Crackdown by Bernard Cornwell


byBernard Cornwell

Kobo ebook | November 2, 2006

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The dreams of an idle life in the paradise of the Bahamas are shattered when the discovery of a derelict, bullet-ridden yacht brings in the local police and the drug-runners. Nick Breakspear, desperate to escape his famous parentage, invalided out of the Marines, was heading only for peace, but the quixotic impulse makes him take up a challenge - and a lucrative offer - and he allows himself to be hired, for a private war, by a smooth-talking US presidential candidate. And it is the skills drawn from his depised father's world that will enable him to survive.

Title:CrackdownFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141929227

ISBN - 13:9780141929224

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever, fast moving plot. This is a departure from the 'usual' Bernard Cornwell historical novel. "Crackdown" really shows the versatility of the writer with a very well developed plot in a modern setting and peopled with interesting characters. The plot is straight forward but with enough twists to keep the reader firmly in its grip. To be honest, I was a bit leery about trying this book because of the modern setting. I'm a huge fan of all of CornweIl's historical fiction, especially the Warrior's Chronicles, that feature such a strong main character in Uhtred. However, once I got into Crackdown, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2015-01-10