Book List in Order: 23 titles

  • Dwindling freshwater resources around the world are causing unrest, riots and civil war. When photojournalist Mike Scott uncovers a Russian oligarch’s plans to throw the United States in turmoil by poisoning the groundwater, he is in for the fight ...


  • Armed gunmen board a liveaboard dive boat near Turks and Caicos in this sea story/action thriller. News photographer Mike Scott is on a dive vacation and gets taken hostage when the theft doesn’t go as planned. When the identity of the head pirate ...


  • Sharks are attacking divers in the Florida Keys. Mike Scott barely survives the first incident, but it doesn’t make sense. These sharks are especially aggressive, attacking in groups and not retreating. It’s almost like someone is controlling the...


  • Mike Scott is nearly killed when a private jet crashes into the ocean near him in the waters off Curacao. The cause of the crash is mysterious, but when men try to kidnap the plane's pilot, who Mike helped save, he realizes there is something even bi...


  • Jackson Pauley and his nephew Zach, an Afghan war veteran and double-amputee, happen upon a buried vault, with ties to Black Caesar, a pirate who sailed the waters of the Florida Keys 300 years before. Seeing the vault and discovering a journal left ...


  • An adventurer comes to Withrow Key, planning to live on the bottom of the ocean for six months in a habitat, but he needs Jackson’s help to make it happen. They have their inevitable problems, but things seem to be working fine. Until a late-season...


  • Two young girls move to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and learn about the ocean and life on the coast. There are four early chapter books in this collection, written for readers six- to nine-years-old. The stories are exciting but also include in...


  • Bootleggers destroy a boat near Withrow Key, killing the passengers. When two young men from Jackson Pauley’s dive shop visit the mangrove covered island to investigate, one of them is killed and the other is put in the hospital. More than illegal ...


  • When divers find a mysterious box underwater near Withrow Key, they bring it to the surface. Almost immediately, odd things start happening around the island; people aren’t acting right and neither are the lights, the animals or the weather. Before...






  • Queen Conch is a protected species in the United States, but smugglers are catching them close to Withrow Key for restaurants in Miami. In the process, they are tearing up the coral reefs and creating an environmental disaster. It is up to Jackson Pa...


  • Walking Bob, a local hermit, is hearing noises at night and is scared enough to break his routine. He leaves his island and comes to Withrow Key to let Jackson Pauley know about a “sea monster” out on the ocean. Realizing there is something scari...


  • Drug smugglers are flying their cargo into the Florida Keys to distribute throughout the United States when their plane crashes just offshore from Withrow Key. Diving on the crash site for the local sheriff, Jackson realizes everything isn’t quite ...


  • International news photographer Mike Scott is on assignment in The Bahamas working on a story about the recovery being made by Tiger Sharks because of the island-nation’s no take laws. When he discovers several sharks that have been finned and thro...


  • The crew from the nationally-syndicated talk radio show ScubaRadio comes to sleepy Withrow Key for a lionfish rodeo, but immediately Jackson Pauley feels something isn't right. "Greg the Divemaster" Holt can barely dive. When Jackson spears a lionfis...


  • A cruise ship drops anchor on a coral reef, trapping Mike Scott underwater. A car goes berserk and runs into George Town harbor, nearly drowning the driver. Communications between Grand Cayman and the outside world are cut off. Is this a case of cybe...


  • Action, adventure and scuba diving are daily staples on Withrow Key in the beautiful Florida Keys. For a quiet, backwater island, Withrow Key attracts more than its fair share of quirky characters, scammers, drug dealers and con artists looking to ma...


  • Murder, kidnapping and the theft of an ancient Mayan statue, both 500 years ago and today, and diving in cenotes on the Mayan Riviera all come into play in this Mike Scott adventure. Speaking at his alma mater, Mike Scott learns that the death of a f...


  • The USS Beauregard is slated to become the Florida Keys’ latest diving shipwreck to attract tourists to Withrow Key. But something else is going on with the wreck and environmentalist Andrea Perez is trying to find someone who will listen to her. S...


  • Hayden Lowe may or may not have killed a man out west. No one seems to know why he's back in River Town, though his friend, Lillian Conley, is keeping a private journal full of clues. Will Captain JD Dawson lose his beloved sternwheeler, the Miss Jay...


  • When the USS Huron went down off the coast of North Carolina in 1877, she took most of her crew with her and a mystery about why they were headed to Cuba in the first place. When a present-day storm uncovers a long-hidden portion of the wreck, includ...


  • Dr. Francesca "Frankie" DeMarco, a beautiful Italian archaeologist, is searching an underwater site on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. Chasing stories of a mysterious group of Guardians, she runs into roadblocks. Someone is trying to keep her from disco...


  • Criminals in Los Angeles are using their dive equipment to smuggle illegal drugs into the City of Angels. Or are they up to something more sinister? It is up to news photographer Mike Scott to figure it out. And he has to do it before disaster strike...


  • Diving in Grand Cayman, magazine photographer Mike Scott notices a series of unusual occurrences including the death of a girl, the protest of a new development, and the systematic destruction of coral reefs. It all comes together when armed men warn...