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The Privateer Clause: Cruising has never been more dangerous Paperback – July 1, 2010
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"Ken Rossignol's Marsha and Danny Jones shipboard suspense series provide us insights into the inner circles of both the industry and security measures of major cruise ships as well as a rip-roaring, non-stop conflict and resolution. Rossignol keeps the reader's neck on the chopping block and fingers flipping pages." -- Robert W. Walker, author of Titanic 2012 & Bismarck 2013. Robert W Walker Books.com
"Are cruise passengers bored to tears? Not on the Sea Empress. All manner of mayhem strikes as soon as Marsha and Danny Jones hire on as security." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Well, you want my opinion about "The Privateer Clause" by Ken Rossignol? It's a dandy! One of those novels where you just want to turn off the television for an hour or so, for maybe a week or 10 days straight, and just immerge yourself into life on a cruise ship.
But it isn't calm for long, and that's the difference between the ocean cruise one might expect and the ocean cruise Mr Rossignol gives you. - Doug Gourley
From the Author
Those who enjoy murder stories might catch a viewing of Motives & Murders - A Body in the Bay, on the Discovery ID channel in which I was interviewed about the murder of Nancy Manni, which I covered for three years in my newspaper. The murder took place in 1993 and in 2012 Discovery Channel brought this story to life, describing the task police faced in tracking down the killer of this young woman.
Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed about the first half of the story. The premise was current and believable; the interaction of the main characters, Danny and Marsha Jones, was entertaining. But as I got further into the book the plot became predicable and, for me, boring. Yes, there was non-stop action and suspense and crisis after crisis - but no real in-depth plot. And, with all the Hi-Tech gear and experienced security agents on board, most of the events could have been avoided, it seems.
One of my favorite parts was reading about the Caribbean ports of call and the "Sea Days" on the Sea Empress.
If you don't want to have to think too much but like action, suspense and "Cruising" - this may be a book you will like!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
The one thing you can count on here is that an extremely inept group of mysterious assassins (we never find out who they are) who, fortunately for our heroes, have black spiders tattooed prominently on their wrists, and brown skin, are going to attempt to either take over the cruise liner for ransom and/or destroy it. In the process they use air attacks, submarine attacks, mad bomber attacks, murder, kidnapping, sniper fire, pirating, plus others. It's somewhat surprising just how many murder attempts there are and how omnipotent the protagonists are, seemingly miracously, drawing a gun and shooting or karate-chopping bad guys while being covered by a gun or knife. I think the writer never heard of the '21-foot' rule.
It seems as though the author, rather than trying to entertain us with his story, is using it as a vehicle for his conservative political views. He continuously makes anti-liberal diatribes which add nothing to the story and detract from the extremely thin plot. He even refers to the poor people of the Caribbean as "...the unwashed..." It seems as though he views anyone poor and non-white as being suspect and not trustworthy. For example, he has our hero mistrust a man who has spent his working life as a state trooper, because he is half Lebanese and a Muslim.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The adventures in this book were as exciting & frightening as in the previous book. Eventho my first book was read out of the numbered sequence, it did not take away from this... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Casino Girl
There are times when I don't want to learn anything, or read anything socially significant, or get involved in a thriller I can't put down and the laundry backs up for a week. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rookie Retiree
Not the typical type of book I usually like to read, but it kept my interest. It was a page turner & once I got into it, I couldn't seem to put it down! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leah
This isn't my first book by Rossignol, and again he has managed to entertain me. This has some good action scenes, and the author does an amazing job of depicting the people you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JessLyn
Story deals with current events, I wish dealing with the problems was that easy. Easy read, kept my interestPublished 1 month ago by Sailboat 1
This book is a fast adventure on the Caribbean Seas and is all over the place for a nice relaxing cruise to the Caribbean for Danny and Marsha when pirates decide that the ship,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janice Kyle
Ken Rossignol truly captured my attention with this suspenseful use of his super sluth couple in fighting several different criminals on different cruise ships adventures in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Donald
The Privateer Clause -- it's a rule of the seas that dates back to the late 1600s, and is now being put to use in modern times. Read morePublished 1 month ago by In the Bookcase