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Black Swan (novel)

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Chris Knopf

A sudden storm drives Sam Acquillo and his girlfriend, Amanda Anselma, and their sailboat into harbor at Fishers Island in Knopf's tense fifth mystery featuring the ex-corporation man turned Long Island carpenter (after 2009's Hard Stop). While … see full wiki

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Author: Chris Knopf
Publisher: Permanent Press
2 reviews about Black Swan (novel)
review by . July 25, 2011
I picked this book up based on it having nothing but good reviews on Amazon and was greatly disappointed. Sam Acquillo and girlfriend Amanda Anselma are forced to dock their boat in a "snobbish" island peopled by folks with a lot of "old money." The locals don't like outsiders and the only hotel (the Black Swan) is run by outsiders who seem ready to close its doors from lack of business.      While Sam waits for parts to repair his boat, he and Amanda …
review by . April 25, 2011
   Black Swan is the fifth of author Chris Knopf’s Sam Acquillo Hamptons mystery series and the first where the action doesn’t actually take place in the Hamptons. As a stand-alone novel it’s a character-driven mystery filled with excitement, sailing, scenery and intrigue, and a great introduction to a really great character and series. Sam is piloting his friend Burton Lewis’s new sailboat home from Maine and takes refuge from a dramatic storm on Fishers Island, …
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