Blood Cold

by James Lindholm

The legacy of a failed regime rises from the deep.

Indomitable marine biologist Chris Black is looking forward to six quiet months of scientific research off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. But when on a routine dive Chris discovers the wreck of a fishing vessel that disappeared during a storm decades earlier, he inadvertently clashes with the ghost of South Africa’s Apartheid. Thousands of gold Krugerrand provide powerful motivation for treachery everywhere, and Chris is forced to take a careful look at those he trusts most. Racing against time, he must find out who is providing critical information to the criminals … before too much innocent blood is shed.

Dr. James Lindholm is an author who dives deep for his inspiration. His novels stem from a foundation of direct, personal experience with the undersea world. He has lived underwater for multiple 10-day missions to the world’s only undersea laboratory and has even found himself alone on the seafloor staring into the eyes of a hungry female great white shark. Along with his ocean adventures, Lindholm has drafted text for an executive order for the White House and has briefed members of the House and Senate on issues of marine science and policy. He works as the Chair of the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology (IfAME) at California State University, Monterey Bay. James Lindholm’s diverse writing portfolio includes textbooks, peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, and action/adventure novels.

Hardcover ISBN: 9781931540353

Trade Paperback ISBN: 9780744300956

Large Print ISBN: 9780744300284

EBook ISBN: 9780744300963

Audiobook ISBN: 9780744301502

“Opening this book is like diving with sharks. Big sharks. At night. In a hurricane. What next?” Stephen Palumbi, Scientist and Author “The Death and Life of Monterey Bay”

“If you love marine exploration, the hunt for buried treasure, scuba diving and the ocean you will love this book. The main character, Dr. Chris Black, visits South Africa to do some marine research with a friend from grad school. The adventure begins with Chris encountering the country’s past of Apartheid up close and personal and then while least expecting it, the discovery of a wreck with an incredible treasure. This is a page-turner you won’t put down til the end.” Kerry O’Donnell, NetGalley Reviewer