Paul Kemprecos Releases for the First Time "Cool Blue Tomb" in eBook Format

Paul Kemprecos co-authored "The Numa Files" with Clive Cussler, is releasing for the first time in digital format "Cool Blue Tomb" available since March 20th.

Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2012 --( Cool Blue tomb

Life’s a Beach—Until Murder Rolls in With the Tide

By Bestselling Author Paul Keprecos

Digital Release on Sale March 20, 2012

Booklist said: "Kemprecos....writes sharp, readable prose and certainly knows how to paint a portrait of the Boston/Cape Cod environs."

A 50-million-dollar salvage operation. An expert diver dead at the bottom of the sea. An elegant mermaid in a black Porsche—and an open invitation to dip into the troubled waters of her marriage. Cape Cod’s Aristotle “Soc” Socarides, part-time fisherman, part-time private eye, is swimming with the sharks. Only problem is, he’s the bait…and blood is beginning to boil to the surface.

Soc didn’t think he could get in much deeper, but he’d better think again. A family debt of honor comes due—a debt only he can settle—plunging him into the middle of a lethal search for buried treasure. Now Soc’s about to discover how deadly the Cape’s currents can be. Snarled in a net of smuggling, treachery, and revenge, he’s finding out that no matter how far down you go, nothing’s harder to salvage than the truth.

Paul’s fiction career owes its start to the bad navigation of an 18th century pirate. For it was in 1717 that a ship, the Whydah went aground, reportedly carrying a treasure. In the 1980s, three salvage groups went head-to-head, competing to find the wreck. The controversy over the salvage got hot at times and he thought there might be a book in their story.

Paul says "I developed my own detective, an ex-cop, diver, fisherman, and PI named Aristotle 'Soc' Socarides. He was more philosophical than hard-boiled. Making his first appearance in 'Cool Blue Tomb,' the book won the Shamus award for Best Paperback novel. After many years in the newspaper business, I turned to writing fiction and churned out five more books in the series."

Clive Cussler blurbed: “There can be no better mystery writer in America than Paul Kemprecos.”

Despite the accolades, the Soc series lingered in mid-list hell. By the time Paul finished his last book, he was thinking about another career that might make him more money, like working in a 7-11.

Several months after the release of “Bluefin Blues,” Clive called Paul and said a spin-off from the Dirk Pitt series was in the works. It would be called the NUMA Files and he wondered if Paul would be interested in tackling the job.

Paul's wife closed the deal when she said: “What else have you got to do?”

The answer was “nothing,” and Paul took on the writing of “Serpent” which brought into being Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Assignments Team. Austin had some carry-over from Soc, and another team member, Paul Trout, had been born on Cape Cod. The book made The New York Times bestseller list, as did every one of seven NUMA Files that followed, including “Polar Shift,” which bumped “The DaVinci Code” for first place.

Paul continued to write and is working on the e-book release of my Soc series. Christi and Paul live on Cape Cod where she has her own financial services business. They live in a circa 1865 farmhouse with two cats. They have three children and seven granddaughters.

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