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Red Herring (Charlie Noble Mystery #1)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When an ex-Coast Guard officer, turned private investigator, searches for a man most believe is behind a plot to bomb an oil refinery, he steps into a dangerous web of intrigue involving corporate greed, Homeland Security, and murder. Honor, courage, and determination help him unravel the truth.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by PageFree Publishing, Inc.
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Charlie Noble is a retired Coast Guard officer who sets up in Bellingham, WA as a PI and immediately gets involved in a complicated case of environmental terrorism. Charlie lives on his boat, has been a widower for five years. But within the length of a few chapters Charlie is involved with a white Fairhaven art gallery owner, a black journalist and a half Indian Coast Guard officer. He also gets shot at multiple times, is chased in a kayak by some mercenary ex-Navy Seals, drives to Seattle two ...more
Jan 28, 2012 Jim rated it 3 of 5 stars
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“Red Herring” is a mystery with a maritime theme set in and around Bellingham, Washington and the nearby San Juan Islands featuring former Coast Guard Commander turned P.I., Charlie Noble. Noble is hired to locate a missing professor of environmental science. The professor’s boat had been found without him in it, running on autopilot, loaded with explosives and aimed at an oil refinery dock. Charlie finds himself in the middle of a complicated situation that everyone seems to want him not to loo ...more
Richard Montgomery
The Bellingham area background was an enjoyable part of this book. Bellingham Station is an outstanding facility and our USCG is most appreciated. I look forward to upcoming books in this series. I would like to see a movie production with Mr. Morgan Freeman as Charlie Noble.
nautical setting in San Juans/Bellingham is fun.
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Clyde W. Ford was born in New York City. He graduated from Wesleyan University, Western States Chiropractic College, and the Psychosynthesis Institute of New York. Clyde has taught Swahili at Columbia University, African American history at Western Washington University, and, somatic psychology at the Institut für Angewandte Kinesiologie in Freiburg, Germany. Clyde’s published works inclu
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