OK, this is, for me, a departure. It's intended as an out and out love story, with the usual intrigue and action bits mixed in. I just did it to see if I could do it, really. It's a lot slower in the middle than the other Ingrams stuff, so be warned.
It was supposed to be 10k words, but, as usual, it all started to get away from me and I thought it needed the extra words to do it justice. And not at all because I'm a wordy bastard who doesn't know when to stop. No sirree!
It was also supposed to be called Life after Death, but my editor, NonetheWiser, suggested "Beneath the Surface" and it just fit a lot more. Thanks J. Your work, as ever, makes this a far better read than I can do on my own.
Note, I did crib a little part of the approach used from Neal Stephenson's awesome "Zodiac" book. What do they say? Good artists copy while great artists steal.
Make of it what you will.