With his own boat, the motor yacht Sea Fox, former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the petty restrictions of everyday life, close to the sea he loved. Now, however, his dream is threatened by financial difficulties.
So when a profitable, if legally dubious, proposition is put to him by an old naval comrade in arms, Vivian is willing to listen. But what starts out as a harmless adventure soon turns into something altogether more sinister. And Vivian finds himself trapped in a treacherous web of violence and crime....
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Mystery not in Reeman's wheelhouse
A more believable plot, better character development, some sense of flow in the story, and so forth. This is as bad as seeing John Wayne try to be a modern detective. Nothing about the performance fit. Reeman tells wonderful sea stories with off-beat characters (and ships) to evoke the desperation of battle against incredible odds. This was a cheap spy story that hardly kept me interested and felt wrong throughout.
He does a serviceable job. One of my problems is his tendency to 'low talk' too much. I listen while commuting and in noisier stretches it was totally inaudible at any volume.
I listened to the end in hope but....
- James Mcinnis