Reality and illusion blur for an ex-Navy SEAL investigating a deadly case of stalking in this page-turner that Michael Connelly calls a hundred percent adrenaline rush disguised as a detective novel.Nicki Pearl is the perfect daughterevery parents dream. And that of strangers, too. Wherever she goes, shes being watched. Each stalker is different from the last, except for one thingtheir alarming obsession with Nicki.Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Nickis father is turning to someone who can protect her: retired private detective and exNavy SEAL Jon Lancaster. Teaming up with FBI agent and former abduction victim Beth Daniels, Lancaster can helphis way. Hes spent most of his career dispatching creeps who get off on terrorizing the vulnerable. Unlicensed, and unrestricted, he plays dirtyBut this case is unusual. Why so many men? Why this one girl? Does Nicki have something to hide? Or do her parents?Trawling the darkest depths of southern Florida, Lancaster faces a growin...
|Title||:||The King Tides|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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The King Tides Reviews
I am a huge fan of James Swain. All his characters are well fleshed out and honor bound. Swain's characters are people you want on your side when trouble strikes - and it always does. In King Tides, Jon Lancaster is a P.I. who is hired to investigate a stalking case. The stalkers believe that the girl they are harassing is in the porn industry making films. Our hero, the P.I. teams with the victim's aunt who is an F.B.I. Special agent. Together they attempt to solve the case and provide a welcom ...more
(3). A really decent Amazon Prime freebie. Jon Lancaster is a protagonist who you cannot help but like from page 1. This story is a little crazy, but Jon is so solid, smart and tough that it is easy to go with the flow. When we add Beth Daniel as a co-protagonist it gets a little confusing at times, but Swain does a good job of making it work. I will definitely read the next one in this series. Good stuff.
Jon Lancaster, ex navy seal (though he doesn't look like one), former cop, currently finds missing kids and solves problems. He gets a call from a rich doctor - his 15 year old daughter is being stalked by multiple people. Jon agrees to help them in exchange for a Bosch refrigerator - he does everything for trade to give him memories. Ends up tying in to a child porn and serial killers from 20 years ago. Some interesting bits, mostly not so much. Jon was a decent character, but the writing style ...more
I'm happy to have read this for free (Amazon Prime First Reads) because I love James Swain's books. I have read all but one. This one was pretty weak. It stars Jon Lancaster, an ex-Navy Seal, who becomes a private investigator after saving his unit by killing a child bomber. He is hired by a couple recently returned from overseas, whose innocent (?) daughter is being stalked by many different men. The question is why. Getting this answer takes awhile and Jon makes some mistakes along the way, ev ...more
Isn't it interesting how readers' tastes vary? Swain has many awards and many novels, almost all of which have near 4 or higher stars from Goodreads readers. This book, The King Tides, has over 2000 ratings with 73% 4 or 5 stars. Yet I find it quite pedestrian. Many of the events portrayed seem very unlikely to me, some are predictable, the dialogue is amateurish, and the title is unoriginal and plays no significant part in the story. My rating that "it was OK" was given despite these drawbacks ...more
This is one of the worst books I have read and I really can't comprehend the good reviews. I'm just glad it was free. At first, I did find myself wanting to read on just to find out what happens despite the truly frustrating writing. But, there came a point where even the plot became too much.
First, it felt as if the author and the main character shared the same backward views on issues of sexual assault victims and aggressors. Where I can forgive a character for being unlikable, because after ...more
It could have been better.
I really dislike giving bad reviews because I know every writer deserves recognition for putting themselves out here. This book was irritating in the fact that it was so repetitive about every situation. There's no reason to repeat every detail of each person, place, and thing because it takes away from the story. I didn't like the "problem" in this criminal thriller because it seemed too drastic of an effect brought about by an unrealistic cause. Child pornography is n ...more
This is one of those books where it seems the author has taken all those ideas he has had that didn't really fit in the other series he wrote, and jammed them into a new book. There are just a bunch of hackneyed characters and worn out tropes.
I just didn't buy it.