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Black Silver

Published by Indigo River Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

“...a rollicking tale sure to delight fans of nautical adventures.” — Erik Carter, Amazon Author

“A captivating tale of adventure in the South China Sea reminiscent of Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy.” — Chris Dewey, MA, RPA (Lieutenant Commander, USN Ret.), Author of Deep Context and President of the Maritime Archaeological Society

Joseph Havok has no idea of the troubles he’ll face when he and his business partner decide to follow up on a rumor and go off in search of a lost cache of WWII silver near an island in the South China Sea. The two men travel by dive boat to Terumbu Island, unaware of the others they will soon encounter, including an American CIA station chief, an environmental-studies professor, and the captain of the professor’s research vessel. But Terumbu holds other secrets‍, something far more dangerous and much more valuable than the island’s cache of old silver.

Nicholai Anisimova, a former Russian army intelligence officer, is the leader of a group of dissatisfied comrades who threaten international order in their quest to transform Siberia into a new Russia. However, in order to purchase arms and equipment to begin their revolution and occupation of Siberia, the group will need money. To finance the recovery of resources from a sunken Japanese submarine, Anisimova secures the sponsorship of a Chinese industrialist who does not trust the Russians and decides to monitor the recovery himself.

Havok and his partner soon find themselves involved in a conflict, refereed by an unknown, seldom-seen island hermit that escalates into a bitter struggle between survivors and pirates. What begins as a simple holiday for two men on a treasure hunt ends with a far-ranging battle that spills beyond the borders of the South China Sea, embroiling world leaders and placing the population of a nation at risk.

“A thrilling and fun adventure built on excellent use of details sprinkled with comedic relief.” — Kendra Kennedy, Senior Archaeologist

“Abrahamson’s excellent use of technical details trickled throughout the storyline provides for an authentic, and fast-paced, adventure at every turn of the page.” — Siska Williams, Senior Archaeologist

About The Author

Wayne Abrahamson, originally from Elroy, Wisconsin, spent twenty-four years in the US Navy, serving aboard a number of vessels, including destroyers and the elite Special Boat Squadrons. While in the Navy, he qualified as a private pilot, parachute jumper, and divemaster (PADI). After retiring from service, he qualified as a master scuba diver (NAUI) and earned several undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology and history. Abrahamson is now an adjunct college instructor in Pensacola, Florida, and spends his free time traveling to the Caribbean and Latin America. While his first novel, Black Silver, is based on his previous experiences in the South China Sea and Southeast Asia, he now uses his travels to the Caribbean and Latin America as inspirations for future writing projects, to include action-adventure novels and works of historical fiction.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Indigo River Publishing (October 12, 2021)
  • Length: 342 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781950906543

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Raves and Reviews

“I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrillers with a military theme, especially ones that take place in an exotic locale.” — Stephen O. Sears, Author of Sunniland and The Orinoco Uranium

Black Silver delivers the fun readers should expect from an action/adventure novel. There’s treasure and seaplanes and sinister foes on a forgotten island. Sunken ships. Innocent people in danger. Oh, and an unconventionally dashing hero. Everything the genre demands for a good time. This is a book for those rainy afternoons or sunny beach days when you have the time to be carried away. Havok and Stone are a great pair, and I hope they return.” — Regina Sakalarios-Rogers, Ph.D., Instructor & Intern Coordinator, Department of English, University of West Florida

“Lover's of impeccably researched historical fiction will feel very at home in the world that Abrahamson creates. This maritime adventure lacks nothing! It is a well-developed suspenseful journey to the very last page!Miriam Hoover, History M.A., Office Administrator, University of West Florida, English Department

What a thrilling read! Not only is the book a fun time, but the author’s use of detail, bulked up with personal experience and knowledge, creates a book dripping with authenticity. The only concern: when is the author’s next book coming out. Can’t wait!” Kendra Kennedy, Senior Archaeologist

A suspenseful tale of adventure that transports readers into a world of spies, business tycoons, Russian commandos, and the tortured innocent. Abrahamson’s excellent use of technical details trickled throughout the storyline provides for an authenticity that makes the reader believe the author writes from personal life experiences while mixed in with a fantastic imagination. The main character, Havok, is a fun, yet serious and dynamic character who thwarts challenges at every turn providing for a journey of adventure, intrigue, and betrayal. Once the reader thinks the action has come full circle, the ever-evolving storyline throws you right back into another jaunt until the very end!Siska Williams, Senior Archaeologist

Black Silver is a rollicking story sizzling with adventure…a captivating tale of action and swashbuckling characters. At the same time, he keeps the plot and storyline flowing with misadventures, humor, and a side of romance…— Stephanie Henley, DVM, and a voracious reader of fiction and science-fiction novels and short stories.

“Black Silver is a well-written story and is quite entertaining. While I enjoyed the action-adventure novel, as a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, I could see Abrahamson worked hard to accurately detail the action and the characters’ use of weapons and explosives. In other words, he got his story straight. I will be looking forward to more stories written by Wayne Abrahamson.” Stephen Welch, Combat Engineer, US Army

...a great read! In Black Silver, Wayne Abrahamson creates a fast-moving storyline filled with action and a plot backed up by his excellent use of technical details. Those details include the use of a WWII submarine as background, and the character’s handling of weapons and innovative use of demolitions to carry the action.” — Keenan Finkelstein, Submarine Service, US Navy.

Black Silver is straight-up adventure. The novel is fast-paced historic fiction that takes place on tropical isles. Treasure, boats, guns, airplanes, and adventure are packed into this entertaining read. I can't wait for the second Joseph Havok Adventure!” — Mathew Kuehne, Advanced open-water SCUBA diver, BA in Anthropology, private pilot, small-business owner, and entrepreneur.

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