A Review of Deadrise, a suspense thriller by Robert Blake Whitehill

51vKkDcTmRL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-52,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Deadrise by Robert Blake Whitehill is filled with surprises for Ben Blackshaw.

First, he discovers a sunken speedboat.

Then, to his amazement he discovers that the boat is filled with boxes of gold bars.

But that’s not all he finds in the boat.

Ben must defend the contents of the boxes, both good and evil.

While battling the corrupt NSA operative Maynard Chalk, who is determined to retrieve the gold, Ben discovers that his find has opened up a new world to him.

He knows that he had followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the military and becoming a sniper.

What he doesn’t know is where his father and mother are or have been for the past several years.

During his battle with Chalk, Ben realizes that because the islanders respected his father, they also respect him and his leadership.  They join Ben in his fight against Chalk to protect the gold and their beloved island.

Though this may be Whitehill’s first novel, he has done a terrific job of keeping the reader engaged in a suspenseful, adventurous thriller.

About the Author: 

af09369ef0d80ad8976fce.L._V389918611_SX200_Robert Blake Whitehill is the author of the book Deadrise, a thriller set in the Chesapeake Bay area. Robert was born just outside Salisbury on Maryland’s Eastern Shore peninsula. The family home lay next to the pond that powered a colonial-era relic, the Barren Creek Mill. He grew up sailing the Chesapeake Bay, and one of her most beautiful tributaries, the Chester River.

An early focus on feature screenwriting earned Whitehill film festival wins at the Hudson Valley Film Festival, and the Hamptons International Film Festival where he also received an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship for his script U.X.O. (Unexploded Ordnance). His feature script Blue Rinse, co-written with Andrea Shane is currently under option with producer Bill Jarblum (Charley Bartlett, The Little Traitor, Cloudburst), with Olympia Dukakis to star.

While writing many highly rated episodes of Discovery/Times Channel’s The New Detectives, Daring Capers, and The Bureau, he served as the Vice President of Independent Film Acquisitions for the groundbreaking Centerseat.com, developing and managing their Independent Film Channel.

Whitehill settled in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife and son. For a number of years, he has worked with the Montclair Ambulance Unit as an emergency medical technician. When not sailing, or knocking around the sky in a Cessna 152, Whitehill published several articles about his home waters in Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

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  • Caleb Pirtle

    A really good review of a really good book. Robert will be one of the authors that today’s generation should find and read for a long time.

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