|Full title||Cradle [permalink]|
|Authors||Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee|
|Categories||Novel and science fiction|
|Original publication year||1988|
|ISBN||0-7088-4318-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
This novel primarily follows three people: Carol Dawson, a journalist for the Miami Herald; Nick Williams, a diver, adventurer, and boat owner; and his partner, Troy Williams. Carol, interested in a curious incident of a beached whale and a rumour about a submerged Navy missile, decides to enlist the help of Nick and Troy.
Unfortunately, this novel isn't so much science fiction as thriller and drama, which was a little disappointing. It would make a good movie I think, but as a novel the story isn't driven forward as it should, there is too much characterization (without meaning), and the ending fell absolutely flat for me. You can safely skip this one.