Cross Currents

Cross Currents

By John Shors

New American Library, Paperback, 9780451234605, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2011

Thailand's pristine Ko Phi Phi island attracts tourists from around the world. There, struggling to make ends meet, small-resort owners Lek and Sarai are happy to give an American named Patch room and board in exchange for his help. But when Patch's brother, Ryan, arrives, accompanied by his girlfriend, Brooke, Lek learns that Patch is running from the law, and his presence puts Lek's family at risk. Meanwhile, Brooke begins to doubt her love for Ryan while her feelings for Patch blossom.

In a landscape where nature's bounty seems endless, these two families are swept up in an approaching cataclysm that will require all their strength of heart and soul to survive...

About the Author
John Shors has spent years in Asia teaching, trekking across the continent, and climbing the Himalayas. "Beneath a Marble Sky" is his first novel. Author website:

Praise For Cross Currents

"Gripping, moving, and ravishingly written, Shors' latest is a stunning story of family, connection, and the astonishing power of nature."—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

"A maelstrom of riveting action. I loved this book."
--Karl Marlantes, New York Times bestselling author of Matterhorn

"A supremely readable tale."
--Joan Silber, bestselling author of The Size of the World