The danger isn't in the water.
Working as a lifeguard at a Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets a woman he is wild about, the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect in every way, except that she is used to caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip-flops. She is a guest at the luxurious hotel, he lives above a garage.
So when Ned's cousin offers to cut him in on a rich deal he's been commissioned to execute, Ned can't turn him down. The plan is simple, just a fast break-and-enter. The risk is high, and the reward is even greater: $5 million. But on the night of the heist, something goes devastatingly wrong. Who will save the lifeguard?
Ned walks away from his job, his town, and the woman he's fallen in love with. Runs away, actually, knowing that only velocity and secrecy can save his life. But who is pursuing him? The FBI? Whoever sabotaged the heist? Or is it all somehow tied into his new love, and his oldest enemies?
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"Don't be fooled by the title of Patterson's latest thrilling yarn: the action goes far beyond the beach....Packing all the punches readers have come to expect from Patterson's books, this one delivers at every turn." (Booklist)
"It's a twisty story that will engage the interest of beach-goers everywhere." (Publishers Weekly)
My first and last of Patterson?s books. I do not know why anyone would enjoy listening to this book. You know who the killers are within the first hour of listening. Then it is just a complete unbelievable story how a FBI agent is willing to throw her career away for a two-bit crook. All I can say is this book deserves two thumbs down.
While I usually enjoy James Patterson's work, this one was a huge disappointment. The story is trite, the writing is weak. I would have expected more. To say it's the "Beach Novel of the Year" is merely paid advertising and isn't proven in the listening at all. A disappointing yawn.
Knowledge is knowing the way. Wisdom is looking for an alternative, more interesting road to get there. Audiobooks are that road.
Took a bit of time to get into it but once the plot was established the book became very enjoyable. I listened while walking the dog and it often made me want to walk that extra block or two to hear what was coming up next. The music and sound effects added enjoyment to the book and the narrator was very pleasant to listen to. I'm not sorry I bought this one. It was my first Patterson book and I think I try another one of his books.
Boring, waste of time and money,. I have found the last 2 or 3 books by this author not to be up to his usual interesting standard.
I have read a lot of James Patterson and this one would be toward the bottom of my list of recommendations.
I thought the narration was good.
I read murder mysteries because I enjoy the twisting plots and suspenseful story lines. If the characters are intriguing and enjoyable I like to hear more about the them, such as in the Michael Bennett series, however, with this one I wouldn't bother.
It was an OK read but I have come to expect more form Patterson
I bought this book because I had enjoyed three others by Andrew Gross. This was disappointing, however. Just not imaginative! And don't ask me about the background music - horrible! The narrator was quite good, though.
I really enjoyed this book. The story drew me in right away and had a lot of suspense and tension. Beyond that, I really enjoyed the narrator. The only thing that was less than stellar about this audiobook was the music. While I found it added suspense in some scenes, in others it ranged from distracting to just plain funny (and not in funny scenes).
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