The Red Fathom Author:Robert Edmond Alter IT TAKES GUTS TO CHALLENGE DEATH -- Vern Rigby, professional diver, beach bum and ladies' man, was the best in the business until the day he helplessly watched while a tiger shark chewed his best friend to shreds. From the Red Sea to Singapore, the word went out: Rigby had lost his nerve. He'd joined the losers. — NOW THERE WAS A SECOND C... more »HANCE -- a diving job on an old schooner chartered by a pampered, pretty young couple and run by a crew of misfits -- all of them hung up on a quarter of a million dollars worth of sunken treasure. End-of-the-rainbow stuff? Sure it was.