A Deadly Silver Sea: A Novel

A Deadly Silver Sea: A Novel

by Bob Morris
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A Deadly Silver Sea (Zack Chasteen Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Florida, former NFL player and ex con Zack Chasteen is contented to run a palm tree nursery, as long as his beloved travel magazine owner Barbara Pickering is with him. He especially looks forward to the birth of their first child in about a month.

Zack, Barbara and many affluent people are sailing on the luxurious cruise ship Royal Star on its maiden voyage; his invitation comes from being classy Barbara¿s escort, which serves a reminder of how far he has come. Soon after the Royal Star embarks from Miami, gunmen kill most of the crew and take control of the vessel. After the passengers are separated by gender, Zack tries to get the men to join him on a blitzkrieg, but he end up in the drink while Barbara goes into premature labor.

The latest Zack Casteen thriller (see BERMUDA SCHWARTZ, BAHAMARAMA and JAMAICA ME DEAD) is as fast-paced as its predecessors, but lacks the originality of the previous tales with Cussler's Pitt novels and movies like Under Siege. Zack¿s usual amusing cynical asides also seem out of place in a scenario in which his about to give birth beloved is in deep peril. Still he is an interesting mix as a sarcastic moralistic antihero struggling to rally the civilians at sea against deadly pirates making his current under siege escapade fun for his fans.

Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just started reading this author and really like his books. This one was fast paced and exciting. Loved it, and am just about to read another of his books.
stella72 More than 1 year ago
I read all of Bob Morris "Zack Chasteen Series" and he is a very talented writer. Loved his style of writing, love the characters and I can't wait to read more "Zack" books. Thanks Bob Morris!
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RD2RD More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as I have enjoyed all the books that involve Zack Chasteen. I like being familer with the characters in the books that Bob Morris writes.
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MysteryfanTN More than 1 year ago
This latest installment in the Zack Chasteen series offers a faster-moving, more urgent plot than some of the preceding novels, while losing some of the character backgrounding and charm that have made this series a favorite. All in all, a fair trade-off, especially if you have three days at the beach to finish a book. The plot involves a takeover of a small luxury cruise ship on its inaugural voyage. Zack is there because his new wife, Barbara, has been invited as the publisher of a travel magazine. After a few pages of setting the table, literally and figuratively, the action starts as gunmen round up passengers, shoot officers, and segregate everyone into groups watched over by the small number of gunmen. There are areas where you must suspend reality, as an incommunicado cruise ship in this era would certainly be noticed, and when it is noticed surprisingly little is done, but the pages fly by quickly enough that it doesn't kill the plot. The little facts and nuggets interspersed throughout about cruise ship life are actually quite accurate. I've worked on ships and many observations are spot on. The author points to plenty of research in his acknowledgements and it shows. Overall, I would highly recommend this book.