Published: November 2018
The darkest dark is beneath the surface.
The wreck of a sixteenth-century galleon is found in the Western Australian desert, and the Russian couple who find it disappear.
A London lawyer is being terrorised by a series of near-fatal accidents, each worse than the last.
In Paris, a detective sets out on a dangerous, worldwide hunt for an international crime boss, determined to exact revenge on behalf of his sister.
And they have one thing in common: the Decagon.
Recently discovered in the waters off Namibia, a priceless Persian artefact comes to light. Known as the Decagon, it's a wonder of Islamic geometry. And connected with this, somehow, are the chaotic events befalling Jonathon Marriner, a London barrister, Commandant Laurent Ruart, of the Pr fecture de police in Paris, and a young Japanese woman, Ishiko Mizushima, a member of a global mafia syndicate. Dark Oceans is an adventure-filled page-turner propelled by the dangers of sexual attraction, the 'geometry' of chance, and the broad reach of crime in a globalised world.
Playing out like a cross between I Am Pilgrim and The Da Vinci Code, and with settings including London, Namibia, Western Australia, R union and Vanuatu, this gripping read will take you on a journey you'll never forget.
'Dark Oceans is stylish and poised and told with great verve in a discontinuous narrative of many voices. It doesn't keep to one genre, and varies between being fast-paced and reflective, which I find a relief because it's something that's usually lacking in thrillers. It made me put everything aside for a few days to find out what happened.'