The Devil to Pay [NOOK Book]

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A yacht delivery crew is accosted in the Bahamas by spooks looking for a canister hidden aboard their boat. Then a strange rescued woman and foreign operatives endanger them further. Superior seamanship gets the boat to safety in Miami, but not the crew--for now they know too much.
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The Devil to Pay

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Overview

A yacht delivery crew is accosted in the Bahamas by spooks looking for a canister hidden aboard their boat. Then a strange rescued woman and foreign operatives endanger them further. Superior seamanship gets the boat to safety in Miami, but not the crew--for now they know too much.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011076213
  • Publisher: Gene Parola
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 888,497
  • File size: 338 KB

Meet the Author

Mr. Parola is a retired Professor of cultural history at Indiana University and University of Michigan-Flint; the Ministry of Defense, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and KoƧ University in Istanbul Turkey.
As a former Naval Air Intelligence officer and a career researcher, Mr. Parola has trained himself to be a keen observer of his surroundings and has acquired a large cultural and social context into which those observations fit.
He is a free lance writer of Business (See Honolulu Star Bulletin, July 28, 2002) and Technical (Hurricane Handbook, Sail Net News, Spring, 2003) articles. His short stories have been published in Voices from the Universe and in Bamboo Ridge Press, 25th Anniversary Edition. And the Spring
2006 edition.
Mr. Parola speaks frequently to lodges, clubs and service organizations on a variety of topics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2004

    The Devil to Pay is time well spent.

    As a 25 year Navy veteran, I found Mr. Parola's ability to accurately narate the details of operating a ship at sea, and then make those details an integral part of the plot of an action-mystery, to be more than enough to capture and hold my interest from start to finish. The trials at sea endured by the characters made them much more real to me. Anyone who has ever had to repair a ship at sea, while keeping a larger mission in mind, will easily relate to this tale. And for those that have not spent a lot of time 'on the pond' Mr. Parola's story telling will keep you captivated as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2011

    Not+bad

    I+am+not+familiar+with+sailing+or+boating+so+was+confused+at+times.++

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2003

    A fast-paced mystery

    The Devil to Pay is a fast-paced mystery built around well known historic events of broad interest. The action is almost all at sea, most appealing to sailors and their ilk. Even as a land lubber, I thoroughly enjoyed the watery intrigue and spashy events, although at times I got a bit lost in the terminology of sailing. I'm still one who thinks a sole is part of a shoe, a sheet is for a bed, and that hiking has something to do with a walk in the mountains. My sailor wife, however, understood every nautical word and even figured out how the good guy bested the bad guy in a closing scene, way before the author described a classic jibe. Let's hope that Gene Parola keeps writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2002

    A rode is a rope

    This is a good read. For the non-sailor like me there is some frustration in not being able always to follow where on the boat the action is taking place but action there is and the tale hangs together very well. If you are a sailor, it should be a joy to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2002

    Couldn't Put It Down!

    This is a damn good book! My wife and I probably read a book a week and this stands out from the crowd. You don't need to be an 'old salt' to enjoy this nautical page-turner. A very good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2002

    ebb and flow of action at sea

    A charter skipper's trip back home turns into a race against time and the numerous well armed enemy. What is it about his yacht they find so interesting? Gene Parola's tale smells of the sea, fancy women and fat cat criminals. This will keep you guessing from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2002

    A seaman's delight!

    This suspenseful novel keeps you turning the pages. Mr. Parola's obvious knowledge of boats and sea come through loud and clear with picture-clear descriptions. Great reading, be it on deck, in your cabin, or even ashore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2002

    Sailors' Intrigue!

    This spy mystery novel is a sailboater's dream. Full of suspenseful plot turns, involving Cuban spies and CIA operatives gone bad, this book is 300 pages of plots and subplots. At it all takes place on sailboats and luxury poer cruisers. And of course there are beautiful women and rediscovered love too. The summer read has something for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2002

    The Perfect Intrigue

    You may already know what it's like to be alone on a boat, at the mercy of the wind and the sea. But when some shady characters turn up out of nowhere? A mysterious female? ...Could they be friends?...Or foes? Read this book and find out. Unrelenting suspense! Five stars!!!

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