Wednesday, November 12, 2014

{Review} FLEETING CHANCE by Sherban Young

ISBN #: 978-1500656676
Page Count: 242
Copyright: August 28, 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

(Taken from book flap)

The world's most celebrated semiretired detective is back, this time for some cards, cruising and criminal investigation. In his fourth adventure, Enescu Fleet encounters treachery on and off the high seas. Along the way, he raises the stakes with a little hidden treasure, and goes all in on a mystery that will plumb the depths of his past.

The puzzle pieces keep piling up, and so do the corpses. Does the best in the game have what it takes - or could he end up a sunken Fleet?

Charlene's Review:

Enescu Fleet and John Hathaway are together again. This time, invited onto a yacht to play an innocent game of poker. Of course, nothing is ever simple with Enescu Fleet. With shouts of "man overboard!" Johnny and Enescu are, once again, in a fight for their lives as they follow the clues and race for a treasure.

I have reviewed several of Mr. Young’s books, 4 in the Enescu Fleet series, and I have to say, it doesn’t get old, or repetitive. Mr. Young’s writing is droll and charming, and the flippant observations made by Johnny during times of duress mimic a humorous ADD sufferer.

Enescu is always gentlemanly, and careful in planning, oftentimes, waiting to the last chapter to wrap up the story, which leaves plenty of possibilities for the reader to mull over. The way in which multiple murders are kept as almost a side to the story of the characters is a testament to the many layers to Mr. Young’s story.

This is not your typical mystery series. This is a series of stories about eccentric, likable characters that happens to have a mystery contained inside. I will, once more, applaud Mr. Sherban Young for an intelligent, entertaining story. I highly recommend this series to all. 5 out of 5 stars!

*A physical copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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