- File Size: 623 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Publication Date: December 28, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004HILPLO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,580 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Single Deadly Truth (A Steve Decatur Thriller) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
All stories don't appeal to all readers and this one didn't appeal to me.
Steve Decatur is a graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and local college professor who is serving as Assistant Harbormaster at Harbor Point, Massachusetts during the summer. He lives in an old sailboat docked in the harbor and has a local girlfriend, Susan, who is a New York lawyer. He had missed a call from Chris Blanchard, a young lobsterman who works out of the area and is the nephew of his good friend, Marty Daponte, a former Boston Bruin's player of great repute.
Returning from a tour of the harbor to check on a reported large shark in the area Steve is called by Dan Fawcette, the harbormaster, to tell him that Chris is missing. Steve returns and finds the police with questions about Chris, who has a reputation for drug abuse and trouble. From here, the story begins to unfold with introduction of a number of characters of importance to the story. Emil Ducharme, the 60 year old French captain of the 175 foot treasury recovery ship, Oceanus. He is of dubious scruples and has a rogue crew with at least two members of a seemingly similar bent. Adalino Alviera, owner of the dock in New Bedford that Chris rented. Khoumaris, an arms dealer with a 70 foot power boat capable of doing 70 knots. Barstow, an old school FBI agent, and his partners. James Stafford, an old, mentally unstable, retired naval captain and his daughter Jane. Steve's old emeritus professor of Naval History, FP, and close friends Jim and Billy.
The plot evolves with several murders, finding an unreported lost ship, discovery, and use of, equipment from much earlier days in naval history, and daring action by the protagonist. The author is knowledgeable of his subject and, although containing some moderate stretches of credibility, has provided a moderately enjoyable read. Reviewed by John H. Manhold, award-winning fiction/non-fiction author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just never got into this one. Too much nautical jargon. Thin plot and just not very interesting. I only finished it because I started itPublished 13 months ago by Gaillallen
I really enjoyed this nautical adventure novel and I think it would make a great fast action movie. I'd sure pay to see it. Some good characterizations. Good job Mr urban.Published 14 months ago by Barbara A Clark
Love books about the water and mysteries that take place there. Good characters and plot. You will love this one.Published 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
I was invited to read this book. I enjoyed the story, the development of the plot and the tense scenes. I hope to read more of Steve Decatur.Published 17 months ago by Sheryl Jackson
I am not sure why this book caught my eye, as I seem to be more into ocean horror and megalodon type reading, but I could not put it down. Read morePublished 19 months ago by KFC
vert suspenseful. the story kept me wanting to not put the book down. I liked it very much. the story line was very good.Published 23 months ago by Rosewood
The book was given as a holiday gift to a friend that is a Steve Decatur fan. He reported the book was a fun read.Published on February 22, 2014 by Boudreaux
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It starts off with suspense and the suspense continues to build throughout the novel and makes for a very good book to read.Published on February 1, 2014 by Gerald Plante
A good read.......not great.....was "sort-of-predictable"
Nice description of characters and locations.
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