Death Echo (St. Kilda Consulting #5)
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell cuts a new edge in suspense with a thrilling tale of passion and international intrigue.
Emma Cross abandoned the blood, guilt, and tribal wars of CIA life for the elite security consulting firm St. Kilda's. Now she's tracking the yacht Blackbird, believed to be carrying a lethal cargo that will destroy a major Americ...more
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Very little story, too much talk boring talk between the two main characters (a male and female stuck unexpectedly together aboard a yacht) and just an overall boring novel.
I think that the author found a subject ( ...more
The plot had great potential, but the book ended up being just plain boring. The "action" part of the book is all talk but NO ACTION. And all the talk is about BOATS and YACHTS. Reading this book was like reading a manual on operating heavy machinery (boats:)), and i wonder how this was not an issue with everyone > 20 pages at a time about how the engine "purrs", how the ropes are tied, how to navigate it through still and stormy wat ...more
Emma Cross is a former CIA agent now working for St. Kilda’s, an elite private investigation firm. She’s been working on a case involving insurance fraud with stolen yachts, tracking a yacht called Blackbird. When she finds out the intended cargo is going to be used to destroy an American city within the next seven da ...more
Elizabeth Lowell writes great books that you probably won't remember. They are entertaining, action-packed and well written. They just aren't all that unique. There are a lot of people who write books in this genre and to stand out an author needs to do something really special.
Some might think this is some sort of sacrilege but I would put Elizabeth Lowell in the same league as Tom Clancy. Very entertaining but they're not books I'm going to be talking about in a month.
Emma an operator for ...more
Totally different than all the other Elizabeth Lowell novels I have read: lots less romance (sex) and much more action. She is so good at this type of writing style! I didn't miss the steamy parts much because there was always something happening.
Lowell masters whatever topic her novel revolves around ... in the past art heists, precious gems and now stolen yachts. Almost all the action happened on the water and it was so ...more
With some arm-twisting, St. Kilda and Emma are tracking a yacht named Blackbird ...more
A former CIA agent, and a mighty effective one, Emma Cross had enough of hair breadth escapes. So, she joined St. Kilda's Consulting believing some private investigating would be a piece of cake. Readers of the mega best selling Elizabeth Lowell know that's never going to happen.
We find Emma gripping “the round chromed bars of the pitching Zodiac's radar bridge...” Zodiac is a small rubber craft tossing its way across Puget Sound as she tracks Blackbird, a yacht which is a twin of another ship ...more
Mac's nightmare past in Afghanistan was well-told. His character is identifiable as one of the good guys - whether he thinks so or not. Emma's past is also well-told and paints her as a dedicated woman. While their initial meeting doesn't go well, the emotional attachment and trust develops steadily ...more
Death Echo's conflict is driven by Em ...more
The one thing, I think, that sets Lowell's romantic suspense novels above those of several other authors, is that she actually spends a good deal of effort on the suspense part. The plots, while a touch fantastical, are always quite plausible and very grounded in the here and now. Her international troubles seem very possible to anyone who keeps abreast of current news. Her heroes and heroines ...more
This one is no exception. What I did like: The premise was good, very topical. I liked both Emma and Mac. The chemistry between the two was believable. I liked the speed of the book. If flowed very well and were no scratching the head moments (at least not for me). The balance between the suspense and romance were also good.
What I didn't ...more