Black Water Transit by Carsten Stroud

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Jack Vermillion is seeing red. So is Earl V. Pike. So is a smart, beautiful NYC detective named Casey Spandau. For Jack, it began when Earl asked for a little favor--one former soldier to another. With Jack’s son in serious trouble with the law and his shipping company, Black Water Transit, about to hit the big time, Jack saw a chance to be a good father, a good citizen, and a good CEO--by ratting out Earl V. Pike to the feds. It was a monumental mistake.

Now Pike is mad. Bodies are piling up. And all the backstabbers are coming out of the woodwork in Jack’s rattled world. Jack’s only hope: detective Casey Spandau, who began her week hunting for a sex criminal and ended up with Earl V. Pike--a man using guile, skill, and one astounding long-range weapon to kill everyone who gets in his way. For Casey and Jack Vermillion, making Earl V. Pike angry has turned into a cross-country nightmare. But taking him down will be even worse.

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About Carsten Stroud

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Carsten Stroud is the author of the New York Times bestseller Close Pursuit and the award-winning Sniper's Moon, both set in the New York City Police Department. His critically acclaimed book, Black Water Transit, has been bought by Bruce Willis, with filming set to begin in March 2005. Stroud lives with his wife, writer and researcher Linda Mair, in Thunder Beach, on the Lake Huron shoreline.
Published January 11, 2012 by Dell. 378 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Horror, Religion & Spirituality, Crime. Fiction

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Pike—retired Army colonel, former sniper, and outstandingly brilliant rascal—comes to Jack with an offer of $250,000 if Jack will ship to Mexico a sealed container holding a 200-year-old collection of American firearms, a Pike family heirloom.

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Stroud reaches into his deep well of talent and comes up with this ferociously driven, intricately woven thriller about a New York businessman trying to fight his way out of a government frame.

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There is a shootout at Red Hook Terminal that makes some serial killers look like choir boys, and then there is the scene in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, where Jack, being threatened by the local hoods uses his old army skills to outwit and kill them, and all the while feeling like he is really killin...

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