Author – Shaun Ebelthite
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller.
284 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 11/10/2017
No. 66 - 2017
My Impressions: terrorist plot, diabolical, depressing, painful,
Rachel Atkinson – CEO of Seaborne Cruises
Richard Wagner – COO of Seaborne Cruises
Aaron – Rachel’s adopted black son
Geneva Jones – Reporter for Cruise Critique Magazine
Sarah – Passenger with infant son.
Captain Nathan Warwick – Captain of the cruise ship Symphony.
While crossing the Atlantic Ocean a simple virus and a violent storm are believed to be making the crew and passengers of the cruise ship Symphony seasick and nauseous. The reader knows better because we’ve been made privy to the actions of a crew member infecting the ship with a deadly virus. During the storm two men are rescued from a sinking sailboat. The next day both men mysteriously die. Throw in a romance, hateful relationships, a rapist, an old refurbished ship in need of extensive repairs, tension between the company’s officers and the plot becomes complex and convoluted. Imagine lies, accusations, a crew member pushed overboard at the height of a harrowing storm and you have the recipe for an explosive and entertaining story.
Reading White Water, Black Death is difficult. The graphic depictions of the effects of the illness are extremely depressing. It goes on and on for days on end and only gets worse and affects more people daily. The death toll mounts almost by the hour, the passengers and crew rebel and all control of the ship is lost. Finally, the intrigue and innuendo boil over in a surprising and unexpectedly twisted ending.
There are several faults in the writing and editing of the story. Often it is difficult to know who is speaking in conversations between three or more people. Some sentence structures are clumsy and difficult to decipher. There are several missing words and wrong words used. None of this is bad enough to be a major problem unless the reader is averse to any editing errors.
In depth research is evident and details about the ship and the virus are thorough.
I highly recommend White Water, Black Death to all mystery, suspense and thriller fans.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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