The Surface by Scudiere

Gage and Jules have graduated and are enrolled at Stanford University. They are settled in their dorm and have made close friends. Suddenly everything changed.

The Surface
Black Carbon – Book #2
by A. J. Scudiere
Griffyn Ink
May 2020

It has rained for days. The water is rapidly rising to a dangerous level. The water is a weird color and something is definitely below the surface , but what?

Several students are missing. Search parties located body parts with strange marking. What is killing the students? Bull sharks are in the first floor of their dorm building. Where have they come from? Things are becoming very dangerous. It is time to seek higher ground. Jules had purchased floating boats. Getting them out of the building created a problem, but they finally got them out the window and were on their way. The route is extremely difficult as they have to stay clear of the sharks in the water.

Finally reaching the housing development above the college, they need to locate an empty house and food. They are attacked by bears and one member is bitten by a rattlesnake . Bears and snakes are not suppose to be in this location. What is happening?

Will the students survive and be rescued? Read the book to find the answer. You will enjoy it.

As usual AJ has written a page-turning book. I enjoy all her books and looking forward to her next one in the Carbon Book Series.

Mary Asher, the Golden Reviewer, is a founding book blogger for and has generously provided this review. She describes herself as “an 88 year young great-grandmother and an avid reader.”

This book was provided by the publisher for review.