The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck Series #1)

The Dark Tide (Ty Hauck Series #1)

by Andrew Gross

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A woman uncovers the secrets of her dead husband's past in this second electrifying thriller from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Zone.

Karen Friedman thinks it's a mistake when two men show up asking about her dead husband's business, but millions of dollars don't disappear by accident—and all trails lead to Charles. Then detective Ty Hauck makes a discovery while investigating a suspicious hit-and-run—a clue that shockingly points to Charles. As Karen's and Hauck's lives converge, they unwittingly step into a widening storm of hedge fund losses, international scams, and deadly conspiracies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061562679
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Series: Ty Hauck Series , #1
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers Everything to Lose, No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, Reckless, Don't Look Back, The Dark Tide, and The Blue Zone. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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Dark Tide (Ty Hauck Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 282 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this novel and literally read it into the late night until finished. Absolutely wonderful. Andrew Gross is more than talented. I much prefer him to James Patterson, who has become predictable and formulaic in my opinion. So full of suspense and the main characters are compelling as well as believable. I so enjoyed Ty as a vulnerable hero. I intend to check out the Blue Zone simply because of this book
pat54 More than 1 year ago
This book had me hooked from the very first chapters. The suspense and plot were gripping.I hadn't had any previous experience reading anything by this author but will be looking for any new books in the future. Surprised it was a free e-book.I began reading it and became so engrossed I continued until I read the book from start to finish.Though the plot was somewhat predictable,I was still completely into the book and couldn't wait to see how the story ended.The characters and the plot were very interesting and convincing. I will be recommending it to friends and family for sure.
Stretch1120 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be really entertaining, and will definitely look for more Andrew Gross books in the future. Some of the characters were not at well developed as they could have been, but it did not affect the overall story line, which was really exceptional.
Kratz More than 1 year ago
Aside from the early plot twists this story is predictable and over-worked. The female protagonist, Karen, is one of the most annoying characters I've read. The author has chosen to let you into her never ending thoughts of "Why Charles?" "Why did you do this?" "The kids,Charles." "Oh Charlie." Gross could have easily pared the book down 25 pages. It was so predictable that I trudged through it rather than rifling through the pages. I was glad when I finished. I would consider it entertaining for the casual reader but if you relish good mystery thrillers look elsewhere.
KLeJeuneLA More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book by Andrew Gross, after the first page I was hooked. Could not close the book. Can't wait to see more from this author.
JustJans2cents More than 1 year ago
I was startled by the emotions that Andrew Gross was able to insight with his words. Grief was palpable. Anxiety was tangible. From the characters to the settings, I felt I was right there in experiencing it all. The plot twists kept me turning pages. I couldn't put it down until I read the last word.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Much better than the Blue Zone, and this one leaves Patterson in the dust, Gross has found his place, a mst read. One quick point, it was un Patterson like, keep it up
wbauer More than 1 year ago
really enjoyed the book
John_D More than 1 year ago
Gross does a good job getting you involved and keeping you interested as the story unfolds. His writing style is recognizable from James Patterson's books' which is not suprising since he co-authored a few of them. The leading characters are believable and he develops them well. His research is credable and that lends interest to his plot. His first novel on his own was "The Blue Zone". I enjoyed that one as well.
ClarkP More than 1 year ago
Andrew Gross has written another fantastic book. The Dark Tide is fast-paced and full of suspense, which hooked me from the start and never let me go. The Dark Tide has a detail oriented plot, which requires a careful read from the reader. If Andrew Gross is the future of mystery/thriller/suspense books, then the future is definately bright. Two thumbs up for The Dark Tide.
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shawnd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This action novel has a plot chock-full of homages to previous events and thrillers. The book utilizes a thinly veiled recast of 9/11 to kick into gear a series of events, and includes allusions to John Grisham's The Firm. If you take The Firm and replace the mafia with modern-day hedge fund billionaires and kick it off with 9/11, mix in a little Tarantino's Jackie Brown, and you'll have an idea of how the book is laid out. Gross does a passable job writing a female lead and his glimpse of brilliance is his repeated theme of parenthood and the magnitude of parents' relationships with their children. Accomplishing this in the midst of a mystery thriller is no small feat. It's a bit slow to start, but once the reader hits page 80 or 100 don't expect to give up on this one.
mikedraper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Charles Friedman runs a hedge fund. One day he took the Metro into Manhattan and terrorists blew up the train.Karne Friedman sees the news on TV in a sceen that must have been what many wives were experiencing at 9/11.The same day there is a hit and run in Greenwich. When Lt. Ty Hauck investigates, he finds Charles name and cell number on a piece of paper in the victim's pocket.Charlie never made it home. 111 people die in the train including the three bombers.Things are never the way they seem. Karen is threatened by two men looking for a large amount of unaccounted money. Then on the anniversary of the bombing she's watching a news recapsule and sees her husband leaving the train station covered with ash.Finally, Karen's daughter is threatened and Karen asks Ty for help in finding where her husband is hiding and why.Gross does a fantastic job with his story. His talent toward building suspense and keeping the action going is unsurpassed. The characters were well drawn although I question Charlie's motivation in his decision making.My heart was racing so much in reading this story that I thought I'd need medication.Highly Recommended. Should have won the award for "Best Thriller of the Year."
