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Cruising for Death: A Kate Jones Thriller | [D. V. Berkom]

Cruising for Death: A Kate Jones Thriller

Kate Jones and her lover, Cole are on a luxury cruise in the Caribbean when a passenger dies of an apparent heart attack and the ship is boarded by modern-day pirates. Along with two other passengers, Kate is kidnapped by a long-lost enemy who wants to settle an old score. Kate's vacation turns into non-stop action when Anaya's gunmen board the cruise ship and she finds herself on a jet ski surrounded by sharks, kidnapped, held captive, staked down over patch of fast growing bamboo, and drugged in a Voodoo ceremony.
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Publisher's Summary

Paradise Lost... (Kate Jones, Book 5)

Kate Jones and her lover, Cole are on a luxury cruise in the Caribbean when a passenger dies of an apparent heart attack and the ship is boarded by modern-day pirates. Along with two other passengers, Kate is kidnapped by a long-lost enemy who wants to settle an old score.

Kate's vacation turns into non-stop action when Anaya's gunmen board the cruise ship and she finds herself on a jet ski surrounded by sharks, kidnapped, held captive, staked down over patch of fast growing bamboo, and drugged in a Voodoo ceremony. Add a 16th century Spanish shipwreck, hidden treasure, and an Obeah priestess and you've got trouble in paradise.

Will Kate escape certain death or end up as shark bait in the middle of the Caribbean?

It's adventure in paradise and promises all the fast-paced action listeners have come to expect from the Kate Jones Thriller Series.

©2012 D.V. Berkom (P)2014 D.V. Berkom

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    Jenni Port Orchard, WA, United States 05-01-14
    Jenni Port Orchard, WA, United States 05-01-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Seat of the Pants Thriller"
    If you could sum up Cruising for Death in three words, what would they be?

    Total complete Action


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters. Fun and quirky.


    What does Melissa Moran bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She ads and builds the tension throughout the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love the way that Kate deals with all the adversity and comes out the other side.


    Any additional comments?

    Good job! LOVED it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Bremerton, WA, United States 05-27-14
    Brian Bremerton, WA, United States 05-27-14
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    "Another Great Thriller with Kate Jones"
    What made the experience of listening to Cruising for Death the most enjoyable?

    I really liked the reader, she captured the wry humor and down to earth nature of Kate, the heroine. I enjoyed the setting, on a cruise ship and Caribbean island. The synergy between Kate and Cole moved things along.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kate, of course. She is bold, courageous, resourceful, but also human.


    What about Melissa Moran’s performance did you like?

    She is a very lively reader who really gets her characters right. She obviously appreciates the humor in the book. She does a good job with male and female characters alike.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A pleasure cruise turns into a nightmare.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the other Kate Jones audio books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    madmrl 04-28-14
    madmrl 04-28-14
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    Fun book. Kind of like Clive Cusler's stuff with a little Indiana Jones thrown in. I liked Kate. She's tough and has a good sense of humor. I will look for more in this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 09-24-14
    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 09-24-14 Member Since 2012

    Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!

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    "Finally a longer book!!!"

    Wow, what a great read!! This book gives you so much more than the others in the series. A simple cruise takes a serious turn for the worse. Boy does that girl find trouble.

    Kate and Cole are still together, and seem to be solid. I was really happy with that part of the story. It is about time she found a good man to stay by her side. It isn't about the romance, but it is a nice smidgen of the story.

    This book is filled with action and not everyone ends up alive at the end of the tale. Every time you think things are working out, bang something else goes awry. Typical for unlucky Kate.

    The whole book is from her POV, it would have been nice to have another perspective. You never know what others are thinking until they tell her. It adds to the suspense, but things are very narrow without knowing what is going on.

    We get more of the Anaya story-line, finally getting to what is going on with the Mexico fiasco. There were some unexpected twists there too.

    There are times when the story gets jumpy and I had to figure out what was happening. The being knocked out or drugged incidents took a toll at times.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Melissa Moran, who does a great job. She has great energy that moves the story along snagging you up in the action! The accents are great and stay consistent. You never wonder who is speaking. I really enjoy her in the series and hope she stays with the series. I would love to find more of her reads.

    Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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