Black Water Transit

Black Water Transit Jack Vermillion is seeing red So is Earl V Pike So is a smart beautiful NYC detective named Casey Spandau For Jack it began when Earl asked for a little favor one former soldier to another With Jack

  • Title: Black Water Transit
  • Author: Carsten Stroud
  • ISBN: 9780440237099
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jack Vermillion is seeing red So is Earl V Pike So is a smart, beautiful NYC detective named Casey Spandau For Jack, it began when Earl asked for a little favor one former soldier to another With Jack s son in serious trouble with the law and his shipping company, Black Water Transit, about to hit the big time, Jack saw a chance to be a good father, a good citizen, aJack Vermillion is seeing red So is Earl V Pike So is a smart, beautiful NYC detective named Casey Spandau For Jack, it began when Earl asked for a little favor one former soldier to another With Jack s son in serious trouble with the law and his shipping company, Black Water Transit, about to hit the big time, Jack saw a chance to be a good father, a good citizen, and a good CEO by ratting out Earl V Pike to the feds It was a monumental mistake.Now Pike is mad Bodies are piling up And all the backstabbers are coming out of the woodwork in Jack s rattled world Jack s only hope detective Casey Spandau, who began her week hunting for a sex criminal and ended up with Earl V Pike a man using guile, skill, and one astounding long range weapon to kill everyone who gets in his way For Casey and Jack Vermillion, making Earl V Pike angry has turned into a cross country nightmare But taking him down will be even worse.

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    1. i find the Niceville trilogy one of the most exciting series of the last few years, pretty much perfect in all respects (so much so that i have yet to find the words to review it), but this is a nasty book, with gratuitous nasty dispatches of unsuspecting passersby that made the reading of it pretty much intolerable to me. i don't know how stroud turned himself around so dramatically for the Niceville bunch, which includes some pretty nasty people who still end up being treated with sympathy, hu [...]

    2. Probably 3.5 stars is more accurate. Pretty good story, though just a little too long. Not that I mind a long book (and this was definitely not long), but it was a little too long for the story it was. I think it could have been a few chapters shorter without taking away from the story.

    3. Fast paced action thriller about an owner of a shipping company Jack Vermillion who is trying to get his son moved to a safer prison. He is approached by Earl Pike, former army colonel, who wants to move a family gun collection to Mexico. Vermillion decides to go to the ATF to trade in Pike in order to win favor in saving his son. Things soon spiral out of control in a most unexpected way. Stoud's descriptions of police work, criminal procedings and the damage 50 mm sniper rounds do to someone w [...]

    4. Jack co-owns a transit company. In order to help his waster son, he enters into a dodgy deal with a psycho ex soldier to ship a container of weapons, the soldier's private collection. In a trail of death and double-crossing that draws in the Mafia and a cartload of law enforcement agencies, Jack gets himself into a heap of trouble. His biggest problem is an ambitious ATF officer who sees bringing Jack down as way to progress her career. Stroud introduces us to an interesting cast of diverse char [...]

    5. Very entertaining read. Quick and engaging with a twisted story line and diverse charters. Will be adding more of Mr. Stroud's work to my "want to read" list.

    6. Excellent crime thriller where it becomes clear from very early on that no-one is getting away clean. Stroud's novel is filled with characters coated in the grime of NYC and tainted by past violences. It's occasionally grim, there's one passage that might bring tears and two or three occasions where you won't like the people you do like. It cuts through lots of crime clichés, gets grubbier and grubbier and really stands out from lots of similar fluff. I loved it, it's just a shame the film adap [...]

    7. This is my second read by Carsten Stroud. He certainly didn't disappoint. This book unfolded like a thrilling movie being played out by your imagine. Not a single dull moment. This author's style is real; certainly more like creative non-fiction rather than straight up fiction. If you are looking for something to read that provides a police/investigative style of entertainment, then this will be a great choice for you. Literally, it was like my favorite episode of Law & Order on steroids.

    8. Thriller - Jack Vermillion owns the transport company Black Water Transit. Earl Pike wants him to transport a technically illegal shipment of a Pike family arms collection. Jack trades the info to the ATF to improve the situation of his federal prisoner son. The situation becomes further confused by the homicidal tendencies of Pike and a black racist NYPD policewoman.

    9. -A more somber and serious story about taking charge of ambition. Being told by the good side of the law makes it more serious and somber but it’s a good story and the main characters lives. It’s an action story.

    10. I wish there was something that I could say as to why I love this novel so much. I have read other stories from Stroud but none that are comparable to this one. Love it! I wish the movie would be released eventually

    11. Just couldn't get into this book. After reading the inside jacket I had hoped it was going to be something similar to a Robert Crais work, but it's not even close. Tried to give it a chance, but returned it to the library before getting to page 100.

    12. This book started off slow and took me some time to get into the story. However, once it started it kept going to the point I'm staying up late and get in trouble at work wanting to finish.This is one of the best books I read in a while.

    13. I read this book (actually, audiobook) 5 years before this review, and I don't remember much about it, except that I liked it and wanted to read more by this author

    14. Returned it to the library before I even got a 1/3 of the way through. Usually once I start a book and stick with it to the end. However, I just couldn't make myself push through on this one.

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