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Precious Cargo Charlie Noble former Coast Guard officer turned marine PI is back This time he is hot on the trail of a human trafficking scheme that begins in Mexicoand ends in murder Still reeling from the untimely death of his wife Charlie begins to warm to the idea of a second chance at true love with new girlfriend Kate Sullivan These plans are uickly docked when boating friends Marvin and Angela Baynes come to him with a horrifying discovery—the body of an unidentified young woman impaled on the flukes of their boat anchor The Bayneses themselves lost a child years ago No stranger to loss Charlie finds it impossible not to help them—even though it could mean putting his new romance in jeopardy Charlie enlists a friend Raven a Native American salvage diver Together the pair plunge beneath the waters of Puget Sound to seek out any clues about the identity of the dead woman and how she wound up there But they find bodies instead—all young all female all Hispanic Soon Charlie finds himself navigating a course that leads him through the choppy waters of transporting human cargo and right into the seedy underworld of the Northwest’s sex trade With its fresh nautical flavor riveting mystery and incredible depth of humanity Precious Cargo is a winner from Clyde Ford that is truly uniue—and compulsively readable While reading Precious Cargo you can go online to the book’s website wwwclydefordcomonsceneaspx click on any place name from the book and fly there with Google Earth Once there you can have any number of multimedia interactive experiences listen to the author read from the book watch a video interview featuring Clyde learn about the locations and even see live webcam footage  


10 thoughts on “Precious Cargo

  1. Glen Glen says:

    A couple of boating friends finds a dead body impaled on their anchor and hire Pi Charlie Noble to find out who it is He starts poking around and finds a bunch of other dead bodies and human traffickingNot bad but not memorable


  2. Jim Jim says:

    There's a new at least to me dimension on the block now Author Clyde Ford mentioned that he had hooked up his book to Google Earth 3D Not only that but you here him reading the book too at least with IE7 I didn't get everything to work with Firefox 3 or IE8 beta Wow It's awesomeHis book is a murder mystery takes place around Seattle With Google earth you can zoom in actually see not only where the action is taking place but the buildings that are there everything He has a great reading voice too His website is once you get in there look for the blue OnScene link on the right It is really worth the trip I just finished reading it it's a good thriller A bit too politically correct I didn't care that much for the bit of mysticism but overall it was a good read with believable characters a good plot We knew who the bad guys were pretty early on but so did our hero he had his work cut out for him trying to prove his point I thought he went a bit too far without a good reason but it wasn't terribly done made for a good wind up 35 stars with a bit extra thrown in for the web site him being new to me I'll look for his other books


  3. Matthew Matthew says:

    I enjoyed this bookHowever general readers be warned I am particularly biaseda I know the author and his passion for boating comes through on the printed page and it added to my enjoyment of the workb This book is set in Bellingham WA where I live as does the author So the settings and locations pop off the pages in ways that I appreciate but that might not translate to othersIn general this is a fun pulpy murder mystery with a nautical theme set in the Pacific Northwest So if you are looking for a book with those characteristics definitely give this a read I have bought copies for several of my friends who boat in the region It is not spectacular literature but is fun


  4. Trish Trish says:

    A contender for Canada Reads 2018 this book is an extraordinary true tale by author Craig Davidson The story follows his year driving the short bus and chronicles how his evolving relationship with these special needs children changed his own life


  5. Sarah Burroughs Sarah Burroughs says:

    Maritime murder mystery out of Bellingham and in the northwest waters Writer gets how to make it an easy read and page turner The Who done it wasn’t what I expected in the end Great read Found this on my shelf and didn’t know I had it Was great to fill stay at home order time


  6. Cym Lowell Cym Lowell says:

    Imagine being on a fishing expedition with your sweetheart on a peaceful stretch of the Strait of Juan de Fuca When you are done with the joys of the evening and lift the anchor the dead body of a woman is impaled on the flukes of the anchorWhat would you do? Clyde Ford called Charlie Noble a former Coast Guard officer who has become a marine PI Charlie has other thoughts in mind for his time specifically with his own new ladyfriend Kate Sullivan But he wants to assist the couple who actually discovered the bodyOur hero engages a Native American diver Raven who has relationships with nautical and nature people all around the waterways In the course of the adventure it is discovered that the young lady who became a submerged corpse was ensnared in the sex trade beginning in Mexico and ending in Pacific Northwest The bad guys from Texas come into the peaceful waterways in a huge yacht that looks like it should have been in the harbors on Monte Carlo for its parties not the inlets of these straits Clyde Ford writes an excellent engaging and easily readable story Against the background of murder in the human trafficking business and beauty of the natural settings the romance of Charlie and Kate is an endearing story all in its own Two people with their own lives lived before meeting have their own needs which they struggle to comes to grips with as Charlie engages in the life and death struggle to solve the crime At least one of the struggles has a clever and charming twist so silence is best on thisI read the book straight through fascinated with what would happen to the lovers and the unfolding of the central mysteryA hearty recommendation for a fine story written by a world class author


  7. Loopyloo100 Loopyloo100 says:

    African American Charlie Noble loves his boat The Noble Lady as well as his lady friend Kate He is hired by Marvin and Angela who pull up an unwanted lady from the bottom of the seabed Having lost their own daughter they ask Charlie to investigate and find out how this lady came to be there Charlie takes on the challenge and finds himself in many dangerous situations but is helped by Raven a Native AmericanFor a thriller I found this an extremely laid back read and an enjoyable one too I was really surprised that as the story was always moving that I could find the story so laidback however maybe it was the way that Clyde wrote the character of Charlie I loved the watery theme of this thriller too and it certainly gave it a different slant than many other of the thrillers that I have read lately It’s certainly left me feeling like a boat trip; however I’d give the bullets a miss


  8. Joe Carter Joe Carter says:

    Precious cargo the story started off just right the dead body being found hooked on a neighbors anchor The neighbors asking Charlie Noble to find out whom she was and why was she killed the investigation into the mystery even started off right but then Clyde Ford went off into the Noble Lady I think he put too much effort into the boat I think he should have put into the villains of the story I couldn’t take it any I didn’t even finish it I wanted to though but it was like I was forcing myself to read through page after page of boring repetitious detail of the Nobel Lady The gun play was also boring ok that’s enough about this book hope the next one will be better


  9. Douglas Douglas says:

    I first met Clyde Ford at SeaBreeze Bookstore in San Diego in 2007 We were both on a book signing tour and traded books Clyde writes a nautical mystery series set in the Northwest where I write about Mexico and Southern California He writes well his characters are believable and his descriptions of life in the boating community in that part of the world are accurate If you like a good sea yarn pick up one of his mysteries; you won’t be disappointed


  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    Enjoyable uick read Takes place in Bellingham which made it super cool to be able to say hey i've been there and the bad guy is involved in the Chuckanut Ridge Development so it's really super easy to hate him


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