The Deep End of the Ocean is a novel by Jacquelyn Mitchtard dealing with themes of family and multiculturalism. Beth Cappadora's son Ben is kidnapped and she experiences a mental breakdown. Years later, a boy comes to the door asking to mow her lawn and, gradually, Beth discovers that the boy Ben, who ended up in a Greek home nearby after his kidnapper was committed to a mental asylum. The book recounts Ben's conflicts with his mother and brother and his struggle to reintegrate with his birth family.
Deep Fathom is the story of Jack Kirkland, a submarine captain who aborts a mission due to tectonic irregularities only to find that the Earth is seized in a terrifying apocalypse. Kirkland and his crew aboard the title ship, Deep Fathom, become the last hope of human civilization as the world's governments crumble and society falls apart. The submarine must journey deep into the ocean to unlock the secrets of ancient civilizations and unimaginable horrors.