Book Review: Overdue by Fred Lockwood


Overdue is the second book in the Jack Collier series. Having set the scene in the first in the series, Total Loss (read our review here), Overdue sees our marine salvage heroes get themselves into another scrape on the high seas. This time their adventures start in the clear blue seas off Indonesia.

The author spent a great deal of time and effort in the first book developing the characters and baseline story of their Marine Salvage and Investigation Company. This means that in this second book of the series, the story moved much quicker and it is a slicker read because of this. This time, our adventurous divers decide to take a well-earned break and head off to help out a friend mapping new dive sites off Sulawesi, but they soon find themselves embroiled in another marine mystery that plunges them into a new and dangerous salvage operation.

During a routine dive they come across the wreck of a light aircraft and discover two, sealed, plastic tubs. Soon after informing the authorities, a dangerous game of cat and mouse has begun.

Once again, the diving adventures in this book are well researched and the technicalities of the diving involved are described in detail. The book takes you from the Celebes Sea to the Caribbean, Jakarta to Manchester, as Jack and his friends try to dodge their dastardly pursuers, ensure their unusual salvage gets into the right hands, and to make a bit of money along the way.

Watch out for our review of the third book in the Jack Collier series soon….

  • Title: Overdue
  • Author: Fred Lockwood
  • ISBN: 9781784653088
  • Pegasus Publishers

For more information about Fred Lockwood visit his website by clicking here.

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