Sliding Beneath the Surface
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Sliding Beneath the Surface

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Just as Jeff Golden is about to start classes at St. Augustine High, he finds himself up to his eyeballs in paranormal experiences that are rooted in one of Florida's most important historical events. Scared out of his wits, he relies on his friend, Carla Rodriguez, and Lobo, an old Native American shaman, for help. Despite this guidance, things get even worse, making Jeff realize he is in danger of losing his sanity and even his life. Finally, forces he doesn't fully understand push him to leap headlong into the unknown in order to save himself. In doing so, though, Jeff risks something even more valuable to him than his own existence.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 132 x 204 x 22mm | 322.05g
  • Old St. Augustine Publications
  • Altamonte Springs, FL, United States
  • English
  • 5
  • 0983368414
  • 9780983368410

Review quote

Ancient weapons that still kill, dead cats that walk, dreams of dying, and out of body experiences; they are all here in Doug Dillon's Sliding Beneath the Surface shrouded in a cold fog of mystery. But there is more - much more. This is a frightening story about Jeff Golden, a self-pitying and rebellious teen-age boy who is being attacked by ghosts and deadly entities. What is happening? He reluctantly accepts help from Carla, a friend, and Lobo, a Native American Shaman with mystical powers. Together they work to uncover the truth and to keep Jeff from an imminent deadly threat. The fast-paced action quickly pushes the reader into the happenings - and the danger. As Jeff, and ultimately Carla, move between the present and a deadly event from the past where they both could be killed, Jeff finally comes of age. The setting - St Augustine Florida, the oldest city in the United States - is an inspired location for this heart thumping mystery. The old Spanish fort, the curling mists that exude from Matanzas bay, the old cemetery with the pyramids that burn, the historic buildings and the unwitting tourists that walk in and out of the tale, all provide just the right background for this marvelous story. I thoroughly enjoyed Sliding Beneath the Surface and predict the book will be a big seller. Charles R. "Chuck" Dowling Author: To Keep Our Honor Clean The Mad Dogsshow more

About Doug Dillon

Doug Dillon has been writing for adults and young people since 1984. An award winning educator, he spent many years as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and coordinator of programs for high-risk students. Prentice Hall, Harcourt, Mitchell Lane Publishers, Boys' Life magazine, Learning Magazine and The Orlando Sentinel have all published his work. OTHER BOOKS BY DOUG DILLON: Nonfiction books for elementary through high school age students: A Brief Political and Geographic History of Asia; We Visit Venezuela;and Class Trip to St. Augustine. All of these books are offered by Mitchell Lane Publishers. A nonfiction book on the paranormal for adults: Co-authored with Doug's wife Barbara, An Explosion of Being: An American Family's Journey into the Psychic is published through Old St. Augustine Publications.show more

Table of contents

Prologue PART ONE The Awakening 1. BAD DOGS 2. Lobo 3. Weapons and Poltergeists 4. Rules 5. 28 6. Cat Got Your Tongue? 7. Worlds-within-Worlds-within-Worlds 8. Conjuring 9. Fog 10. Pine Sap PART TWO Overwhelmed 11. Flying 12. Pyramids 13. A Cloud of Vultures 14. Brightness and People 15. Lyle 16. Spitting Coffee PART THREE Forced to Understand 17. The Chase 18. Fighting the Problem 19. The Officer 20. Solidity 21. Doppelgangers 22. Little Switches 23. A Blood Connection 24. Pipelines 25. Muskets and Rifles 26. Begging for Help PART FOUR Plunging into the Unknown 27. Spiritual Insanity 28. Fear 29. Dead Kid Walking 30. Icy Coquina 31. A Big, Cold Drop of Water 32. Contact 33. Face-to-Face 34. A Slick Coating of Red 35. 2011? 36. Elizabeth 37. Crow Eyes 38. The Invitation Author's Notes Acknowledgementsshow more
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