White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite #Review #Thriller #Suspense #Mystery #Amazon

Book Review


This is one of those book you’ll read in a day! 

Plague Ship: 

*Carried either the dead or people dying with an infectious disease so as not to infect other members of society. Said ships had ways of identifying themselves to passing ships so they knew not to make contact with the vessel. They were often set on fire to effectively eliminate the disease.

White Water, Black Death (Release Date: September 5, 2017)

“A cruise ship is the perfect target for a biological attack”. These are the chilling words emailed to the Seaborne Symphony in the mid-Atlantic.

Magazine editor Geneva Jones has been sent on the trans-Atlantic cruise to help secure a major advertising agreement from the CEO of the cruise line Rachel Atkinson, but her efforts to win her over are curtailed by a mysterious crew death. Geneva suspects foul play. Rachel insists its suicide. A former investigative journalist, Geneva can’t resist digging deeper, but what she finds is far more devastating. There’s an Ebola outbreak on the ship, everyone is trapped aboard and Rachel is trying to keep it secret.

Geneva knows enough about Ebola to be terrified, but she’s also onto the biggest story of her career. As panic surges through the ship, she becomes fixated on a single question. How was the virus brought aboard? The answer is worse than she could have imagined, and the greatest exposé she’ll ever get, if she can only prove it.

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My Thoughts…

Wow! What a thrilling book!

Be prepared to read this one in one sitting because you wont be able to put it down. It would break the spell. The action starts on the first few pages and doesn’t let up AT ALL!

Taking a cruise has never been on my list of things to do. The only time I’ve ever entertained the idea was when thinking about cruising through icy, arctic waters (I really want to go to Greenland one day). Honestly, the thought of spending a week in a tiny, lurching hotel room, holds zero appeal to me. Not to mention, how easily illness spreads aboard a cruise ship. (*Shudders)

Now that I know they also make excellent targets for terrorism, I’m pretty sure I’ll never take one.

After reading this book, you may never want to take a cruise again. It’s that good! Think of every plague book or apocalypse movie you’ve watched and read. Now move that horror, panic, and chaos aboard a ship where you can’t escape. Chilling right?

“White Water, Black Death” moves lightning fast, has tons of action, suspense, and terror. I love that the beginning starts like a murder mystery but quickly evolves into something so much bigger.

Additionally, the writing is excellent and well-researched, and the ending will leave you dumbfounded. Seriously, it’s a doozy of a twist.

I really enjoyed it and I happily recommend it to all sorts of readers.

Well… perhaps you shouldn’t read it if you regularly enjoy taking cruises 😉

Rating… A

About the Author

Shaun Ebelthite was born in Namibia, raised in South Africa and educated in Dubai in the Middle East where he is a maritime and cruise journalist. He has been covering all aspects of ocean transport for more than five years and runs the Middle East’s foremost online cruise magazine. He has had two children’s books published, and is now branching out into a new genre with his first thriller.

Shaun Ebelthite


11 thoughts on “White Water, Black Death by Shaun Ebelthite #Review #Thriller #Suspense #Mystery #Amazon

  1. That sounds crazy completely horrific! I never thought of cruise ships being targets for bio warfare. But it makes sense. Target a large container carrying vast amounts of people from all parts of the country. Scary stuff. I will check this novel out.

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