Port City Shakedown

Port City Shakedown This first book in a new series is set in and around the Portland Maine waterfront It introduces Brandon Blake a loner who lives on his old wooden cruiser Raised by his alcoholic grandmother after

  • Title: Port City Shakedown
  • Author: Gerry Boyle
  • ISBN: 9780892727957
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This first book in a new series is set in and around the Portland, Maine, waterfront It introduces Brandon Blake, a loner who lives on his old wooden cruiser Raised by his alcoholic grandmother after his mother was lost at sea, Blake learned to depend on himself During an assignment for a law enforcement class, Blake gets involved in a fight and is marked for payback byThis first book in a new series is set in and around the Portland, Maine, waterfront It introduces Brandon Blake, a loner who lives on his old wooden cruiser Raised by his alcoholic grandmother after his mother was lost at sea, Blake learned to depend on himself During an assignment for a law enforcement class, Blake gets involved in a fight and is marked for payback by a soon to be released convict Meanwhile, questions surface about his mother s disappearance.

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    • First Sentence: It was a little after five on a cold afternoon in May. Brandon Blake never knew his father, his mother died when he was four, he has been taking care of his alcoholic grandmother and himself since he was 10. He lives on an old wooden Chris Craft in Portland Harbour, is putting himself through college one class at a time paying cash, wants to be a cop and rides along as an intern. One ride along results in Brandon becoming the target of a violent ex-con. His grandmother sees a man [...]

    • The start of a new series (with a new publisher, Down East Books) for Boyle, Port City Shakedown is not up to the standard of Boyle's Jack McMorrow series. Though entertaining and possessed of good local color (Portland, ME waterfront and the Greater Portland area), the first Brandon Blake novel lacks the depth of characterization and resonant plotting of the author's earlier books. Perhaps the series will mature and develop more in future volumes. Boyle still has a gift for dialogue and pacing, [...]

    • The Maine background is convincing and Brandon is appealing, but the McMorrow series is grittier and drew me in more. I'm disappointed in the number of copyediting errors in the book. Downeast touts itself as a quality publisher; to me this carelessness is unacceptable and does the writer a huge disservice.

    • A pleasurable surprise how good a read this mystery/thriller was for me. As a Maine resident, I have well appreciated Boyle's series featuring Maine reporter Jack McMorrow, whose empathy for ordinary people in trouble pits him against a nice array of criminals with a rural Maine backdrop. Here he introduces a new protagonist, 20-something Brandon Blake, who lives on a cabin cruiser while working in a boatyard on Portland's harbor and studies criminology part time at college. The typical Yankee s [...]

    • Port City Shakedown: A Brandon Blake Crime Novel is the newest book by Gerry Boyle and in it he casts a new character, Brandon Blake, a young college student in the primary role. The novel is set in Main where Brandon lives on a boat, and old wooden Chris Craft, which brings in a wealth of experiences that enliven the story line and the setting. Brandon wants to be a cop and during his quest finds himself he becomes the focus of a violent ex-con. He has been raised by his grandmother, who had pr [...]

    • Gerry Boyle leads you through a series of events that makes this an intriguing interesting novel. It starts slowly when he brings together a local street punk that was just released from the Portland, Maine jail and a group of overseas sailors that left town with Brandon Blake's mother, Nikki, seventeen years prior. Brandon is presently a Portland Police Officer and these past events lead them on a collision course leaving the reader with mind altering conclusions on what's around the next bend. [...]

    • A solid effort. Good not great. Brandon Blake is a likable character and one that shows potential. This book was a little roundabout and with a lot of stuff going on so at times if really felt bogged down. I'm not sure I found the premise very believable but the writing is good and all of the sailing and boating off the coast of Maine made me homesick. I'll be looking for the next book in this series soon.

    • This is the first is the new series of Gerry Boyle books. It was pretty good but I have not warmed up to the main charater like I did with the Jack McMorrow series. Who knows, maybe I will in time.

    • This is my first Gerry Boyle book but not my last. I loved this book. It was fast paced, likable characters and a good story. I am ready for the next Brandon Blake installment. I received this from LibraryThing Early Reviewer for an honest review.

    • A solid mystery steeped in the damp salt of Portland, Maine. Suitably salty without overpowering the story, Boyle creates a layered plot and rich, compelling characters, especially protagonist Brandon Blake. It's fresh and interesting and artfully dodges clich├ęs.

    • Interesting character development at the start of the book. I don't usually read crime fiction so this was a departure for me. I did have a hard time with the author's use of clipped, half sentences but that is a stylistic element some may like. I liked the local Portland setting.

    • Fun book to read for anyone living in southern New England, or anyone who likes a quick mystery. Not the most densely plotted or trickiest mystery, but one with a great sense of place and a main character you can take an interest in.

    • A solid read. Not as good of some of the McMorrow books but a good effort nonetheless.

    • Gerry Boyle's first use of Brandon Blake and he's great. Enjoyed the Portland ,Maine vernacular and the sites around the city. Good fast moving plot, too!

    • Interesting. Well Done.

    • Didn't expect the outcome of events.I would recommend.

    • John Wintersteen

      (May 31, 2020 - 03:07 AM)

      Recommended by Bill January 2015. There's a second book too. Looks like he had another series going currently.

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