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Scientist Ben Anderson has gone missing. As his adopted daughter Haley and Sam unravel clues they are astonished by Ben's discoveries and are caught in a deadly and relentless race. For Ben's scientific breakthroughs have stirred the greed of men who will do anything to possess his secrets.
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Ben has discovered breathtaking life forms at the bottom of the sea, organisms he calls Arcs. Their extreme energy efficiency defies imagination, comparable to a race of humans that could survive one year on a slice of pizza. Ben believes that some Arcs live, and continue to reproduce, for millions of years. The implications of Arc biology are mind-blowing. Their undersea byproducts could solve the energy crisis as we know it today for the next 2,000 years. They could also spur a cataclysm, causing mass extinctions and sending humans the way of the dinosaurs.

Most shocking of all for readers of The Black Silent, Arcs are real, and these incredible ideas are the tentative but factual conclusions of knowledgeable scientists in numerous articles printed in respected scientific journals.

As fact collides with fiction, Sam and Haley’s frantic search for Ben leads them to grapple with these discoveries and those who would own them. Arc-based technology could end life on earth as we know it or make it unthinkably better.

The result? A human dream…or nightmare….and everything in between.

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I would like to thank the following scientists for providing journal articles and personal explanations of the real science that informed and inspired the fiction:

  • Dr. Michael Kinsella, Ph.D.
    Beneroya Research Institute, Seattle, Washington;
  • Professor Jerry Dickens, Ph.D.,
    Professor of Oceanography, Rice University, Texas;
  • William Pendergrass, Ph.D.,
    University of Washington Medical School, Department of Pathology;
  • R. John Parkes,
    Distinguished Research Professor School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, University of Cardiff. UK;
  • Professor Gregory Retallack, Ph.D.,
    University of Oregon, Department of Geology;
  • Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington,
    and Bob Schwartzberg who gave me a much appreciated personal guided tour.

    – David Dun


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