shame of surrender. Operation Housekeeping was the reluctant Allied response. No one wanted to get killed rounding up fanatics but, as colonial overlords, the Australians had a responsibility to protect the locals from theft , murder or worse. Keeping our cannibals from being eaten, or so the joke went…

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      Publisher details

      Cave Diver
      Author
      Jake Avila
      Publisher
      Echo Publishing
      Genre
      Fiction
      Released
      03 August, 2021

      Synopsis

      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?
      Jake Avila
      About the author

      Jake Avila

      Jake Avila is a full-time writer with a BA in Writing and Information Technology. He has a background in freelance journalism writing on politics, culture, technology, and sport, and taught secondary English for ten years. In 2019, he won the Adventure Writer's Competition Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award for Cave Diver and then went on to win the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for the same book in 2020.

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