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Monday, May 4, 2015

A Pirate Looks at Forty by Chip Bell

This is the fourth Chip Bell book I have read and the best so far.   Bell is maturing as a writer and his character interaction is even better in this book than the last.   This is another Jake Sullivan novel.  Jake and his "sidekick" Mike are pulled into another international thriller by an act of piracy in Jake's domain of south Florida.

The plot in this novel is introduced by a couple of chapters of seemingly unconnected historic anecdotes.   As the book progresses you realize the foundation of the plot was laid out in the historic perspectives.  

Somewhat reminiscent of Clive Cussler,  the mystery within mystery is captivating.   Jake and Mike's interaction provide an admirable camaraderie. 

Once again, Bell does a very good job combining current events with a fictional thriller.   In this case the hopes for peace in the Middle East and the recognition that other countries have the same fractional divides that our nation faces.

I recommend the book.

I highly recommend.  


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