The Pirate, Part II: The Kingpin

Rated 5.00/5 based on 19 reviews
The Coast Guard loans Jack Turner to the DEA for a sting operation. As Jack heads to Puerto Rico, Wendy runs away from home in LA and heads east to Key West. All the while a murderous Miami drug kingpin is trying to ensnare Jack in a blackmail scheme. Will Jack live long enough to see Wendy and their baby? Be sure to read The Pirate, Part I: The Traitor. It's free on all eReaders More

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About Malcolm Torres

Malcolm Torres is the author of several novels including Sailors Take Warning and Sailors Delight. He also writes The Sea Adventure Collection, an ongoing series of stories about life aboard ships at sea and adventures in ports of call around the world. Many book reviewers have commented on Malcolm's ability to write vivid and gritty sea stories that put the reader right into the action alongside interesting characters.

After serving in the US Navy, Malcolm earned a Bachelors Degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has worked in diverse career fields, including mechanic aboard the USS Enterprise, German-Jewish delicatessen cook, high school English teacher, microelectronics factory worker and renewable energy project manager.

Malcolm's writing has appeared in the Viking Monthly, the Colorado Daily and High Times Magazine. He is a scuba diver, a sailor of small boats, a mountain bike rider and an avid downhill skier. He lives with his family in the forest outside Portland, Oregon.

You can contact Malcolm through his website: Be sure to subscribe to his twice-annual newsletter, and look for his upcoming podcast: Lost at Sea with Malcolm Torres.

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Review by: RockySlattery on Sep. 27, 2018 :
The first part of this trilogy is free. I was hooked after reading it.
The 2nd and 3rd parts were worth the $2 each I paid for them. My only complaint is I'd like to have this in paperback. A good read.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
Review by: Mr Keef, Sr on June 25, 2018 :
This story is written right down the bones with characters I greatly cared about and plenty of action. This author, Torres, knows how to write a good story, highly recommended.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
Review by: Steve Snyder on June 19, 2018 :
I liked this book but it is not my favorite by this author. His book that I like the best is Sailors Take Warning because it blended horror and sci-fi aboard an aircraft carrier at sea. This book, The Pirate, is more a crime thriller with comedy and romance. I still give this 5-stars though, for originality and good writing style.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Review by: Pops on June 12, 2018 :
So far this series is like a one-two punch, but not punches like a fight. The first book THE TRAITOR lands a shot to your brain and sets up the story, and this second part THE KINGPIN hits your heart, because the characters (who I started liking a lot) are now in action. It seems they are all going in different directions, but somehow I sense there will be a major conflict in the third book BIG DADDY. I wonder if this will end at 3 or will there be more?
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: ballerjuice on June 10, 2018 :
Once again, Malcolm Torres, has written a great sea story that moves quickly from set up to action and conflict. The characters are very original yet you feel you know them, and best of all: As the action picks up, you feel like you are inside a slow motion car crash. The chapters are short, each one drives the plot forward. Each new bit of action builds on the 3 or 4 main characters so we know them better and we are surprised by their actions. Almost from the first page of this series, we see this major conflict coming together. I found it impossible to put this book down. Malcolm Torres is, in my humble opinion, the best person (and most genuine) writing sea stories today.

One thing I would like to add is this: As an old Navy guy who made a few Med cruises back in the 90s, I have had many experiences that most other people have never had and will never have. I've moved on from that life, the life of a sailor, but it's still a part of me. I think about ships and sailors and sea stories all the time, but there is rarely anyone to share those memories with any more. And this is the reason I like reading the stories written by Malcolm Torres, because he writes about ships and sailors. He doesn't write about politics and super high technology weapons and international spies, he writes about sailors who risk their lives, get in trouble, fall in love, travel to exotic places, have real adventures and it's all real.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
Review by: jellyroll5000 on April 27, 2018 :
Excellent main character and the plot never lets up.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Review by: lkramer09 on April 25, 2018 :
Good, tight plot. Believable characters. Fast moving.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Larry_T on April 24, 2018 :
Solid writing in this crime thriller kept the pages turning.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: BSmitty222 on April 18, 2018 :
I read this in two days. Would have read it in one day but I had to sleep so I could go to work in the morning. As soon as I finished read this, started reading part 3 the same day. The voice telling the story and the story itself, sucked me in and would not let go. I had very mixed feelings over the main character, and was very happy he redeemed himself in the end.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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