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Blood of the Albatross

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Jay Becker is a musician just trying to earn extra cash by giving sailing lessons on Puget Sound. But when an exotic and mysterious woman becomes his new student, Jay finds himself being manipulated by an international network of spies who will stop at nothing to get the military secrets they want.
Paperback, 307 pages
Published February 15th 1993 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1986)
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aPriL does feral sometimes
I am so pleased to have passed the day reading this! What an exciting, well-written thriller!

Three individuals are looking for something to free themselves from the life they find themselves in: Roy Kepella, ex-drinker, failed husband and father, but now someone out to prove himself a good FBI agent; Jay Becker, an excellent Seattle musician and song writer, but who needs a day job to make ends meet; and Marlene Johanningmeir, German engineer, forced into working for a spy to keep her father out
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Jonna Lee
Mar 24, 2016 Jonna Lee rated it liked it
It is always extra fun to read a story set in ones home town, with familiar restaurants and car chases through known streets. I enjoyed this book, but it felt a little formulaic and maybe better on film. I actually think the movie version would be an excellent popcorn movie. That said, there were some quite satisfying passages that left me with a sense of having experienced something new, and the main character was very likable.
Mandy anderson
Mar 02, 2015 Mandy anderson rated it liked it
espionage from the 1990s outdated and not my Favorite kind of book but it was ok
Marti
Apr 21, 2010 Marti rated it it was ok
I'm not sure if I have read another book by Ridley Pearson, and am rather sure that I won't choose one again. This was one of those okay books. The setting is Washington state, where we will be travelling next week. The characters are somewaht sympathetic. I kept wanting to tell Jay Becker the young musician not to have anything to do with the German femme fatale, Marlene, but he wouldn't have listened. The book starts out with two character's stories--Jay and Roy Kensella and they intertwine at ...more
Mary
Mar 07, 2010 Mary rated it liked it
I do like Pearson's novels, enjoyed the sailing and Seattle setting. But this book was quite full of violence.
Barbara B.
Oct 29, 2010 Barbara B. rated it liked it
It was just okay. I normally like his books, but this was a fast read and not that great. Fairly predictable ending.
Al Stoess
May 31, 2011 Al Stoess rated it it was ok
Ok. Fantasy. Hard to believe.
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Ridley Pearson is the author of more than twenty novels, including the New York Times bestseller KILLER WEEKEND; the Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers, including the award-winning children's novels PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, PETER AND THE SHADOW THIEVES, and PETER AND THE SECRET OF RUNDOON, which he cowrote with Dave Barry. Pearson lives with his wife and two daughters, div ...more
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