A Calculated Risk
Prepare for edge-of-your-seat suspense in this Thriller Short.
In this Thriller Short, bestselling author Sean Chercover displays his knowledge of the sea, diving and illegal trafficking. Two men with shady backgrounds come together on a fishing boat in the middle of the Caribbean. One of them is Tom Bailey, a mysterious people smuggler, The other – operating under the alias Diego – is willing to pay Bailey generously to carry out a job that Diego will not discuss. Thankfully for Diego, Bailey wants to retire from his illegal ways and go straight, and this job will nudge him closer to his goal. But things don’t go as planned for either man. Risks must be taken. Sometimes they pay off. Other times...not so much.
Originally published in THRILLER 2 (2009), edited by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler.