This is an updated version as of 2/17/19. Please give me your reactions. Is it interesting. Does it leave you confused. Do you want to read the book? Thanks in advance for all replies. *** Richard Ford listens in horror as he receives Southern Belle’s final transmission: a garbled rush of screams, static, then cold, dead silence. Those are his friends out there. That’s not all; without the survey data locked in the doomed ship’s lab, Gulfo Oil is going under, taking Rich’s career and thousands of his employee’s jobs with it. More complications arise when Glasco’s disaster management consultant turns out to be Anita Morgan, Rich’s first (and only) love whom he hasn’t seen for the last twenty years. Rich isn’t the quitting type, though. Together with Anita and Vincent Trevoy, his longtime friend and right-hand man, Rich organizes a salvage mission and finds Southern Belle off the Texas coast. The sunken ship is lying beside a mysterious, uncharted chasm. Stranger still are the scores of ten-foot-long, winged sea snails that emerge from the chasm at night to feed on the sunken ship’s steel hull. Vince uses a deep-sea diving suit to access Southern Belle’s lab and retrieve the data, but before he can surface, an unseen predator attacks him. He survives, but the data case falls into the chasm. Vince goes after it and and discovers an immense cavern full of giant, spider-like crabs, more winged snails, and a colossal leviathan that shrieks out of the darkness with gaping jaws. While Vince is escaping, Rich and Anita discover the giant snails have migrated from the seafloor to feed on the hull of their ship. The giant crabs have found them, too, attacking crewmembers and dragging them overboard to be devoured. Now Rich’s ship is sinking, his crew is dying, and he must find a way to save Vince, Anita, and the other survivors from the denizens of the Brazos Formation. THE BRAZOS FORMATION is a horror novel which runs 80,000 words.