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Prepare for a cruise like no other.

When an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strikes Rose of the Sea, the pleasure cruise becomes a drifting nightmare. Powerless and desperate, the 1,100 passengers and crew must face their new reality: No one is coming to save them.

The first mate. The EMP destroys the captain's pacemaker, killing him in a heartbeat and Gunner McCrae is thrust into the top position. But no amount of training could prepare him for the savagery of desperate humans and an unforgiving ocean.

The anchor-woman. Gabrielle Kinsella should be reporting on the headline of the century. Instead she's fighting for her children's lives.

The acrobat. Held captive by a predator as a child, Madeline Jewel found freedom as the ship's acrobatic dancer. But being trapped in an elevator brings her worst fears back to life.

The gambler. Zon Woodrow won his ticket to the cruise in a poker match. With the ship's security system obliterated, Zon turns his attention to the casino's vault. And this time, the house won't win.

As resources dwindle aboard Rose of the Sea, the body count continues to rise. Will ordinary people survive an extraordinary disaster? Or will they drown in darkness?

©2021 Kendall Talbot (P)2021 Tantor

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  • Mrs
  • 11-06-21

Nail biting adventure

Wow what a story! I was hooked from the first few minutes and couldn’t wait to go back to listen to it. The characters are all interesting and relatable, especially Gabby, from a parents point of view! I loved it and can not wait to hear what happens next…

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  • Sally-Ann morgan-smith
  • 10-19-21

Fantastic

I absoloutely loved this book from start to finish , the characters are well written and relatable, each chapter leaves you in suspense and waiting for the next . narration was good and told the story well . if i could give 10 stars i would

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  • Hamish
  • 12-15-21

Bit of a mess

So many plot holes and lack of technical detail. Why did the rear of the ship (yes, 30,000 tonnes is a ship and not a boat) need to constantly be referred to as the back? Are readers too stupid to understand “stern” or “aft”?
I laughed out loud at how poorly written some of this was, and yet I thought the plot and some of the characters were interesting.

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  • Cynthia
  • 10-14-21

Had me in the first 5 minutes.

I just wanted to keep listening to this book!
It is scary to think an EMP strike could actually happen and I think it would make a great movie.
I have been on lots of cruises and I could imagine all the characters being on the ship Rose of the sea.
This was a great book and would recommend it to anyone.