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Anticipating a week of sun and sailing aboard a luxury yacht, the Chesters and the Hunters find themselves at the mercy of the captain, who has hidden millions of dollars in stolen diamonds on the ship. Reprint.
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Bill Chester and Howard Hunter were friends in their youth. To renew their friendship, the two men and their wives charter a beautiful yacht to cruise the Carribbean islands for relief from winter's cold. Howard, more than a bit of a braggart, annoys their hired captain, Steve, by promoting his knowledge of sailing. But when Steve greets the four with a gun as they return from a shore visit, taking them hostage, their winter vacation swiftly develops into terror on the seas. Kennedy is a masterful writer, as exhibited in Rules of Encounter (St. Martin's, 1992), but Dark Tide is not the novel it might be; the smuggling subplot is not convincingly integrated into the main story, thus making the terror less convincing. Additionally, Kennedy's characters are not thoroughly developed. Most public libraries can pass on this, but purchase if Kennedy has a strong following.?Alice DiNizo, Raritan P.L., N.J.
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Intent on enjoying a pleasure-filled vacation, two former college buddies and their wives set sail on a Caribbean jaunt. With Steve, the young skipper equipped to guide the rented yacht, and Cindy, a voluptuous courier embroiled in a multimillion dollar deal that has fallen apart in a bloody shoot-out, Kennedy sets the scene for a taut and satisfying thriller. The story, incorporating insightful character studies and a morality tale within the confines of a seamless plot, moves swiftly and surely. Avarice takes control of these sailing mates, and, at the same time, thugs do their best to locate the sloop and the missing loot. A vortex of greed spins out of control on the open seas, with mayhem, murder, and atonement to follow. Alice Joyce
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Book Description St Martins Pr, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312957769