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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 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
(Parm)

Book description:
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.
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They say, all the good girls love a sailor, so obviously the bad ones, must love a pirate and to be honest its not just the bad girls, it's the bad guys, so when Mark's latest book landed I ripped the packaging off, grabbed a bottle of rum, so hard tack (OK, I'll be honest it was ice cold Cherry Cola alongside a selection of choccy biscuits) and sat down.

What unfurled within was a story of high adventure, cracking action and of course the continual development of our lead hero as he seeks to grow in his own role. As with the previous instalments Mark continues to grow in his writing skill as each title continues to push him and its clear to see how its gone. The prose is top notch, the pace solid and with a character like Devlin on hand how can you not fall in love with the high seas. Great stuff.
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VINE VOICEon 28 October 2012
In this the third outing for Devlin Mark Keating really hits his game with another exciting tale of the bold pirate and his band of cut-throats . The streets and people of 1720 London are well described and give the reader an excellent feel of time and place. Purists of the genre may be a bit miffed on this occasion because there is not a great deal in the way of action on the high seas but the story is nevertheless dramatic, exciting and well worth the purchase price.
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on 8 October 2012
I marvel at authors who are able to weave historical fact with fiction and Mark Keating is another in a long line of distinguished writers able to do so with aplomb. The Pirate Devlin is a hugely welcome addition to the high seas and my book collection. Highly recommended.
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on 10 February 2013
Excellent well paced read other that there is a part when an escape is a little too contrived and it seems as if the author ran out of ideas or wanted to curtail the story but otherwise well worth buying - when is the next installment
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on 5 February 2013
Loved this book the whole way through, couldn`t put it down, I have read the series and find the next one out better than the last.I would recomend this book to anyone, thanks can`t wait for the next.
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on 29 August 2013
I loved the first 2 books so this one was a must read and it didn't disappoint. Hoping for a new one soon.
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VINE VOICEon 11 October 2012
Sorry to spoil the party but I have concerns here. Dandon, about half way through, says, 'Devlin's changed' and I think he has. So has much of the style. This one isn't so much Treasure Island as Ocean's Eleven! I was really annoyed by the number of modern Americanisms in a story set in 1720 - an Anglo-Irish pirate using 'gotten'? 'dove'for 'dived'; 'hung'for 'hanged'; 'barkeep';'September fourth';'he lay a hand on';'the cane had been thieved'. Come on!! Is there no editing these days? And whilst I'm about it, have the publishers correctly quoted the Peterborough Evening News on the back cover? I'd have thought Sharpe and Hornblower had more than two fans?! I just think that, when asking punters to part with £18.99, more care should have been put into the package. It means I won't be back.
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