Black Swan

Black Swan

A Sam Acquillo Mystery

Book - 2011
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A sudden storm drives Sam, Amanda, and their sailboat into harbor at Fishers Island. The owner of the Black Swan, a small hotel, reluctantly gives them lodging. When a fellow lodger dies in circumstances that suggest a killer in their midst, Sam must ferret out the corporate secrets behind the murder.

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Sailing back from Maine, Sam Acquillo, the hero of four Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mysteries from Permanent Press, his girlfriend Amanda Anselma and screwball mutt Eddie Van Halen get blown off course by a dangerous gale. With damaged boat and frayed nerves, they limp into the closest harbor, which happens to be on Fishers Island, NY, a distant and altogether disassociated scrap of Long Island. A summer preserve for the oldest old money in America, and defended by year-round denizens who safeguard their island's insularity with xenophobic fervor, Sam and Amanda are hardly welcomed with open arms. Unless they're the arms of the young and beautiful Anika Fey, daughter of the owner of the Black Swan, the island's only hotel, who's only too eager to fold Sam into her embrace. But feminine wiles aren't the only hazard faced by Sam and his crew. They're soon swept up in big-money intrigue, dark conspiracy, brutality, murder and the machinations of high-tech millionaires, to say nothing of the autumn storms that lash the island with wind and wave. In the years since losing everything, Sam has fought his way back, to an existence that even he believes is worth preserving. And now, bad timing and a broken rudder could result in the greatest loss of all-his life.



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Sailing back from Maine, Sam Acquillo, the hero of four Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mysteries from Permanent Press, his girlfriend Amanda Anselma and screwball mutt Eddie Van Halen get blown off course by a dangerous gale. With damaged boat and frayed nerves, they limp into the closest harbor, which happens to be on Fishers Island, NY, a distant and altogether disassociated scrap of Long Island. A summer preserve for the oldest old money in America, and defended by year-round denizens who safeguard their island’s insularity with xenophobic fervor, Sam and Amanda are hardly welcomed with open arms. Unless they’re the arms of the young and beautiful Anika Fey, daughter of the owner of the Black Swan, the island’s only hotel, who’s only too eager to fold Sam into her embrace. But feminine wiles aren’t the only hazard faced by Sam and his crew. They’re soon swept up in big-money intrigue, dark conspiracy, brutality, murder and the machinations of high-tech millionaires, to say nothing of the autumn storms that lash the island with wind and wave. In the years since losing everything, Sam has fought his way back, to an existence that even he believes is worth preserving. And now, bad timing and a broken rudder could result in the greatest loss of all. His life.

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& Taylor

After Sam Acquillo and his grilfriend are forced to land their sailboat on Fisher island and stay at the Black Swan hotel, a former business partner of the hotel's owner is mysteriously murdered and Sam investigates a corporate secret which may have led to the murder.

Publisher: Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781579622169
157962216X
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY KNOPF...C
Characteristics: 304 pages

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Jan 18, 2016

I pretty much concur with the review from Feb 2014:
Unlike most, it actually was written fairly well, & will keep your attention (i.e. "good airplane read"), but it REALLY falls apart at the end. This is mostly due to the implausibility, which the author seems to "triple down" on, at the end. It also still has the usual PC points, though less than some, and the self-deprecating male hero.

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stewstealth
Feb 25, 2014

This book is the 5th in the series with this character. Though the narrative and characterizations are done well enough, the whole plot is rather implausible. Fine for an airplane read.

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