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Review – Revenge of the Sea by Jesse Giles Christiansen

revenge of the seaRevenge of the Sea
(The Captain Shelby Trilogy)
(Volume 3)

Sea Story
Imajin Books (November 26, 2015)
Paperback: 286 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1772231601
E-Book ASIN: B017Y41K4Y



Beware of what the tide may bring…

Ethan Hodges is deeply unsettled when thousands of decomposed starfish inexplicably wash up along the shore of Pelican Bay. As the ominous sea epidemic spreads to other marine life, he continues to see a suspicious-looking man loitering on the beach.

To solve the mystery, Ethan seeks help from longtime friend, Sheriff Dansby, and Reagan Langsley, a beautiful marine biologist from Lighthouse Point. Spurred by curiosity and jealousy, Ethan’s estranged wife, Morgan, joins them in the investigation.

When the elusive outsider is finally arrested, an enigmatic relationship develops between Ethan and the man. With cautious prodding, Ethan learns that the fate of the world appears to rest in the hands of the tall stranger named…Mr. DM.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Pelican Bay was my Favorite Book of 2013, Captain Shelby made my Best Reads of 2014, so I have been waiting impatiently for Revenge of the Sea.

This time we meet Mr. DM and he takes us on one heck of a voyage. He is one evil man. Can Ethan stop the fate he has set for the world?

I do love the way Jesse Giles Christiansen writes. The story just flows with almost melodically. He draws us right in and holds on so tight. But his imagination is scary. The plot is an environmental horror story. What happens when everything in the oceans are literally dying?

As always the characters are rich and deep and well developed. This was a more modern telling and time but I did find myself wishing for a little more Captain Shelby and the old Irish dialect that captivated me in the last book. I was pleased to see Morgan, Ethan, not so estranged wife, play an active role in trying to solve the mystery. They truly do belong together.

This Hemingway inspired author has delivered another suspenseful drama with so much depth. This is not the type of story I usually read but Christiansen has awakened my love of maritime mystery…or maybe it was Captain Shelby.

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About The Author

#1 bestselling author in sea adventures, Jesse Giles Christiansen is an American author whose page-turning fiction weaves the real with the surreal, while also speaking to the human condition. He was hailed by New York Times bestselling author, William R. Forstchen, as “leaving readers so tantalized by the story lines, they think the events actually happened–a demonstration of skill surely to launch this author into the big leagues.”

Jesse was born in Miami, FL, playing on beaches as a boy, the sky bronzing him forever and the sea turning his heart lyrical. After spending a summer in Alaska before graduating from Florida State University with a degree in literature and philosophy, he wrote his first novel, Journey into the Mystic.

He feels he is haunted by Hemingway’s ghost, not just by the poster in his writing studio that stares at him, saying, “What else you got?” but also by having a café called Hemingway’s in the small European city where he writes. Finally, Hemingway became his neighbor on Amazon when his novel, Pelican Bay, outsold Old Man and the Sea.

He currently lives in Lüneburg, Germany, with his wife and their precocious White Siamese cat.

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