About The Book
An ex-sergeant and a decorated combat veteran of America’s Polar Bear Expedition to Russia, nineteen-year-old Thomas Dooley fought through a brutal winter against Red Russians only to find himself stranded in post-World War I Shanghai. With just over fifty dollars in his pocket, second-hand clothing on his back, and a beat-up Thompson submachine gun in a battered suitcase, he isn’t sure how he will make it back to the US.
To earn his passage home, Dooley finds work on an ex-Russian submarine. He leaves Shanghai under the leadership of Major Dimitri Utkin on a mission that he knows little about. Also on board are others who seek escape—from the dissatisfied captain of a U.S. Navy destroyer, whose chief petty officer is on the hunt for a chest of pirated British gold sovereigns, to a young and destitute Russian countess, Zeta Tolstoy.
Dooley’s expectations are complicated when he realizes that Utkin’s cadre consists of men traumatized by the war and the Bolshevik Revolution—men who plan to impose their will on America. Before he knows it, Dooley’s one-week commitment turns into a life-or-death struggle in the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
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.
- Publisher: Indigo River Publishing (May 30, 2023)
- Length: 402 pages
- ISBN13: 9781954676367