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 behind by the person who built the vault, they are intrigued by the prospects of treasure. When men threaten Zach and an archaeologist called in to investigate the vault goes missing, they decide to solve the mystery before anyone else gets hurt.
This is the seventh Withrow Key adventure short story. Set on a bypassed key in the Florida Keys, life moves a little slower and a little weirder.
Each story in the Withrow Key adventure short story series features scuba diving, adventure, boats, the ocean and mystery along with beautiful locations and scenery.
This story was inspired by Diveheart and the work the organization does to help people with disabilities learn to scuba dive, including wounded warriors. Learn more about Diveheart at the end of the story.