Meridian 144

Meridian 144

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She is 50 feet underwater, scuba diving on an old sunken warship in the harbor of a Pacific island, which is about as far away as she can get from her unhappy divorce, a string of unfulfilling affairs and her persistent lack of conviction about her life. Kit Manning wonders if Tano Island will be for her a point of departure to somewhere better. Then everything turns a bright yellow, a€œthe water like wrinkled amber foil.a€ Her new beau, an air force captain from the islanda€™s base, swims down to her, frantic. a€œFireballa€ he writes on a slate. The shock wave that follows is terrifying; it tips the sunken vessel over. When Kit surfaces alone, she returns to a devastated harbor and perhaps a decimated world. When she emerges from the sea, it is as if for the first time. Everything has changed. No one else can define her life anymore. . . or save it.Inthe darkI made out ashape too symmetrical to be naturala€”a car seat. I dragged it intothe stand of ironwood.Behind it, I couldlie hidden from the open beach. I heaped dry ironwood needles fora bed and lay down with Cimarron againstmyanbsp;...

Title:Meridian 144
Author:Meg Files
Publisher:Permuted Press - 2014-02-20


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