thewifesreadingagain on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Having never read Andrew Gross, I wasn't sure what to expect. The author sets the mood, storyline and characters very quickly. I was completely absorbed. However, it was a little slow in places where the characters were over thinking too much. The ending was too pat and unnecessary. I would have ended it long before the author did. Overall, the book was an enjoyable read and I am considering reading other books by this author.
whisperingfen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a free ebook I downloaded for Kindle. It was a thriller I suppose. Nothing too great. But a decent read.
MonicaLynn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Took me a little longer to read than usual have been busy, but every time I picked it this book up it was hard to put down. Pretty easy to follow and very much like James Patterson writes very well. High recommendation if you like James Patterson.
RoxieF on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Karen Friedman's husband Charlie is killed in an explosion on the way to work. She is trying to cope with her grief when 2 men show up at her house claiming her husband owes them $250 million and they want it back. Then her daughter is threatened at school. As she and a local detective start looking into this mess, they come to realize maybe her husband wasn't as innocent as he seemed. Pretty good pace, keeps you turning the pages!
KathyWoodall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Charlie Friedman dies in a subway explosion, his wife Karen is devasted. It takes Karen and her children time to deal with the grief. When Karen thinks are just starting to become normal again 2 men show up at her house claiming her husband stole 250 million dollars and they want it back. Her daughter is harassed at school by a man claiming they want their money back. Lt. Ty Hauck from the Greewich police department knows he must help Karen find out whats going on. The deeper they dig into Karens husband past they find he was involved in alot of corruption and alot of missing money. This is a very fast paced book with a very high dead body count. Fans of James Patterson will enjoy this. I found the book entertaining but honestly didn't care for the main character of Karen very much.
Chuck2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I do love a mystery. This book by Mr gross had all the elements to make it a good read and difficult to put aside. It contained suspense, intrigue and an exciting story line. I will definitely recommend it to my friends. [I apologize for this delay with my review]
DBower on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be a very enjoyable and quick read. It was well written and I truly enjoyed the characters. My only concern is that if you prefer books that are truly suspenseful (where you can't tell the good guys from the bad guys), you will probably be disappointed by this book. I found the ending a bit disappointing.
memasmb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Dark Tide by Andrew GrossI received this book from Library Thing as an Early Reviewer copy. As I am a fan of James Patterson¿s books, I was anticipating this author Andrew Gross to tell a very good story and in an exciting way.Right off the bat this book engages the reader and holds your interest from the explosive beginning to the terrifying end. We all dread the thought of not saying a good ¿good bye¿ to our loved ones. Karen Friedman says farewell to her husband who decides at the last minute to take his car in for repairs and take the train instead to work. Later on in the day, it finally becomes clear to her that her husband is on the train that has just exploded. Her husband is gone¿and her life changes.Within a short time, Karen is threatened by two men and becomes very confused at what or who Charles Friedman was involved with. Is her husband really dead?With the assistance of Ty Hauck, a local detective following the leads of another case, they join forces to solve the mystery of Charles Friedman.This book is recommended for those who like a thrilling mystery and I look forward to Andrew Gross¿s next book.
coker74 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like to think of some books as ¿magnet books.¿ You put it down, but it keeps pulling you back. The Dark Tide was a magnet for me. You know what¿s basically going to happen early on, but you want to enjoy the ride to see how all the characters, dead bodies, cars, boats, get to the end. Although, I did feel like I was sitting in the backseat of the Mustang rather than the front with the main characters. Magnet pull wasn¿t as strong for them. But, if you like a good story, nice easy read, this book ride is a smooth one.
porchsitter55 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book hooked me from the beginning...kept my interest throughout. The characters were engaging and the plot was superb. A smooth, fairly light read... just when I started to get a bit bleary eyed near the end, a surprise got me right back in again.This is the story of a happily married woman, whose world falls apart on a typical, average morning, when her husband decides to take the car in for repairs. An explosion rocks the subway later that morning, and a train that she suddenly realizes her husband had taken to work, after dropping off the car, is one that has been obliterated in the explosion. Later, she realizes her husband has perished in the tragic event.....or has he?As the story unfolds, surprising things happen and Karen discovers more about her husband than she ever wanted to know....he had a very secret life that she knew nothing about. With the help of a detective named Ty Hauck, they delve into the mystery of Charles Friedman. Offshore accounts, deception, safe-deposit boxes full of money....murder. Karen soon realizes that her life and the lives of her 2 children may be at risk as she tries to learn if her husband is actually alive and hiding somewhere, as she believes. The story flows smoothly for the most part, bogs down a bit near the end, but then picks up again shortly before the conclusion.There were some errors and typos that I caught, but I'm sure they will be taken care of before the final printing.Overall, a very good second novel by a promising writer. I plan on seeking out his first book, and will also be on the watch for novel #3 in the future.
cal8769 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Charles Friedman is killed in a terrorist attack, his widow Karen is left to sort out their lives. Karen soon realizes that her husband wasn't the man she thought he was. When Detective Ty Hauck comes to question her about a seemingly unrelated hit and run that happened a few hours after her husband's death, Karen and Ty are drawn into a web of power, dishonesty and murder. I enjoyed this book a lot. I was involved as soon as I started to read. Gross weaves a intriging web and snares his readers from word go. I actually liked this book better than his collaborations with James Patterson. I will definatly look for his first solo novel and am looking forward to his next.
pandorabox82 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading The Red Tide by Andrew Gross. I enjoyed it very much. His books are always worth reading especially when he writes with James Patterson. I thought that this book was even better than his first one. I would recommend it to new and old readers. I always look forward to new books by him. He is one of my favorite authors.