The Real Adventures of Luke Dodge, a Young Man Whose
Nine Lives All Belong to the Sea
By Christopher Fisher Goldblatt
in the balance on Luke spearing a massive tuna using only a perfect paralyzing
After the death
of his father, a young Luke Dodge turns to the sea. Luke hires onto the tuna
fleet of San Diego, California. There, under the tough hand of Captain Tom,
Luke learns what it means to face fear and challenges on the open ocean. Captain
Tom’s vessel, the 85-foot Giant serves as a proving ground where Luke meets
his life-long friends, Dion and Josh. The friends compete fiercely when spearfishing,
fishing, lobster diving and surfing along the California and Baja coastline.
Luke’s love of the sea is destroyed when the boat he is on is obliterated
by a massive petroleum barge in the dead of night.
On a swashbuckling adventure to Haiti, Luke meets the love of his life, Dr.
Nici. But it is only when Luke learns that his beloved mother needs a heart
operation, that he must face his fear of the sea and compete in the world
championship spearfishing meet with a grand prize of $200,000.
hangs in the balance on Luke spearing a massive tuna using only a perfect
paralyzing Stone Shot.
Explosive Crossroads is Goldblatt’s third novel. Goldblatt
doesn’t just research and report a fictional story of our beloved sport
– he is an experienced and knowledgeable diver.
His diving credentials: a world traveler seeking exciting dives like the rest
of us, veteran commercial/charter boat captain, and for those who require a
college degree he has that as well – B.S. in Fisheries and Business from Humboldt
State University (yes, a CA native). He currently lives in Panama.