Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Ahoy Matey!

Title: RipTide
Author: Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
# pages: 465
ISBN #: 0-446-60717-7
Genre: Thriller
Challenge(s): Seafaring Challenge, Baby Steps Challenge, Book Around the States

First Sentence: On an afternoon in June 1790, a Main cod fisherman named Simon Rutter became caught in a storm and a strong riptide.

Setting: Ragged Island off of the coast of Maine; Stormhaven, ME

Cover blurb: Three hundred years ago a pirate buried hi bounty on a treacherous island off the coast of Maine. Now a high-tech treasure hunter is bringing his million-dollar recovery team to Ragged Island.

They have the best hardware, the best divers, and the perfectly planned operation. There’s only one problem: this island kills.

First the computers fail. Then one man dies—and then another. Now the wind has begun to howl and the mysteries of Ragged Island are cracking open. Inside a rocky fortress of tunnels, traps, and tides, a priceless treasure lies waiting…And so does an unimaginable evil…

Reason for Reading: This has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a long time and I felt like it was time for a pirate-filled-treasure-laced thriller.

Random Thoughts: This was a great thriller with twists and turns that will keep you guessing. Highly enjoyable.

Favorite scene: The description of Hatch going back to the island in the storm was a nail-biter. But I think my absolute favorite visual from the book was when Magnusen slips away…

Rating: B+

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