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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453641475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453641477
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,418,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Suspend Your Disbelief and go for a fun cruise with Danny and Marsha. A fun adventure and not anymore unbelievable than James Bond.  --- Amazon reviewer Patricia Kenworthy

From the Author

Enjoying cruises and travel is a big part of our lives as my wife and I have taken more than ten cruises in the past year all over the world as I entertain folks on ships with tales of pirates, the Bermuda Triangle, the story of the people and tragedy of the Titanic as well as other stories in maritime history.

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.

More About the Author

The newest books by Ken Rossignol include two volumes of Pirate Trials. Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds & Last Words and Pirate Trials: Hung by the Neck Until Dead reveal the details of the actual trials of pirates in England, Scotland, Canada and the United States; Klan: Killing America and Bank of Crooks & Criminals and all of them deal with true crime.
As a maritime history speaker, Rossignol enjoys meeting audiences around the world and discussing the original news stories of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and other maritime history topics.
Rossignol has appeared on ships in the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean discussing the stories of the heroes of the Titanic, the explorations of the new world voyagers, the Bermuda Triangle and the history of piracy.
Rossignol appears at the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri for book signings and to talk with visitors about the RMS Titanic.
He has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC 20/20; ABC World News Tonight and in a 2012 production of Discovery Channel Investigation Motives & Murders Series, A Body in the Bay.
News coverage of Rossignol's landmark civil rights case, represented by Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz re: United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Rossignol v Voorhaar, 2003, included articles in most major news outlets, as well as a column by syndicated columnist James J. Kilpatrick.
The story of the St. Mary's Today newspaper is now available in ebook and paperback: The Story of THE RAG! The book includes nearly 200 editorial cartoons that appeared over the years.
A strong highway safety advocate, Rossignol also publishes the DWIHitParade.com which focuses on impaired driving and the monthly publication, The Chesapeake.
News coverage of Rossignol's DWIHitParade won an Emmy in 2012 for WJLA reporter Jay Korff and coverage of the St. Mary's Today newspaper by WUSA reporter Bruce Leshan was awarded an Emmy in 2000.

Customer Reviews

It was poorly written and and even more poorly edited.
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I'm willing to give any book a chance, but I couldn't get past the first few pages.
Carol James
This book was a fast moving read with unexpected and intriguing action.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Frank on September 6, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
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!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JoJo431 on August 15, 2011
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I was disappointed in this book.I appreciated the fast pace of the book and while I agree there was plenty of action, there was no resolution. We never found out who or what was behind the terrorist attacks...was it one group or was it a series of unbelievable coincidences? I did not find much to like about the main characters. Both top-notch US government security employees, they struck me as cartoonish in that they would snap the neck of a terrorist while sipping a tropical drink. This book was obviously lead-in to a series, but I will not read the next book in the series. I would be afraid that I would invest time in reading the sequel only to be left hanging with no conclusions or explanations...again. I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 30, 2011
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This book is a fast paced action packed adventure on the Caribbean Seas, BUT it is all over the place plot wise. What should have been a nice relaxing 7 day cruise to the Caribbean for Danny and Marsha Jones turned into on-the-job training when pirates/terrorists decide that their ship, Sea Empress, is next. But the author never explains why Sea Empress was the target of so many attacks. The author provides great action sequences and keeps the suspense rolling, but does not do a very good job of explaining the timeline. The author develops backstory's for some of the "terrorists" when he is introducing them, but doesn't develop backstory's for most of the main characters. I was very confused by some of the character interactions on and off the cruise line because author does not make his timeline very clear. Multiple cruises take place using the same cruise ship, same port of calls, and same characters over six months time, but it just seems like one very long cruise to me. Because of the confusing timeline, i would recommend this book be read all at once. I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it. I know I said alot of negative things, but I did enjoy the book and plan on reading the sequel. Maybe by then the author will have his timeline issues worked out :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DBW86 on December 13, 2011
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Great first effort at fiction! The author has selected a refreshingly new location/environment in which his story takes place. His characters are solid, down to earth people centered around a husband and wife with very interesting backgrounds in law enforcement and the Secret Service. The interaction between them and the other characters is interesting. They remind me a little of the old Nick and Nora mysteries of the 30's and 40's but more down to earth and deadly professionals. The pace is fast and the threats unceasing from beginning to end. The action occurs on and around a US cruise ship out of Florida down in the islands. Just when you think the threats have finished another one appears that is even more dangerous until an ending that will surprise you! If you like fiction, the sea, mysteries and terrorists then this book will be a very enjoyable read for you and it all takes place in our current period of time.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vicki Baldwin - Author on November 20, 2011
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I was a little disappointed in this book. It seemed that the author had included several short stories (cruises) in one book. They all followed the same theme with pirates attacking each cruise. The setup also seemed to be similar in each. The first cruise kept my interest but the others seemed to be very repetitive. I kept reading hoping to find each cruise would add to the story in the first cruise and become more exhilarating but that never happened.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gus Philpott on October 23, 2011
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From a guy who has never been on a cruise, now I'm ready! Rossignol gave me a good intro what to expect. He didn't need to serve up each course of a meal to get my mouth watering for the whole cruise experience. The story moves along swiftly and skims smoothly from incident to incident. Looking forward to the next book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pete M on August 14, 2013
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Excellent Read! Very entertaining! I rally enjoyed the characters and the storyline. The author really did a good job developing the characters and kept the plot going.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By exclerk on July 15, 2013
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Well, you want my opinion about "The Privateer Clause" by Kenneth 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.
This cruise ship, The Sea Empress, took The Seven Seas Company the better part of a year to upgrade, update and "comfortize" before the wife of the President of the United States (POTUS) smacks it with the old champagne bottle so to speak, figuratively sending it sliding into the beautiful and calm, Atlantic Ocean. 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.
Mr Rossignol impressed this reader mightily with his knowledge of building contracts & politics as well as cruiseship-board ...ummm... let's call it ACTION! I found myself pretty comfortable if I was ever to get in a conversation on the subject of cruise ship construction, security from bad guys at sea, ship-board gambling, illegal drug traffic, and the day-to-day demands of the crew and passengers of a "city on the sea".
Why, I pretty much felt myself a member of this ship's family. That should tell you how well the characters (good AND bad) are drawn and how very well the novel was researched. And if the reader is interested in "romance and passion" he/she will be well satisfied by the "personable" Luis the Lover. By the way, can you say US Congressman? But of course the real stars in this story are the famous, and I think lovable, Marsha and Danny Jones. In my view these two are super-experts. See what you think (and feel). Did I tell you that Marsha is a former Secret Service Agent assigned to the wife of the President of the United States (POTUS)?
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