Murder, monsters, and mayhem all play a part in the new thriller Black Water: Lake of Secrets.
Public Safety Diver Ethan Grey is haunted by the violent death of his wife, changing the otherwise affable Renaissance man into a dark shell of his former self. He is reluctantly teamed with Dana Allen, recently arrived from California. Previously an officer with the LAPD, she is looking for a new life, and finds it with the Jensen County Dive Unit based in Black Falls, Wisconsin.
Assigned to interview witnesses claiming that a “monster” is in Lake Clearwater – an abandoned open-pit iron mine – the two partners begin what seems to be an otherwise nonsensical investigation.
However, after diving the lake, they discover the “monster” to be something else altogether. But what and why remains a mystery. A murdered diver and a series of increasingly violent incidents soon make it clear that this is no joke.
Whatever is happening deep in the Black Water of the formerly peaceful Wisconsin community is a mystery that will keep readers guessing.
James Erwin is a former Public Safety Diver and Emergency Medical Technician, previously serving in Wisconsin. He carries numerous diving certifications including Rescue Diver and Master Scuba Diver and has held certifications as Dive Master, Public Safety Diver, Dive Rescue Specialist and Ice Rescue Specialist. A member of The Wisconsin Regional Writer’s Association, Erwin currently resides in Texas with his wife and daughter. Black Water is his first novel. He is working on his next Black Water adventure.