Tuesday 19 March 2019

Blue Fin Review

Alaskan action -adventure, danger, romance After some summer employment? Alaska seemed like a nice place for adventure and easy work. As "Stream Guard for Alaska Fish and Game the job looked great. 

Fifteen men lost in the last five years did not frighten these two adventurous souls.They soon learn why living 250 miles and among Alaska's wildlife could be hazardous to human life. Two visiting young ladies adds a bit of fun, but at a price...what could go wrong? 

Want an Alaskan adventure...try this one!

Raymond Hegsted was Born in Juneau, Alaska and raised by a truck driving Dad. Joined the Army on voluntary draft and served with 4th infantry Regimental Intelligence and Reconnaissance reaching the rank of corporal.

He spent time living and working in Italy where he also got the chance to travel to many other European countries. After returning to America he helped develop a computerized scheduling system for the Oklahoma Scheduling Department.

After ten years of marriage ended in divorce he was sent to Ohio to head up corporate scheduling. Here he married second wife, Dr. Glena Louise Hegstad (A Montessori teacher). He then took early retirement, started and managed 5 different Montessori Daycare Schools (three of them in Flagstaff, Arizona under the name of The GlenMar Corporation).

Raymond wrote his first book at the age of sixty-one.  His wife got her Doctorate in education and he wrote books. He love writing! One of the reasons he decided to write was "I got tired of seeing ever one else on TV; I was vicariously living their life and not my own. Everyone had a story...share yours." He and his wife and have enjoyed many years with their four+one children…one child adopted them. They have been happily married for many years.

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4 out of 5 Stars

This book is about 2 friends and their adventure in the Alaskan Wilderness. The wild animals and illness are not the only perils they face. Someone is trying to kill them! 

This book was a really enjoyable read, there is adventure, action, and heart pumping terror! The twists, particularly at the end, were almost completely unexpected. The characters were easy to relate to and the story flowed fairly well.  

The things I struggled with; The beginning, while well written, was a bit slow. There were a few details that while interesting did not play into the plot well and took you away from the flow of the story.  The second thing is that the end had a few spots that threw me off, not knowing that I was now reading about someone else in a diffrent location. For the most part, this wasn't a problem so it might have just been my text to speech app jumping around and missing a transition sentence. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good adventure! I really enjoyed it even though I was a bit apprehensive when I first received the ARC. Warnings: There is violence, particularly at the end, and some mild swearing. There is an attraction between the male and female characters but no sex nor anything sexual that needs a warning.

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