In the deep-sea canyons and trenches of the Earth lie thousands of alien spacecraft and millions of their inhabitants who have to leave soon or risk being stranded forever, or being destroyed. Due to their physiology they have been unable to directly contact humans, but they are adroit at mental contact and remote viewing, when it suits them.

They need the help of two humans to assure their safe escape, an experienced Navy scientist and a beguiling graduate student. The U.S. government is well aware of this deep sea civilization, and is desirous of the weapons the visitors possess, which puts the two unsuspecting scientists in the middle of a conflict between powerful military forces and powerful intergalactic forces. Things could get messy.

Even worse, jealous friends turn on the unlikely duo and put their lives at risk.

Middle Waters combines two separate Native American beliefs and legends with current events. It is a complex techno-thriller with science fact and science fiction mixed in with military action and government intrigue. Also revealed are romantic possibilities that far exceed the capabilities of the mundane, everyday world.

Early American Indian beliefs create an ending for this story that no one could anticipate. It is an ending that causes the protagonist to realize everything he has held dear is wrong, in one way or another. At the same time he discovers a reality that is the greatest blessing that man can receive.

"Odd disappearances and deaths, UFOs, and incredible deep-sea technology threaten to submerge naval scientist Jason Parker in alien intrigue...
A buoyant undersea-alien yarn...” 
--- Kirkus Reviews


“This SF thriller starts out well and displays some nice touches of humor…Clarke, a veteran Navy diving scientist, is especially effective in translating his expertise into fiction in the gripping opening chapter, as an unusual incident claims the lives of two divers…The mystery of the divers’ deaths, and a slew of other oddities…engage scientist Jason Parker”. --- Publishers Weekly



From a Goodreads reviewer.

Middle Waters springs from the fertile mind of a government scientist who knows the deep sea like few others. I think we'll be seeing Jason Parker and Laura Smith again!

Meet Author John Clarke 

"The book was like a track sprint. Bang and you are off the block and running. The book had a great distribution of drama, suspense, scientific facts, humor, spirituality and passion. I believe it is a book that touches on age old questions and tempts answers. You will be very entertained."


Middle Waters