Readers starting this novel might wonder what sort of book they’ve wandered into. After a cracking opening, we learn about heroine Aubrey Sentro’s personal problems, including her memories of a miserable childhood ... A classy read, with humor provided by a fellow passenger, a dirty-minded Englishwoman we don’t see enough of. Know what 'rumpy pumpy' means?
Aubrey Sentro, the heroine of this initially slow-moving thriller from Pyne, once did covert ops in the military, but she now does similar work for a private security firm in Bethesda, Md ... The pace picks up when pirates storm the ship, and Sentro uses her military training to fight back ... The complexity of her character makes up in part for the stock action. Fans of the action flicks will enjoy this.
An unusually active risk management agent sent home to rest embarks on a tropical cruise that drops her into hotter waters than ever ... Pyne keeps expertly mixing up his pitches long after you’ve stopped expecting anything but blazing fastballs.