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The Black Bullet (Sean O'Brien Book 4) by [Lowe, Tom]
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Tom Lowe's first published novel was A FALSE DAWN. It was followed by THE 24TH LETTER and THE BUTTERFLY FOREST. The next book published in the Sean O'Brien series is THE BLACK BULLET. A stand-alone novel, GRAVITY, will be published March 2013. All of the novels in the Sean O'Brien mystery/thriller series are available in ebook from Amazon's Kindle, or paperback editions from Amazon or bookstores. Tom is an award-winning documentary writer/director whose films air nationwide on PBS. As he writes his books, Tom draws from his travels around the world and his background as a print and broadcast journalist. Tom is a sailor and SCUBA diver. He lives in Florida.

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  • File Size: 2476 KB
  • Print Length: 373 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479143707
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kingsbridge; First edition (December 18, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AQMWVEA
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Downloaded the new Tom Lowe book and could not stop reading it until the end. WOW! Not the first time a Tom Lowe's Sean O'Brien book has kept this lady from sleep.

Sean O'Brien is an ex-Miami homicide detective and widower. He is now living near the St. Johns River in Florida with sweet female miniature dachshund named Max. Sean has mostly finished the renovations on his old house and he has his boat fixed up and is ready to start his charter fishing business.

Sean keeps his boat at a nearby marina; Nick the Greek also has his fishing boat near Sean's. Nick and Sean are out in the Atlantic with Sean's summer college-student hire, Jason. Nick is helping Sean learn the finer points of deep sea fishing when the anchor gets caught on something underwater.

Sean and Nick dive down to free the anchor. It is caught on a German WWII U-Boat and they see skeletons inside the boat and possible dangerous cargo. Sean is off on another adventure; he will drag you into his world and when you reach the end of the book, you wish there was more of it.

As in his other Sean O'Brien books, Tom Lowe describes the flora and fauna and smells of each area in Florida he visits. His characters seem so real and so well described that I would recognize them if I saw them in my area.

If you haven't read a book in the Sean O'Brien series, this is a good time to start. Let the phone callers leave messages, record your favorite TV shows, and be prepared to spend some time with Sean and his friends and foes.
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Had this book been published in longhand equivalent to its contents, it would have been classified as "illegible". A rambling plot full of a multitude of characters most of whom add little to the story except confusion. To further hinder the reader there are multiple errors in context. Apparently, little editing was done once the draft was completed. Those characters who are fleshed out are mostly stereotypes. The last straw for me occurred when the hero was shot at by a baddie in a Lear Jet who hit its propeller!
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It was nice to to see Tom Lowe move away from the damsel-in-distress theme that has been Sean O'Brien's mainstay. This novel starts with a reasonable premise, three guys out fishing and their anchor gets hung up. They've gotten their anchor tangled up in the wreckage of a WWII German U-boat. From there things drift into the strongly improbable - good-guy O'Brien lying to the Coast Guard - and then the plot goes to the ridiculous. The reader is asked to believe that the CIA doesn't "have time to immediately neutralize the area and remove the material". Really? The CIA has better things to do than to retrieve canisters of U-235 - highly enriched, weapons grade, uranium? Whatever. At any rate Sean O'Brien, his dufus Greek sidekick Nick and a teenager are handed the task of retrieving the uranium and dealing with the Hezbollah bad guys. Just another day in the life of a retired Miami homicide dick.

I haven't finished the book yet, but there had to be a way to have developed the plot in a more believable manner. If there wasn't then perhaps Mr. Lowe should come up with more credible plots. I've mildly enjoyed this series. I've read four of them but this may be the last.
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Mr. Lowe missed the mark with this one. His other Sean O'Brien books involved plots that were interesting, believe-able real-time scenarios, mostly. This one is way out there in fantasy land. Not even good enough to comfortably pass a cold winter's evening. Just a waste of time. Sorry, Mr. Lowe, tough love here.
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Started out very good but quickly deteriorated. You find canisters of uranium at the bottom of the ocean from WWII, the reporters find out blab it on TV the hero denies it and the Dept of Homeland Security doesn't land on our hero's neck??? Then because of this stupidity the bad guys get it and I'm still supposed to believe in our hero? When I really gave up was page 60 on my Kindle when they brought the psychic in. Oh excuse me "the remote viewer" . I became so disgusted I had to write the review straight from my Kindle. There was so much wrong with this book I 'm sorry I downloaded for free!
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Again this is another entertaining book from Lowe, but completely implausible. A uboat containing u235 is left in the hands of a civilian to deal with? An ex military sniper and ex cia man don't call authorities? Too many tall tales that are so far from reality to make this book one that I would recommend. Lowe has a vivid imagination, I only wish he would keep it in perspective and keep his stories even remotely believable.
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I've read Tom Lowe's other books and enjoyed them, this one I just cannot bring myself to read another page. The story is ridiculous and so far fetched. Everything about it just was annoying and not believable.
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By Lee on December 26, 2012
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I have read all of Tom Lowe's books and have thoroughly enjoyed every one. The Black Bullet continues the winning streak. Once again Sean O'Brien finds himself innocently drawn into a potentially deadly situation just by dropping anchor into the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of St. Augustine on a fishing trip. The anchor is stuck on something and when he and his buddy dive down to see what it is, they discover a sunken U- boat from WW II with a deadly cargo. At this point all hell breaks loose and I couldn't put the book down. There's always something in Tom Lowe's books that keeps me thinking long after I have finished reading. I guess it's because the stories Tom Lowe tells ring true and that can be a little scarry.
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