Mystery Grips Readers in Mike L. Van Natter’s New Novel

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‘Deep Obsession’ fuses international intrigue, sophisticated technology, fast-paced action, a dash of romance and a sprinkle of the supernatural.

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He sets his book apart from others with the plethora of elements designed to appeal to a broad readership base

The Cuban Missile Crisis has always intrigued author Mike L. Van Natter. Since the Castro brothers are still alive, he gives them one last kick at the can in his novel “Deep Obsession.” Combined with Van Natter’s experiences, travels and eclectic thoughts, he developed interesting characters that would take over and form this historical adventure.

“Deep Obsession” talks about the desire to bring about America’s demise and shift the balance of power. Through a series of seemingly unrelated events, the North American Bureau of Security has uncovered a joint Chinese-Cuban plot which threatens to destroy the lives of millions of North Americans and alter the balance of power with a pathogenic terror pre-set for release and concealed deep beneath the cold, dark waters of the Great Lakes.

Van Natter offers readers an action-packed read with a theme taken from the fading recent past, injected into the reality of modern current events, and dipped ever so slightly into the near future. He sets his book apart from others with the plethora of elements designed to appeal to a broad readership base.

With the interplay of terrorism, politics and history, the book offers something for everyone who enjoys a good rousing adventure with history and a few facts within the current global politics.

Van Natter hopes that readers of “Deep Obsession” will find great entertainment within its pages on several levels, and have an eager burning desire to find out what happens in each succeeding chapter.

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About the Author
Mike L. Van Natter is a certified divemaster with well over a thousand logged dives to his credit. He served as chief diver of the Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit for several years. Among his notable underwater achievements is his assistance in the removal of Canada's first underwater habitat, Sublimnos, from the waters of Georgian Bay near Tobermory, Ontario. He also made a personal record breaking 250' wall dive off the southern coast of Cuba and has dived the U-352, a German submarine that sunk in 1942 in the shark-infested waters off North Carolina. Van Natter also dived the Cristóbal Colón, a Spanish warship sunk off the coast of Cuba during the 1898 Spanish-American War. The author has been scuba diving since the early 1970. He piloted a two-man mini-sub allegedly used to pull a 'periscope' through the water to simulate the surface movement of the Russian submarine in the 1990 movie, The Hunt for Red October.

Van Natter also holds a 7th dan black belt in karate and is currently the president of the Fort Erie Revolver Club. He and his British-born wife Gloria are avid history buffs. They made several dive excursions to Caribbean destinations over the years, including Cuba. They currently reside in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

Deep Obsession * by Mike L. Van Natter
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 636 pages; 9781493183906
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 636 pages; 9781493183890
e-book; $3.99; 9781493183883

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