• Divers is the true story of Jon May, a dive medic, whose journey started with the Piper Alpha disaster, and took him from the North Sea to the Kuwait War, to Bombay, the South China Sea and Vietnam. It is a story shot through with the drama, gallows humour and suspense of one of the world’s most dangerous professions, carried out by an individual breed of men in some of Earth’s toughest corners. Jon was called upon to help rescue a skipper trapped below deck on a sinking ship, treat a latterday victim of mustard gas and encountered boat people who could have been mistaken for pirates. He learned never to expect any gratitude from a Bombay beggar and, in this book, tells of encounters with angry sea snakes as well as a phantom oilrig. It may sound like the stuff of fiction, but for knife-edged excitement, nothing beats the truth. Paperback, 208 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-78-9 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, September 2015
  • Salvage, the long-awaited follow up to Jon May's first book, Divers, tells of his time with the truly extraordinary South China Sea Ocean Salvage And Towing Company,from dealing with the devastating consequences of a typhoon in the South China Sea, searching for missing explosives and going to the rescue of a shipwrecked crew, to hunting for lost pirate treasure, treating wounds from a shark attack and almost being lost at sea himself. Salvage has the dry, dark humour of professionals facing tough, life-changing decisions in the face of disaster and has a delicate balance of harsh reality and poignant reflection, giving further insight into the truly remarkable and adventurous lives of these men at sea. Paperback, 156 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-908299-72-7 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, July 2015
  • DUE OUT 15th JUNE 2018 – Available now to pre-order The debut thriller novel from Jon May, author of acclaimed true life deep sea stories, Divers and Salvage When geological survey vessel Storm Petrel comes across the long-lost wreck of British fishing trawler, the Star Altair, where no one would have ever expected it to be, alarm bells resound across the globe. Thriller author Paul Scott knows the name of the stricken vessel only too well – his father was lead investigator in its disappearance almost forty years ago, a case that led to his supposed suicide. As evidence of more and more foul play surfaces, Paul is drawn back to a shadowy past of Cold War tension, spies, assassination, Government cover-ups and secrets that threaten not only his life, but the safety of everyone he is daring to approach. Has he got the bottle to see it through to the end, or will the truth remain buried deep in the murky depths of the ocean? Paperback, 300 pages, RRP £9.99 ISBN 978-1-912218-24-0 Published by Sixth Element Publishing, June 2018