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eBook Asbury Park (Sailor Doyle) ePub
Author: Rob Scott
Language: English
ISBN: 0575093919
ISBN13: 978-0575093911
Publisher: Gollancz (February 5, 2013)
Pages: 640
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 918
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ePub file: 1450 kb
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Asbury Park (Sailor Doyle. has been added to your Cart. Author Rob Scott sustains Doyle's distinctive perspective and sarcastic wit, but about halfway through the book I began to feel there were a few too many criminal investigations entangled together, and a few too many red herrings. In the end, they converge in a series of rather improbable coincidences, some of which cross over into the supernatural. Fans of books that hybridize the police procedural with science fiction or fantasy might be fascinated by the ingenious way Scott wraps it all up, but if you have trouble suspending disbelief, you may be disappointed.

Rob Scott was born in New York. He has studied classical guitar, and completed a Masters degree in education. Following a 1994 concert series in Brazil, he moved to Colorado to teach and to complete a doctorate in educational leadership and policy study. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children. Библиографические данные. Asbury Park Sailor Doyle (Том 2). Автор.

Y Last year, author Rob Scott made my top-ten list with 15 Miles, the first book in the Sailor Doyle series

Y Last year, author Rob Scott made my top-ten list with 15 Miles, the first book in the Sailor Doyle series. Despite my enthusiasm, there was also a bit of fear: just like musicians, many authors succumb to the curse of a weak sophomore effort. and then surpassed it.

A thrilling police procedural with supernatural elements, for fans of Patricia Cornwell, John Connelly and Stephen King. Ten weeks ago, Homicide Detective Sailor Doyle worked his first solo case, a gruesome double murder in a remote farmhouse in Virginia. He’s struggling with prescription drug withdrawal while trying to build up his shattered shoulder and leg, and he’s also trying to rebuild his shattered relationship with his wife. A thrilling police procedural with supernatural elements, for fans of Patricia Cornwell, John Connelly and Stephen King. And things turned very nasty for him.

15 Miles (Sailor Doyle). ISBN 10: 0575093862, ISBN 13: 9780575093867. Samuel "Sailor" Doyle has transferred from Vice to Homicide in the Virginia State Police. He has a mistress, an alcohol problem, a prescription drug dependency, and a burgeoning self-loathing that alienates his wife and family. The rookie investigator is assigned to a double homicide on a rural farm some 15 miles outside Richmond.

Scuppers The Sailor Dog (or simply The Sailor Dog) is a children's book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams. The book was originally published in 1953 by Little Golden Books, the year after Brown's death

Scuppers The Sailor Dog (or simply The Sailor Dog) is a children's book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams. The book was originally published in 1953 by Little Golden Books, the year after Brown's death. An interactive CD-ROM version was published in 1996.

Ten weeks ago, Homicide Detective Sailor Doyle worked his first solo case, a gruesome double murder in a remote farmhouse in Virginia. And things turned very nasty for him ...Now Sailor is recuperating with his family at a beach house in Belmar, on the New Jersey shore. He's struggling with prescription drug withdrawal while trying to build up his shattered shoulder and leg, and he's also trying to rebuild his shattered relationship with his wife. Jenny, while pleased he's alive, is less enamoured with the idea of reconciliation. Seeking refuge in a century-old beachfront resort hotel, Sailor meets an elderly man, Mark "Moses" Stillman, a former minor league baseball player whose wife and daughter drowned in the ocean off Belmar years earlier. Sailor's having nightmares about his previous case, and when he starts seeing things again, he realises that once again he's being guided to the truth ... even if it's not what he wants to hear. And it's not long before he finds himself investigating those deaths.
Landamath
Interesting story. It had many twists and turns with a thrilling conclusion. I hope he writes more books about Salior Doyle.
Cae
I think this second book is so much better than the first, and I really liked the first. The characterization of the main character was riveting and made me really cheer for his success at recovering from his past escapades and fixing his failed marriage. The multiple layers of conflict got a bit bogged down at times, but overall, I think this book was pretty awesome. I can't wait for the next one.
Lynnak
Gotta love Rob Scott! A real character study and a real character. Loving the descriptions of Asbury Park and the Jersey Shore, this murder mystery with a paranormal flare has it all. Move over James Patterson!
MisTereO
Detective novels that feature amateur or armchair detectives often share a common problem--the only way for the author to get the protagonist involved in the murder investigation is to kill off someone they know, which (over the course of a series) can make for a morbid, unlucky, and rather depressed central character. I suppose the same is true when a police detective goes on vacation. Take him (or her) out of their everyday milieu, and you need to find some way to draw them into the action. So it is for our hero (or antihero), Sailor Doyle. He's been put on probation and short-term disability to recover from the wounds he sustained (and the depravities he committed) during his last homicide investigation. He assumes that a month at the Jersey shore will give him time to recover from his gunshot wounds, kick the OxyContin habit, and salvage his foundering marriage. Instead, within days of arriving at the beach, he stumbles into a bizarre suicide that is so suspicious it might actually be murder; foils a school shooting in a bumbling manner that inflames a simmering regional drug war; and gets entangled in a decades-old murder that strays into political intrigue and international counterespionage. Author Rob Scott sustains Doyle's distinctive perspective and sarcastic wit, but about halfway through the book I began to feel there were a few too many criminal investigations entangled together, and a few too many red herrings. In the end, they converge in a series of rather improbable coincidences, some of which cross over into the supernatural. Fans of books that hybridize the police procedural with science fiction or fantasy might be fascinated by the ingenious way Scott wraps it all up, but if you have trouble suspending disbelief, you may be disappointed. The most endearing and entertaining feature of the book is Doyle himself, and I will continue to read the series because I so enjoy his acid wit and resolute refusal to lie to himself about what a jerk he can be. Some of the secondary characters in the series assume greater importance in this book, especially Doyle's wife, Jenny, who emerges from the background as a smart, independent, and beautiful woman who is more than Doyle's equal and who has no intention of letting him off easily. Doyle continues to grow on me as we learn more about him through his interactions with Jenny and his children. I look forward to the next chapter in his story.
Knights from Bernin
Wonderful!
roternow
Couldn't love it more if I tried. Rob Scott is British. This portrait of Asbury Park couldn't have been more spot on if Bruce had done it. If you've ever spent time down the (Jersey) you'll know what I'm talking about. He captures the feel of it. Impossible to do if you've not been there, he must have spent some good bit of time there. It's everything you think of when you think of driving through those towns, Spring Lake, Avalon - after you think "lucky bastards" and you drive on, to the boneyards of Asbury Park (yes, even with the reconstruction going on) doesn't it cast the big beautiful victorian ladies in just a little bit of a creepy light? Might'nt there be somehting a little scary about them? The story ends right before Sandy. I wish the author would give some thought to doing a sequel to Asbury Park like - now - as we are cleaning up in the ashes of Sandy. At any rate, our hero, Sailor Doyle is a drug-addled gimp after his last adventure as a homicide detective in VA. He's in the area on vacation at his parent's beach house in Belmar. He's supposed to be resting. Trying to heal his marriage as well as his injuries but he can't seem to stay out of trouble. It finds him, especially when he is roaming the streets in the wee hours. I loved these scenes! Early morning, with the mist and fog coming off the water. My god, you can just feel yourself there! This is absolutely the best book I've read in a long time. I hated for it to end. I hope Rob Scott has another one in the hopper. Can't wait for it.
Jonariara
Ridiculously over plotted. Too many far fetched and tenuous threads. Would have shoehorned the kitchen sink in if he could. Summed up by the tortuous epilogue. Passages between the protagonist and his children worked best but can't redeem an overall mess.
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