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In the aftermath of a hurricane, a series of strange events plague the coastal waters off Florida. People go into the water and never return. Corpses of killer whales drift ashore, ravaged from enormous bite marks. A fishing trawler is found adrift, with a mysterious gash in its hull.

Transferred to the coastal town of Merit, police officer Leonard Riker uncovers the horrible reality of an enormous thresher shark lurking off the coast. Forty feet in length, it has taken a territorial claim to the waters near the town harbor. Armed with three-inch teeth, a scythe-like caudal fin, and unmatched aggression, the beast seeks to kill anything sharing the waters.

©2018 Michael Cole; Copyright 2018 by Severed Press (P)2019 Tantor

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loved it!

i was half expecting the usual shark book but this was fun and entertaining and fast paced. i applauded loudly when the trio got what was coming to them :)

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  • Malissa Williams
  • 26-08-2019

WHAT A BRILLIANT SURPRISE!

I want to begin with the fact that even when I love the book, I normally do NOT write a full review! However, I could not stay silent about this!! I LOVE books like this!! When I was much younger and the book “Meg” first came to the store shelves, I became addicted to this type of book. I honestly gave up on finding any other books that were like “Meg”, the “Loch” by Steve Alten, or like “Below” and “What Lurks Beneath” by Bryan Lockwood. These books, while fiction, make you think that it actually COULD BE possible for these creatures to exist! These are the best type, in my opinion, and sadly, not every author can make the reader believe it the potential “what if’s”. To my extreme surprise, Michael Cole and the “Thresher” lives up to Steve Alten, Ryan Lockwood, as well as Greg Beck with “Fathomless”, Paul E. Cooley with “The Black” series! Michael Cole was brilliant writing this book and Matt Godfrey remains one of my favorite narrators! Godfrey even pronounces the scientific terminology correctly! This book is worth the read and in listening!

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  • Jay
  • 25-07-2019

Great Book

Story was interesting intriguing narration was flawless. I recommend this to anyone who likes a good adventure.

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  • Joep1
  • 06-07-2019

EXCITING....worth the listen.

This is truly a Summer beach read....today even without additives one must wonder what lies beneath in the Abyss...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-04-2019

Amazing

This story kept me hooked at the way to the epilogue. i will listen again.

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  • aKc
  • 09-09-2019

A rare unable to finish title.

The story might have had some potential. But it's poorly executed. The characters are bland. The situations are cookie cutter. The dialogue is cheesy. And every aspect is highly predictable. The performance doesn't help much either, it's pretty sub-par. I tried to give it a chance I really did but with 4 hours to go I just couldn't do it anymore.

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  • grnlite
  • 16-06-2019

Outstanding character development.

I enjoyed this book a great deal. Character development very good. The narrator sounded like Clint Eastwood, which was great. A well done Dirty Harry clone.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-05-2019

chilling

loved it. looking for more from this author. Couldn't put it down today or yesterday

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-05-2019

Good book

I liked the book. It was not the greatest, but it kept my interest and I found myself cheereing for our heroes at the end. I gave 5 stars in each category. Not because it was fantastic, but because I want more from the writer. I see a good continuing storyline. Keep up the good work.

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  • Alicia Durham
  • 22-10-2020

Good

My only problem was that the narration kept cutting out through most of the book, but it wasnt too hard to understand what was meant to be said, just aggravating. The narrator did a good job and his voice was easy to listen to. The story was great, started a little slow due to background information for each character but a great story non the less.

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  • Dwayne and patricia Dame
  • 09-10-2020

Loved this book! Want more

Do not miss this one . Listen to it twice and still great and hope for more.

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  • Neji Hyuga
  • 17-11-2020

Bloody Brilliant!

What a story! I was a little concerned in the first minute or 2 that it would be too vanilla. Just another giant animal story, and it is... but in a great way! The characters are deep and set up well, each with a rewarding back story. It has heroes, villains and anti-heros. There is a good twist and plenty of well paced action. I even got a shiver at one moment, no spoilers, but kids, boat, drone... chills!

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  • Calum Nicolson
  • 09-09-2020

A Jawesome Read

If you love shark related stuff especially Jaws then you'll totally like Thresher. It knows that it's a silly concept but it has fun with it.

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  • Jon D.
  • 11-06-2020

Hmmmm......

Wanted to like this book, I love a creature feature but this book really does not offer anything new that has not been done better many times before. Stereotypical characters much like in a cheesy B movie, clunky dialogue and not enough shark. The story gets a little lost in the problems of the characters and where Benchley cleverly blurs the lines between who is the bigger Shark between his Great White and the greedy profiteers on the land unfortunately this is mess of “Dirty Harry” meets Jaws.

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  • Rhomboid
  • 06-10-2019

Pretty good.

It sort of grows on the reader as it progresses. Not bad at all although it has many inaccuracies about boats and marine biology.

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  • M. Knight
  • 30-06-2019

love Jaws? you'll love this!

Small seaside town, a cover-up, a corrupt mayor, great characters, action, drama - highly recommended.

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  • adaoyle
  • 20-06-2019

Good story

I love a good creature story, and this didn't disappoint. Good story and good characters. Up there with jaws and the meg for me personally

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