The Sufferance of Shark Gods

By Steve Mohan, Jr.

MAGIC SAILS INTO HARMS WAY

Matthew Panagopoulos is a loner, a Greek-American, a long-suffering fan of the Cleveland Browns, and a lieutenant in the United States Navy.  He’s also one other thing.

A wizard.

The wizard thing isn’t his choice—he wants nothing to do with magic or the occult, but what he wants doesn’t matter.  He was born with a gift—and there’s a strict no-return policy.

Matt’s the operations officer on a warship racing toward the Sea of Japan to avert an international crisis.  It’s a new ship with an old name. An unlucky name.

Indianapolis.

In the closing days of WWII, another Indianapolis was sent to the bottom of the sea by a Japanese torpedo.  The survivors of the submarine attack floated in the sea for days.  During that hellish stretch of time, nearly six hundred men died of exposure, dehydration, and something else.

Shark attacks.

The new Indianapolis has the same bad luck.  She, too, is destined to sink—unless a young wizard can overcome a wisecracking demon, a jealous Greek god, the worst storm to ever hit the North Pacific, and the echoes of a terrible childhood trauma to win

THE SUFFERANCE OF SHARK GODS

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