Following the death of his wife and son, Hans Larsson buys a yacht named Future, intending to sail across the Atlantic with his young daughter Jessica En route they meet Penny, a seasoned English skipper, who joins them as crew, and the larger than life Marcel, a Dutch art dealer hiding a secret, along with a stash of drugs on his vintage boat Battling storms, sharks andFollowing the death of his wife and son, Hans Larsson buys a yacht named Future, intending to sail across the Atlantic with his young daughter Jessica En route they meet Penny, a seasoned English skipper, who joins them as crew, and the larger than life Marcel, a Dutch art dealer hiding a secret, along with a stash of drugs on his vintage boat Battling storms, sharks and pirates, Hans and Jessica experience the adventure of a lifetime, until fate intervenes to leave them fighting for survival on an ocean less perilous than the mind .
The Drift Following the death of his wife and son Hans Larsson buys a yacht named Future intending to sail across the Atlantic with his young daughter Jessica En route they meet Penny a seasoned English skip
I was living in Hong Kong when Chris Thrall s first book Eating Smoke came out and became something of a sensation over there It is a cracking read so I was excited to hear about The Drift I bought it just before going to Portugal last week, thinking it would be the perfect holiday read The only snag was that it was so gripping, I d read over half of it on the plane journey over and finished it on the second day.Hans Larsson is a likeable protagonist a tough, ex military American planning to sai [...]
Amazingly detailed and gripping thriller with a strong sense of love and loss Chris Thrall has created a compelling hero in Hans Larsson Thrall writes about the sea with a depth of knowledge and an overwhelming degree of experience Throughout the book, he weaves an intricate plot populated with intriguing characters like Penny, Marcel and Innes, and leads you forward with edge of your seat action The heart of the book is the relationship between Hans and his 7 year old daughter Jessica , which m [...]
I was given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review This is the first book in a new action series by author Chris Thrall Although a bit slow at the start, this story picks up steam in a big way approximately 1 4 of the way through After that, it becomes a fast paced adventure that doesn t stop until the very last page I recommend it for fans of adventure fiction, especially adventure set at sea Reading the author s bio, I can quickly understand why he s so efficient [...]
Dude s wife and son have died horribly, so he takes his small daughter on a yacht trip, where everything goes horribly During the trip Dude hooks up with the Nanny, a character whom I really liked This book started off as problematic for me The set up contained with two things I really do not enjoy 1, the dead wife and child backstory just don t do it Your characters should be stand alone interesting, they shouldn t have to rely on past trauma to make them so I got the impression that Thrall is [...]
At the beginning, I didn t feel drawn to the story It wasn t really going anywhere, and for me there were too many descriptions of things that weren t key to the plot, making the reading a bit slow However, it was later on when it finally got a hold on me as things began to occur I couldn t stop reading, I desperately wanted to know what was going to happen And what a cliffhanger that end was Sadly, I cannot give it than three stars But I will, without a doubt, read the next book of the Larsson [...]
Have not read this author before, but I will certainly read the next book in the series The Drift kept me engaged and turning pages to the very end an end which I did not see coming Definitely will be keeping an eye on this author and this series.
In The Drift, author Chris Thrall s masterfully crafted imagery pieces together an intricate puzzle until a Melvillian adventure comes into focus Several lives from the USA, Japan, Africa and England converge on the Atlantic Ocean, but you aren t sure how until the very end Then you realize that the tale has only just begun In one of the best cliffhangers to a sequel I ve ever read, The Drift will get you hooked on Hans Larsson, private investigator, so you want to know everything about him and [...]
Frustrating I cannot believe that the perfect daughter of this wonderful man took the most vital equipment out of the emergency bag to play with She is a paragon of virtue but much of the story is the result of her childish foolishness She wouldn t have done it.If she was one of mine she d have been shark bait the first day There are several interesting sub plots in the story, so the author has given himself plenty of future openings for a story, although personally I would have liked to see the [...]
4.3 5 From 1 4 of the book onward the story didn t leave the back of my mind until the very end I want