Black Boat Dancing — review



Review from of 'BLACK BOAT DANCING'

A remarkable thriller about money, technology and geopolitics that manages to feel both timeless and timely.

When a hacker in possession of potentially explosive information goes on the run, war hero-turned-bounty hunter Con Maknazpy is recruited to bring him in. If Maknazpy fails, and the United States’ role in the Arab Spring is made public, dire global economic and security implications may ensue.

Black Boat Dancing contains plenty of familiar thriller comfort food, most notably the reluctant war hero with a blood-soaked past, pulled back into action for the most important job of his life. But there’s also a lot here that is new, particularly in terms of style.

Author Gerard Cappa constantly blends elements of traditional noir with subject matter that could only exist in the present. Mambo Italiano serves as a soundtrack while black hat hackers create mayhem, and campy pulp thriller dialogue is delvered alongside contemporary concepts like “Pipelineistan” .

Thanks to Cappa’s gift for storytelling, the end result is extremely satisfying.

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