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The Privateer Clause (2010)

by Ken Rossignol(Favorite Author)
4.04 of 5 Votes: 2
ISBN
1453641475 (ISBN13: 9781453641477)
languge
English
genre
publisher
Createspace
series
Marsha & Danny Jones
review 1: I received this book as part of a first-reads giveaway. I found The Privateer Clause to be a highly entertaining roller-coaster ride of a novel filled with a great deal of action. This action takes place on a cruise ship and in several Caribbean ports of call. The beginning of the novel introduces the reader to the Sea Empress, a luxury cruise ship being enlarged and refurbished, the Seven Seas Company that owns her, and a whole host of interesting characters. We are also introduced to Black and Perkins security company which has been hired to protect the Sea Empress and her sister ships. Danny Jones, a retired homicide detective, and his wife Marsha, a retired secret service agent are aboard the Sea Empress for her first voyage after being renovated. They are expect... moreing a relaxing vacation but what they get is something else entirely. They are soon recruited by Black and Perkins to help protect the Sea Empress and her passengers from many pressing threats. One of the emloyees of the Sea Empress has ties to a Puerto Rican terrorist group and so begins the first of many dangerous incidents Danny and the security team must deal with. Soon the threats to the safety of the ship and her passengers are happening one after another. One criticism I have for this book is that it is packed with so many separate terrorist threats, murder, piracy, and other incidents that they all seem to go by in a blur and blend together as one reads the book. Perhaps they would be more memorable if more time were spent describing some of them, including how they relate to eachother and who is behind them. Also it is not very realistic that so much would happen to one cruise line. If the reader is willing to overlook that part however, the novel is definitely an enjoyable, entertaining read. Actually, the over-the-top-ness of it lends it an almost fun, humorous tone. Most of the regular passengers, for example, are described as loving the drama of all the explosions, murders, and mayhem. They all snap pictures with their cell phones, gossip, and eagerly line up to book additional cruises. The ships even add shows and entertainment featuring pirates and murder mysteries to cash in on the appeal of it. All this gives the novel a light-hearted feel to it despite all the violence involved. Just right for a novel about cruising the high seas.
review 2: I really enjoyed this book. It definitely kept my wanting more. There were ups and downs that made you feel like you were on a roller coaster. I loved the detail that was given in the book, it made it easy to follow and understand each character.This was a book that it was hard to put down. The days that I read it I noticed I was doing only reading and nothing else. This was a well written and I loved the characters of this book. I look forward to more books from KEN. Great BOOk... less
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Serena7moon
Great action, great characters! Hard to put down and you just hate that it has to end.
Jay
Hard to put down. Great action and suspense. Fun to read.
gagan
Learned things about cruises and staff
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