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A fantastic amazingly intricate book full of action adventure
on 15 August 2012
Its got Pirates...A fantastic amazingly intricate book full of action adventure...and did i mention Pirates?
As usual Devlin is his charming roguish devilish self. I have to say that before Devlin i had never fund an author who could pull it off. The pirates seemed false, to nice, to OTT etc. But Mark Keating walks the perfect line giving the character a real personality (makes me wonder if some of it is himself...in which case I'd love to meet him)
When he mixes this very rounded real character with the amazingly vivid and well researched historical settings you end up with a mix that's exciting, action packed and will literally grab you by the nuts and drag you from chapter to chapter until exhaustion or the conclusion finishes you off. I personally polished blood diamond in a single day, i just could not put it down.
Very much recommended
Each Devlin novel is a standalone adventure. In BLOOD DIAMOND the fearless pirate captain Devlin is invited to London by the Prince of Wales, no less, and offered an amnesty if he will carry out a daring crime. Devlin is tasked with going to Paris to steal the biggest, most valuable diamond ever found - the Pitt Diamond - now in the possession of the French Prince Regent. Set against the unsure frenzy of speculation known as the South Sea Bubble, with action and suspense on the filthy streets and great palaces of London and Paris, not to mention an epic confrontation with the French navy in the English Channel, BLOOD DIAMOND is the most exciting novel yet in the Devlin series.