SYKM


Diving & Maritime
Glynn Marsh Alam
  • Luanne Fogarty: scuba diver in northern Florida swamp country near Tallahassee, Florida

Conrad Allen (Edward Marston)
  • George Porter Dillman: yacht-builder-turned-actor-turned-detective

Doug Allyn
  • Mitch Mitchell: diver in Huron Harbor, Michigan

Gerry Boyle
  • Brandon Blake: a loner who lives on an old wooden cruiser, on the waterfront of Portland, Maine

Kathy Brandt
  • Hannah Sampson: CSI diver in the British Virgin Islands

Candy Calvert
  • Darcy Cavanaugh: ER nurse who takes a job on a cruise ship

Clive Cussler
  • Dirk Pitt: marine engineer in the United States
  • The Corporation: mercenaries headquartered on the ship Oregon, a seagoing marvel of science and technology disguised as an ancient, rust-bucket cargo vessel, in the Oregon Chronicles

Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos
  • Kurt Austin: in the underwater exploration series, NUMA Files
William Doonan
  • Henry Grave: 80-something investigator for the Association of Cruising Vessel Operators

Joan Druett
  • Wiki Coffin: half New Zealand Maori and half American linguister (translator) aboard American South Seas Exploring Expedition in 1838

Clyde W. Ford
  • Charlie Noble: ex-Coast Guard officer turned marine private investigator, in the West Coast series

Maurice Gagnon
  • Deirdre O’Hara: lawyer specializing in marine insurance cases, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tony Gibbs
  • Neal Donahoe: Harbor Patrol officer, and Tory Lennox, a Coast Guard lieutenant, in Santa Barbara, California
Michael Kirk (Bill Knox)
  • Andrew Laird: international marine insurance claim investigator
  • Gillian Verdean: boat owner in Long Island, New York

Christine Kling
  • Seychelle Sullivan: owner and operator of a salvage ship near Fort Lauderdale, Florida
David Poyer
  • Lyle “Tiller” Galloway III: ex-Navy Seal in Vietnam, deep-water diver, ex-con, and drifter

Pauline Rowson
  • Andy Horton: detective inspector, and his sidekick sergeant Barney Cantelli, in Portsmouth, England, in the Marine mysteries

Marcia Simpson
  • Liza Romero: sea captain in Alaska

Peter Tonkin
  • William Heritage, his daughter Robin, and son-in-law Richard Mariner, in a modern international nautical thriller series

Randy Wayne White
  • Marion “Doc” Ford: ex-operative, marine biologist in Sanibel Island, Florida