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Beyond Hope is now available for pre-order!
Beyond the Grate review excerpts
Into the Darkness Beyond review excerpts

Check out this fun chat I had with Steve Grobschmidt, author of the Gamma Trita series!

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Recipient of the 2023 Global Book Awards Silver Medal in Suspense Thrillers and 2023 American Fiction Awards Finalist in General Thrillers!!

Excerpts from Beyond the Grate Reviews

I often felt the panic and intensity of the situation and had to stop reading to get my bearings and remind myself that it was only a book. – Anthony M. Harrington, author of Lamb of God

Beyond the Grate by Rob Neto is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. – Joel Silverstein, author of several mixed gas diving manuals and producer Shark Night, Pirahna 3D, and Lake Mead

It doesn’t matter if you are a diver, fascinated by it like me, or just like a good “coming of age” story of sorts with a mystery wrapped around it, you’ll enjoy this one. – Steve Grobschmidt – author of the Gramma Trita Trilogy

The story thread is skillfully woven, creating a web of suspense and intrigue. What captivated me even more was the fact that the actual incident that inspired the story remains unresolved. This intriguing void allowed the author’s creativity to express itself freely, giving birth to a series of captivating events that unfold in a fluid manner.Laurent Miroult, World-renowned cave diving photographer.

The dead body floating on the other side is more than enough to dissuade his progress, and his awkward fight to the surface with his oxygen tanks nearly depleted is claustrophobic and anxiety ridden. It is scenes like this where Rob Neto really shines. An expert diver himself, Neto really knows how to take his readers to the murky yet wondrous depths. – Darin Miller, author of The Dwayne Morrow Mystery Series

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Excerpts from Into the Darkness Beyond reviews

The cave diving scenes had me stopping, closing my eyes and controlling my breathing right alongside with the characters. Wonderfully done! I tried to savor it but, dam it, the book just demanded I turn to the next page.

This is the kind of book – the kind of series – that makes a fan out of a reader. In the first book, I felt his descriptions of diving were the best part… but this book gave me more. It’s better dialog, better character development, & better storytelling.

Couldn’t put it down. Rob’s previous book, Beyond the Grate, was really good, but a bit improbable in parts. This book, Into the Darkness, really nails Florida cave diving and gets all the details right. You feel like you are actually there. I am already looking forward to the next book.

For enthusiasts, the precise and detailed unfolding of events is a real delight. But overall, the suspense is intense and sustained. There’s barely time to catch one’s breath between each adventure.

While I realize that the stories are fictional, the basis for many of them and the technical nature of the diving are page turners!
There’s something fun about rooting for the underdog and Joey plays the part well. I love Lindsey as the better diver, but seeing her pulled in again and the resulting passionate person emerge is a reminder that she’s as much a main character as Joey. This is particularly aided with the authors use of her perspective throughout the book—so cool!!!

One of few books I’ve read had to read that “spoiler” skip ahead, go back and finish. I couldn’t handle the suspence, irritation! I can’t believe a cave diving story could do that..keep writing dude.
I’m honored to read this book
It was so damn good I had to read ahead, which I never do!

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Beyond Hope is now available for pre-order! Launch day is August 20, 2024. Paperback pre-orders should arrive in your mailboxes by the 20th. Kindle pre-orders will be available for download on the 20th.

Into the Darkness Beyond is now available for purchase! Visit the List of Works page or Into the Darkness Beyond to order your copy now!

Beyond the Grate is available for immediate purchase! Visit the List of Works page or Beyond the Grate to order your copy now!

Sidemount Duiken De bijna meest omvattende handleiding, the Dutch translation of Sidemount Diving The Almost Comprehensive Guide, is now available for purchase in paperback and Kindle versions! We’ve worked hard over the past year to make this possible. Click the link just above to purchase a signed copy!

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Vendor/Book Signing at the Artists’ Festival, Madison Street Park, Marianna, FL – July 13, 2024 2pm – 8pm CST

Book Signing at Barnes & Nobles, 2415 Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL – TBA 2024

Speaking Engagement at Washington County Public Library for the Friends of the Library, 1444 W. Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL – September 5, 2024 12pm CST

Vendor/Book Signing at Sunland Fall Festival, 3700 Williams Dr, Marianna, FL – October 26, 2023 9am – 2pm CST

Vendor/Book Signing at Chipley Fall Block Party, Washington County Historical Square, Chipley, FL – October 31, 2024 6pm – 9pm CST

Caverns Cultural Celebration at Florida Caverns State Park, 3345 Caverns Rd, Marianna, FL – December 7, 2024 9am – 3pm CST

Beyond Hope release – Summer 2024

Beneath the Jungle of Cozumel: Connecting the Crowns – Fall 2024

Beyond the End of the Line release – late 2024

Beneath the Jungle of Cozumel: The Hidden Passage – 2025

White Lines release – 2025

Beneath the Jungle of Cozumel: Shooting Stars – 2025

Beyond the Shadows release – 2025

Beyond Reason release – 2026

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