Agent: Sandra Dijkstra
In a twenty-first-century undersea city, terrorists threaten old-money banker Mayla Ling, potentially plunging her and her bodyguard, war veteran David Dai, back into the nightmare of David's violent past. By the author of China Mountain Zhang.to plunge her--and David--into the nightmare of their own past.
"[McHugh is] one of the most promising new voices in the field."
"The author of China Mountain Zhang (Tor, 1992) accurately captures the claustrophobia of life in a sealed environment, where the internal stresses of daily life are mirrored by the literal pressure of living beneath tons of deadly ocean waters. This fast-paced sf adventure would be a welcome addition to most libraries."
"McHugh's brilliant first novel, China Mountain Zhang (1992), received widespread critical acclaim for its astonishingly realistic portrayal of a future China. In her latest work, McHugh's knack for realism brings to vividly imagined life an underwater city named Caribe...[McHugh's] skill in providing dimension to both her characters and their surroundings remains very strong."