Majestic Descending

Majestic Descending

by Mitchell Graham
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Majestic Descending by Mitchell Graham

Soon to be a major motion picture

It was supposed to be a vacation…

Katherine Adams is taking a cruise on the fabulous Ocean Majestic, the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world. This is exactly the break Katherine needs from her demanding Atlanta legal practice…and it's also a chance to forget the demons that still haunt her, to forget the madman who abducted and tortured her twenty years ago.

On board the Majestic, Katherine meets John Delany, a streetwise ex-NYPD detective who is now a lawyer. Romance is certainly in the air, but all is not quite right aboard the Majestic. Events soon turn Katherine's romantic dream into another grisly nightmare.

Katherine witnesses a violent argument between two men. Then one of them turns up dead. After Katherine and Delany narrowly escape from a disaster of terrifying proportions, she must quickly learn how to survive in the dark and dangerous world of international conspiracy and terrorism. From the blood-smeared decks of the Majestic to the achingly beautiful—and dangerous—countryside of Italy, to the streets of New York City, Katherine finds herself in a desperate race against a ruthless hit man. And, unless she and Delany can unmask the sinister cabal behind the killing, she will certainly become his next victim.

Majestic Descending delivers suspense, captivating characters, romance, and humor—it will haunt you long after you've turned the last page.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429915915
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 06/12/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 765,560
File size: 907 KB

About the Author

MITCHELL GRAHAM was born in New York City and practiced law for twenty years. He lives in Marietta, Georgia. He holds a degree in neuropsychology and was a champion fencer with over eighty-two titles in his career.

Mitchell Graham attended college at The Ohio State University on a fencing scholarship and later when on to earn a law degree. After practicing law for twenty years he went back to school to study neuropsychology. He has represented the United States many times in international fencing competitions and along the way has won or placed in the finals of over eighty-three separate tournaments. He is the author of Majestic Descending and Dead Docket. He lives in Marietta, Georgia.

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Majestic Descending 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mitchell graham has done it again. This time switching from Fantasy 'The Fifth Ring' to Legal thrillers with a hint of John Grisham in them. Majestic Descending will provide you with hours of action packed reading. This book is perfect, especially if you're about to take a cruise. Ha ha! The book involves a trip that lawyer Katherine Adams from Atlanta and her best friend Beth Doliver are taking on a brand new cruise ship, the largest of its kind in the world the Majestic Descending. Everything starts out fine until a man, Ellis Stephens a stem cell researcher from Columbia University is discovered dead, murdered in his cabin. Then the ship sinks!!!! and the passengers are forced to abandon ship. 900 people die! All eyes point to a once convicted arsonist Bennett Williams but the question that remains is is he the real culprit behind the sinking of the Ocean Majestic, or is there another more sinister plot involving the work of Dr. Ellis Stephens. A must read for the summer travel season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the opening sentence to the close, this story is fast paced, loaded with terrific drama and searing visuals. Mitchell Graham has penned a fun and engaging novel, and I can't wait for more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book! Easy to read, thrilling, suspenseful, well- written, creative--everything I look for in a mystery. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a librarian I tend to pay a great deal of attention to the recommendations in BookList and I wasn't disappointed. Here in Portland I began to notice this book being checked out by our readers on a frequent basis. We ordered two other copies--same thing. I finally decided to give it a try myself and can now see why. Mr. Graham weaves a tight story based on engaging people that will keep you turning pages late into the night. His trial scenes are first rate as is the snappy language his characters employ. This was a very enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book highly. It is a very quick read. I couldn't put it down. The ending takes you by surprise. I can't wait for his next book
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fun and captivating read from beginning to end. Definitely recommended to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As assistant manager of a book store thriller section I get a chance to read a lot of the new books that come in. The cover of MAJESTIC caught my eye and I started browsing through it. Two days later I finished the book and have nothing but high praise for the author. I've enjoyed Mitchell Graham's fantasy series in the past and was somewhat surprised that he switched genres, but I can tell you this --WE HAVE A WINNER FOLKS--. The story held my interest from the first page and the characters where great, particularly John Delaney. According to the publisher's sales rep there are two more in this series on the way. Basically, the plot centers on Katherine Adams, a beautiful 40 something attorney from Atlanta who goes on a cruise with her best friend and witnesses a murder. Unfortunately, before she can do anyting about it the fire alarms on the largest ship in the world go off and it starts to sink in the middle of the Atlantic. Fun stuff and excellent summer reading.
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I absolutely loved this book. It kept me interested from the beginning. There's a really good twist at the end. --K--
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up on a whim, and absolutely loved it. It has just the right combination of suspense and mystery mixed in with a little romance. Graham does an exceptional job at developing the characters and although there are many different minor characters, I never found myself having to go back to see who was who. But best of all, as the story unravels near the end, I actually sat back and thought, hmm . . . didn't see that one coming. I'm not often caught by surprise, even with mysteries, but this one got me. I'm definitely going to grab another of his books!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Atlanta lawyer Katherine Adams needs some down time so she and her best friend Beth Doliver are going on a cruise aboard the Majestic, a ship that is like a small city with all of the luxuries. Also on board is Dr. Ellis Stephens who is celebrating his scientific breakthrough of growing stem cells in a dish. The rewards from the research means that any organ can be grown form the stem cell. A research company sends a representative to see if Dr. Stephens intends to sell his work, which he is not. ---- Unknown to the passengers, three terrorists are on the ship and they are planting explosives in strategic locations so that when they detonate it, the Majestic will sink. When the alarm sounds, Katherine sees Ellis¿ body with bullets in it. When they are rescued, the authorities want to question her but someone tries to kill her. Katherine figures the murder of the scientist and the sinking of the ship is linked but until she discovers how and who is behind the operation, her life remains in danger because she refuses to give up investigating. She is helped by ex-cop turned lawyer John Delaney who are instantly attracted to one another. ---- Over nine hundred deaths of men, women and children and the sinking of a billion dollar luxury liner paint a scenario of greed run amok. The readers feel they are in the middle of the catastrophe because the detailed action scenes bring the audience into the plot. The heroine is a strong and likable person who is persistent in her inquiries regarding the murder and the sinking of the ship. She doesn¿t let fear paralyze her which is one of the reasons the audience adores her. Mitchell Graham has written a powerful, enthralling and believable (unfortunately) thriller that should land on the bestseller lists. ---- Harriet Klausner