Please critique. I am most interested in knowing whether there are any confusing parts or if parts of the plot, as presented, don't make sense. Thanks for the help. *** Southern Belle’s last transmission is nothing but screams, static, then silence. Richard Ford received that transmission, watched the doomed ship’s deck cams blink out, one by one, but he has no idea what happened. Nobody does. What he does know is that without the geological survey data locked in Southern Belle’s lab, Gulfco Oil is going under, taking his career and thousands of his employees’ jobs with it. As installation manager of Gulfco’s largest branch, it falls on Rich to find Southern Belle, retrieve the data, and save the company. Rich cobbles together a salvage mission consisting of his remaining survey ship, a floating deep-sea oil rig, and its aging sea tug. He finds the lost ship lying off the Texas coast in two thousand feet of water covered in strange markings nobody can identify. Beside the wreck is a mysterious, uncharted chasm. That night, the ocean comes alive with ghostly lights, and sightings of hunched, insectile shapes terrify Rich’s crew. The mission turns from recovery to survival when Rich’s divemaster is attacked while trying to access Southern Belle’s lab. He falls into the chasm, drawing the attention of its inhabitants. They emerge, find Rich’s ships, and begin to feed. Within hours, the oil rig is sinking, his crew is dying, and Rich must find a way to save them from the denizens of the Brazos formation. THE BRAZOS FORMATION is a science fiction novel which runs 80,000 words. It won first place for unpublished science fiction in the 2016 Florida Writer's Association Royal Palm Literary Awards.