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.Marine Drive, which circumnavigated the island, was a twolane paved road, furrowed and buckled, spotted with potholes that wereringed withtar from repairs that hadna#39;t taken. In the south, the road climbed, dipped, ... The truck swerved back to the left lane, and I maneuvered onto the tarmac, and abruptly it was beside me again, forcing me once more onto the shoulder. In panicI speeded up, and the truckanbsp;...

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


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