When Washington, D.C., power broker Daniel Parker and his family embark on a round-the-world sailing trip, they're sure they'll survive the dangers of the open ocean---until they're captured by Somali pirate Ismail Adan Ibrahim. FBI negotiator Paul Derrick is dispatched to h... Read More
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Sep 17, 2015
- UPC: 9780718042202
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 464
- Publish Date: Oct 13, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC000000"
- ISBN: 0718042204
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- Intricate by Elizabeth on 2/9/2016
Tears of Dark Water is an intricate and detailed book about the reality of global issues affecting our world, specifically as they relate to government, international affairs, and personal vs. American agenda. It is also a book about relationships, love and trust. Combining those issues is intricate and delicate, and at some times, hard to read.
What starts out as a way to connect with his son whose life has taken a perilous turn for the worse and partially save the love that binds a family begins to go astray on international waters off the coast of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, when the boat Daniel Parker and his son, Quentin, are navigating gets into the middle of some deep and disturbing Somali pirate espionage.
Somali pirates board the boat to take it over and use it as a means to their great gain, unaware that Daniel, who is beneath deck when they board, has pushed the unmarked red alarm button that alerts his father-in-law. These pirates have no idea what lies ahead of them, as Navy Seals, the U.S. Government and a politically connected family come together with mixed agendas about what it means to end this situation in victory.
The author does an extremely excellent job of teaching me, the novice, about sailing, international waters, piracy, government, and the aftermath of such a volatile situation. I do think some of the power of the love story that is intertwined is lost in the telling of the complete story, and at times it is hard to read because it would relay better on screen than in writing. Because of these things, I had to push through some parts to keep reading until the momentum picked up again in other parts. Overall, it's above average, and could be excellent - especially at the movies.
**I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.
- Good Fiction, but not Christian Fiction by Jamie on 9/11/2015
I found this to be a very god fictional book, but I don't believe it is Christian fiction. The book addressed a lot of social issues going on around the world. There are some characters who are very devout Muslims and the Koran is quoted throughout the book. The only praying going on was to Allah. I like the way the author brought social issues to mind and it did give me a renewed vow to find ways to help with certain social issues affecting our world. So, my review is that if you are looking for a good fictional book...this is it. If you are looking for a Christian fiction book that will help you grow in your walk with the Lord...this is not the book for you!