“Compelling and visionary. DiMercurio’s characters run as deep as his submarines themselves!”
--Joe Buff, author of Crush Depth and Thunder in the Deep

"DiMercurio really knows his subs...his characters step right off the sub deck and onto his pages."
--Larry Bond

"A Master Rivaling Tom Clancy."
--Publishers Weekly

--San Francisco Examiner

--Associated Press

"Superb storytelling."
--Virginia-Pilot/Ledger Star

Goodbye Navy Blue

[IMAGE] End of tour award, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1988. I was torn - I'd enjoyed the Navy but I wasn't one of its stars. I had done best at teaching and training, but was terrible at navigation - a weird sort of brain mis-wiring causing me to mix up east and west and when under stress, I can't navigate at all. Fine in a classroom, but in a channel, at sea, in the rain, I'm literally lost. It all added to the decision to "punch out" and try my hand at an engineering and construction company. The trouble was, I missed the sea. Two years later, in 1990, I was writing around the clock and in every spare minute, the story I'd imagined that first day on Hammerhead, which I named The Titanium Coffin, but which was renamed Voyage of the Devilfish by publisher Don Fine.

Michael DiMercurio
Princeton, New Jersey



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