If you ever thought that working on a North Sea Oil Rig might be fun, this book will quickly disabuse you of the notion. Even without the series of catastrophes, both nature-driven and man-made, that hit our engaging medic-turned-investigator, Danny Verity, as soon as he sets foot aboard.
There is a multitude of well written supporting characters and the plot is original and gripping. I also liked the joke contained in the name of the platform. Highly recommended.
- Steve Sheppard, author
The action packed plot and accurate description of the surroundings reminded me of a book written by the late Wilbur Smith. Hungry as the Sea has the same vivid and visceral connection to the sea. Blackwater draws from the isolation, the danger, the hunger of the waves, the weakness of man compared to nature. Then he draws a parallel between the power, the destructive power of technology, the platform itself and the people on the platform. Sea – man – platform. Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. It’s a great read, full of action.
- Cheryl M-M’s Book Blog
A Full-Fat Crime Novel with Non-Stop Action
The writing is muscular — clean, spare, and packed with action and suspense. The book had me gripped throughout. A hugely enjoyable read.
- Loree Westron, author