A jet plane crashes in the waters off of the island nation of Curacao catapulting international news photographer Mike Scott on a chase to figure out who brought down the plane and why. More importantly, he has to save the life of the pilot he rescued from the water after the crash and his own life in the process. Oil and Water weaves a story of international intrigue with oil cartels and mercenaries sent to disrupt their plans. This is the seventh story in the Mike Scott thriller series. Mike has traveled around the world for adventure, scuba diving and mystery. The most recent full-length novel in the series is Return to Cayman. There are a total of six Mike Scott novels and three short stories (including this one). Mike makes a crossover into the Withrow Key series in Queen Conch. See some scenes from the beautiful island of Curacao that are featured in the book...with page references. Excerpt Download the prologue and the first three chapters of Oil and water…
Douglas’ Mike Scott stories are two books in one: An exciting adventure and a travelogue of exotic places we’d all like to visit. I enjoy how he seamlessly works the geography, history, and even the best places to drink, into the story.
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Just finished it! (Oil and Water) I loved it, every bit! It’s a fast, fun exciting read! Diving with Mike Scott is always an adventure and he’s latest is full of intrigue and excitement.
This novella captured my interest from the first paragraph and held it until the final sentence. I devoured this novella in about the same time I’d take diving a reef in Grand Cayman (with nitrox), enjoying every minute.
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