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Stormchild Hardcover – Sep 1 1994

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Exciting Nautical Thriller!! April 2 2005
By Serene Night - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Stormchild is the story of a British boatyard owner Tim Blackburn. When his wife is killed by a bomb, the police suspect Tim's estranged daughter of the crime. (His daughter, Nicole ran away several years earlier with the Manson-like leader of an eco-terrorist group).

Tim, determined to find his daughter and deliver the news of his wife's death joins forces with a ditzy vegan reporter. Together they cut their ties to society and travel the oceans tracking Nicole. I really enjoyed Stormchild. I've read quite a few of Cornwell's historical novels and have enjoyed the blend of action and history. This novel was a refreshing change from his historical works.

Two things about this book I didn't care for. Tim's relationship with the reporter bugged me. Not a big fan of older man, younger woman relationships. Also, I felt the ending was a little too Rambo-esque for me. Up until the end, Tim had behaved logically and used logic to solve problems. I wish Cornwell had continued this theme through the end. It seemed a little silly for him to suddenly become the Terminator at the end of the book.

I would like to see a sequel to this novel. Tim and his girlfriend were fun protagonists.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
OK Thriller Nov. 23 2005
By Mr. Lu. - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Cornwell deviates one more time from his Historical Fiction trademark novels and offers us a thriller. The results are mixed, the book is very well researched and written as are his historical ones. On the other side the story is formulaic and predictable, there is no real mystery here. There is one female character that gets increasingly annoying as the story progresses, and her relationship with the main character is forced and out of place.

This will not go down as a classic as many of his other books may but if you need an airplane ride or something for a quiet evening `Stormchild' will do the trick.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
You MAY like this book if you are into boats & sailing Aug. 4 2013
By Jane Mahan - Published on
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If you are into sailing or are familiar with boating terms & structure, you may like this book. But for me, it was a struggle from the first page to continue reading - the 4 in the 'sailing' group simply are paragraph after paragraph of sailing terms, boat terms, sea terms. I could not believe it was a Cornwell book. My eyes have been opened, & they burn from the salt water contained on every page.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Keeps you turning pages. Oct. 30 2007
By Jeff G. - Published on
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A nice easy read that keeps your attention. I am the type of person that lays a book down and never picks it up, not this book.
Worth the price, and a nice book to hand over to the next person.
Five Stars July 3 2014
By joseph j russo - Published on
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Great story couldn't put it down.

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