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                                  Off the coast of Cape Cod, a Japanese
                                  bluefin tuna buyer is found dead on
                                  another man's boat, a harpoon shot
                                  through his chest. The dead man's
                                  grandfather, a Japanese fishing tycoon,
                                  seeks out part-time private investigator
                                  Aristotle "Soc" Socarides to find those
                                  responsible for his grandson's death.

New York: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 0-312-16787-3
Published November, 1997



                                              When whale trainer Eddy Byron is found 
                                              belly-up in an aquarium tank at Oceanus
                                              Aquatic Park, it doesn't take much
                                              imagination to locate his killer: the puncture
                                              marks on Eddy's wet suit are a perfect match
                                              to Rocky, an eight-ton hunk of killer whale
                                              who's the park's star attraction. But for the
                                              owners of Oceanus, who are in the middle of
                                              delicate negotiations for the park's sale, it
becomes imperative that rocky be exonerated. Toward that end they hire cop-turned-Cape Cod private eye Soc Socarides.
    Within hours of going undercover, Soc finds himself facing off with a bunch of ecoterrorists, flirting with a lovely dolphin trainer, and trading jabs with a mean-tempered cop who's collared him for murder. He knows he's in way over his head, but that's nothing compared to what awaits...when a two-legged predator moves in for the kill, desperate to make Soc food for the sharks.

New York: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0-385-42379-9
Published July 1992

When a workman is killed at a replica of a Pilgrim village, Native American activist Joe Quint becomes the prime suspect, and fisherman-diver-detective Aristotle "Soc" Socarides investigates.
New York: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 0-312-1485-6
Published June, 1996

A 50-million dollar salvage operation. An expert diver dead at the bottom of the sea. An elegant mermaid in a black Porsche - and an open invitation to dip into the troubled waters of her marriage. Cape Cod's Aristotle "Soc" Socarides, part-time fisherman, part-time private eye, is swimming with the sharks. Only problem is, he's the bait...and blood is beginning to boil to the surface.

New York: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0-553-28881-4

Published April 1, 1991

 
                                            The shiny new charter fishing boat financed with family
                                           money was supposed to launch a bright new career for
                                           Cape Cod fisherman, diver, and private investigator
                                           Aristotle “Soc” Socarides. But when the slip of a
                                           beer-oiled tongue brings the ire of a Russian KGB mogul
                                           down on his head, Soc finds himself drowning in a sea
                                           of troubles. As he looks for a foothold on the sandy
                                           shores of Nantucket Island, Soc discovers more than he
                                           ever bargained for: a deranged homicide suspect who thinks he’s Captain Ahab and Soc is his first mate Starbuck; a high-seas case of murder and cannibalism that still stirs up emotions; a Cold War secret; a missing whaling artifact with a bloody history; and cutting-edge underwater technology with deadly potential. As he gropes his way through the Nantucket fog that shrouds the lonely moors and beaches, Soc will soon discover that “the little, grey lady of the sea,” has a dark side the tourists never view, and that a single misstep can be fatal.

New York: Suspense Publishing
ISBN: 0-615-918220
Published November, 2013

Soc Series

                                       A simple missing-persons case: Find Frederick

                                       Walther's beautiful young daughter, who disappeared

                                       after a love affair turned sour. Simple, that is, until

                                       Leslie Walther's lover turns up dead in a fishy

                                       place-the seal pool at the Woods Hole aquarium.

                                       Part-time fisherman-part-time private eye "Soc"

                                       Socarides finds the highly loathsome Tom Drake had

                                       a number of acquaintances, business rivals,

                                       ex-lovers, and an ex-wife-all with reason to want him dead.

New York: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0-553-29353-2
Published September 1991


                                           For diver, fisherman and sometimes
                                           private-eye Aristotle "Soc" Socrates, not even
                                           pushy tourists can spoil summer at Cape
                                           Cod's Quanset Beach. But everything
                                           changes when a swimmer is attacked and
                                           killed by an unknown aquatic predator, his
                                           body disfigured in a way no one has ever
                                           seen before. When more similarly mutilated
                                           bodies wash ashore sending the town into a state of panic, Socrates races to solve the mystery.

New York: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0-385-42486-8
Published September 1993