Sea-going adventure keeps you turning pages

July 16, 2009

Bobz Book Reviews

“Blindfold Game,”
by Dana Stabenow

“Blindfold Game” has been out for three years now, but if you’re looking for a good read and a glimpse of life in some new places, find it and take it to the beach.

The bulk of the action takes place aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Bering Sea. That’s that cold and rough-water part of the Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Russia, and Dana Stabenow’s thriller puts readers right into the salty spray.

The scene: Terrorists are taking aim at an Alaskan city with a rocket filled with deadly chemical substance.

CIA agent Hugh Rincon and his off-at-sea-too-often Coast Guard officer wife Sara both get pulled into the effort to prevent the attack.

It’s only partly romance, but a better-than-average yarn. Stabenow’s an Alaska native, so her descriptions of her home state include an authentic love of the land.

Landlubbers will enjoy learning something about life at sea and an arm of our services that doesn’t get all that much ink. — bz
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Bob is the Client Products Manager for the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. A 42-year veteran of the Catholic Press, he is the former Associate Publisher of The Catholic Spirit. You can follow him on twitter or email him at zyskowskir@archspm.org.

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