Grey Lady

Grey Lady

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by Paul Kemprecos
     
 
The shiny new charter fishing boat financed with family money was supposed to launch a bright new career for Cape Cod fisherman, diver, and private investigator Aristotle "Soc" Socarides. But when the slip of a beer-oiled tongue brings the ire of a Russian KGB mogul down on his head, Soc finds himself drowning in a sea of troubles. As he looks for a foothold on the

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The shiny new charter fishing boat financed with family money was supposed to launch a bright new career for Cape Cod fisherman, diver, and private investigator Aristotle "Soc" Socarides. But when the slip of a beer-oiled tongue brings the ire of a Russian KGB mogul down on his head, Soc finds himself drowning in a sea of troubles. As he looks for a foothold on the sandy shores of Nantucket Island, Soc discovers more than he ever bargained for: a deranged homicide suspect who thinks he's Captain Ahab and Soc is his first mate Starbuck; a high-seas case of murder and cannibalism that still stirs up emotions; a Cold War secret; a missing whaling artifact with a bloody history; and cutting-edge underwater technology with deadly potential. As he gropes his way through the Nantucket fog that shrouds the lonely moors and beaches, Soc will soon discover that "the little, grey lady of the sea," has a dark side the tourists never view, and that a single misstep can be fatal.

Editorial Reviews

Steve Berry
�What a character. Aristotle Socarides is a diver, a fisherman, and a PI who just can�t seem to stay out of trouble. He�s the brainchild of a genius�Paul Kemprecos�who knows a thing or two about writing action and adventure. I bow to the master and urge all of you to read this latest installment in a first rate series.�
�Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 Internationally Bestselling Author
Jon Land
�#1 New York Times bestselling author Paul Kemprecos shows once again he is the undisputed master of high-action adventure, better on his own and better than his former co-author Clive Cussler period. Returning to his roots, he brings back old friend Aristotle �Soc� Socarides in a rapid-fire tale chock full of historical mystery, cutting edge technology, and sea-going daring-do with so many twists and turns you�ll need to take a Dramamine before you plunge in."
Boyd Morrison
�Paul Kemprecos has crafted another winner! The Grey Lady�s dogged and irreverent private investigator Aristotle �Soc� Socarides is a blast to spend time with, and the story�s clever twists and turns will have you rocketing through the pages until the very end. Don�t miss it!�
�Boyd Morrison, author of The Loch Ness Legacy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615918228
Publisher:
Suspense Publishing
Publication date:
11/15/2013
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
631,181
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

My fiction-writing career owes it start to the bad navigation of an 18th century pirate. For it was in 1717 that a ship, the Whydah went aground, reportedly carrying a treasure. In the 1980s, three salvage groups went head-to-head, competing to find the wreck. The controversy over the salvage got hot at times and I thought there might be a book in their story.
I developed my own detective, an ex-cop, diver, fisherman, and PI named Aristotle "Soc" Socarides. He was more philosophical than hard-boiled. Making his first appearance in "Cool Blue Tomb," the book won the Shamus award for Best Paperback novel. After many years in the newspaper business, I turned to writing fiction and churned out five more books in the series.
Clive Cussler blurbed: "There can be no better mystery writer in America than Paul Kemprecos."
Despite the accolades, the Soc series lingered in mid-list hell. By the time I finished my last book, I was thinking about another career that might make me more money, like working in a 7-11.
Several months after the release of "Bluefin Blues," Clive called and said a spin-off from the Dirk Pitt series was in the works. It would be called the NUMA Files and he wondered if I would be interested in tackling the job.
I took on the writing of "Serpent" which brought into being Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Assignments Team. Austin had some carry-over from Soc, and another team member, Paul Trout, had been born on Cape Cod. The book made The New York Times bestseller list, as did every one of seven NUMA Files that followed, including "Polar Shift," which bumped "The DaVinci Code" for first place.
After eight NUMA Files I went back to writing solo. I wrote an adventure book entitled, The Emerald Scepter, which introduced a new hero, Matinicus "Matt" Hawkins. I have been working on the re-release of my Soc series in digital and print, and in 2013, responding to numerous requests, I brought Soc back again in a seventh Socarides book entitled, Grey Lady. Christi and I live on Cape Cod where she works as a financial advisor. We live in a circa 1865 farmhouse with two cats. We have three children and seven granddaughters.
To learn more about Paul Kemprecos, check out his website at http://www.paulkemprecos.com.

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Grey Lady 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
smanke More than 1 year ago
There's something about a detective story that's told in the first person.  When it's done right, it just works.  That is, hands down, the case with Grey Lady.  But it's far more than you classic who done it? mystery.  It's also a wild ride with a riveting plot that pulls you in at the start and keeps you locked locked within the pages for the duration.  Everything centers around a character named Aristotle Socarides, better know as "Soc" to his friends and adversaries alike.  And while this is book 7 in a series, that shouldn't prevent anyone from jumping into the series right here.  I haven't read the earlier books yet (Though they have all been added to my to-read list now). This a tale of murder, a rich man's mental break with reality, and the search for the great white whale immortalized by Herman Melville.  What do all of these things have in common?  Not a single thing, unless you're Paul Kemprecos.  But for an author with his pedigree, they're the base ingredients for a fantastic mystery thriller than involves lost American history, scrimshaw, hive based drone technology, and cannibalism. Are you hooked yet?  Just mix in that classic detective flair that can only come from a novel written in the first person and you've got a first class, five star novel on your hands.  If you haven't read any of the six previous Aristotle Socarides books yet, don't work.  Start with book 7, Grey Lady.  You won't be disappointed.  In fact, you're almost guaranteed to find your next six favorite books in the process.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I've read the entire series several times and love them all, they never get old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book!  I found the Soc series and loved the characters, the mystery, and settings.  I was pysched to see a new book.   Keep them coming Paul.