Below is the current version of my query letter. Any suggestions are appreciated. _________________________________________________________________________ What if an oil survey ship found ancient caverns beneath the Gulf of Mexico? And what if the caverns weren't empty, but contained terrifying creatures? That is the concept of The Brazos Formation, an 115,000-word science fiction thriller set on the Gulf Coast of Texas and in the Gulf of Mexico. The book is action-packed and similar in theme to The Ice Limit by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. In the story, we meet protagonist Rich Plithers, who has dedicated his life to Glasco Oil. The company is failing and its last hope is the Brazos Formation: an enormous oil deposit recently discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. Everything is jeopardized when the survey ship disappears under mysterious circumstances and is presumed lost at sea. Rich and his team must find the lost ship and survey data to save the company, but when they discover the shipwreck, the mission turns from recovery to survival. I am a physical therapist and received my doctorate from The University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in Saint Augustine, Florida. I have written dialogue for Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, a computer role-playing game, and authored an unpublished young adult novel. The Brazos Formation is my first full-length novel. I’d be happy to send you a synopsis and sample chapters upon request.