Blood of the Albatross

Blood of the Albatross Jay Becker is a musician just trying to earn extra cash by giving sailing lessons on Puget Sound But when an exotic and mysterious woman becomes his new student Jay finds himself being manipulated by

  • Title: Blood of the Albatross
  • Author: Ridley Pearson
  • ISBN: 9780312951832
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jay Becker is a musician just trying to earn extra cash by giving sailing lessons on Puget Sound But when an exotic and mysterious woman becomes his new student, Jay finds himself being manipulated by an international network of spies who will stop at nothing to get the military secrets they want.

    One thought on “Blood of the Albatross”

    1. I am so pleased to have passed the day reading this! What an exciting, well-written thriller!Three individuals are looking for something to free themselves from the life they find themselves in: Roy Kepella, ex-drinker, failed husband and father, but now someone out to prove himself a good FBI agent; Jay Becker, an excellent Seattle musician and song writer, but who needs a day job to make ends meet; and Marlene Johanningmeir, German engineer, forced into working for a spy to keep her father out [...]

    2. A somewhat disjointed spy story told from the views of several different characters. This often interfered with the flow of the novel. This was only the second novel written by Pearson and he has since become a much better writer. Still if you like spy/mystery novels you might enjoy this.

    3. I'm not sure if I have read another book by Ridley Pearson, and am rather sure that I won't choose one again. This was one of those okay books. The setting is Washington state, where we will be travelling next week. The characters are somewaht sympathetic. I kept wanting to tell Jay Becker the young musician not to have anything to do with the German femme fatale, Marlene, but he wouldn't have listened. The book starts out with two character's stories--Jay and Roy Kensella and they intertwine at [...]

    4. It is always extra fun to read a story set in ones home town, with familiar restaurants and car chases through known streets. I enjoyed this book, but it felt a little formulaic and maybe better on film. I actually think the movie version would be an excellent popcorn movie. That said, there were some quite satisfying passages that left me with a sense of having experienced something new, and the main character was very likable.

    5. I really wanted to give this one a 3.5. I have read some other books by the author and found this one to be less interesting.

    6. I do like Pearson's novels, enjoyed the sailing and Seattle setting. But this book was quite full of violence.

    7. It was just okay. I normally like his books, but this was a fast read and not that great. Fairly predictable ending.

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