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Fiction
Author: Rick Ainsworth
ISBN: 0977037614
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 272 pages
Publisher VRA Publishing; 1st edition (September 22, 2007)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.4
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by Rick Ainsworth


Murder on Pratas Reef. Davis, young Signalman Third Class is on board the destroyer tender, Prairie, in Hong Kong when she is called on to proceed to Pratas Reef and salvage the Frank Knox.

Murder on Pratas Reef. It’s summer, 1965, and the USS Frank Knox, DDR-742, a destroyer, radar picket ship, on its way from Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam to the port of Hong Kong for a much anticipated liberty, runs aground on Pratas Reef, just south of Hainan. A massive salvage operation is put into motion to rescue the ship. and his shipmates are unhappy about the operation because they, too were looking forward to liberty in Hong Kong.

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Murder on Pratas Reef has been added to your Cart. Praise for Thunder and Storm: The Haverfield Incident, the first RJ Davis novel by Rick Ainsworth Winner of the 2007 Indie Excellence Award for Historical Fiction Finalist 2006 Best Books Award Historical Fiction An epic and well-written historical novel. Highly recommended reading! - -USABookNews.

Murder on Pratas Reef book. This book is a work of fiction. Thunder and Storm: The Haverfield Incident. American Dictator - The New Republic. American Dictator - Rick Ainsworth. All names, characters, places and incidents portrayed in this novel are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. Published by VRA Publishing of Las Vegas ww. rapublishing. Printed in the United States of America.

runs aground on Pratas Reef, just south of Hainan. Navy investigator William C. Deavers arrives on the scene and begins his investigation into the murder.

It’s summer, 1965, and the USS Frank Knox, DDR-742, a destroyer, radar picket ship, on its way from Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam to the port of Hong Kong for a much anticipated liberty, runs aground on Pratas Reef, just south of Hainan. Publisher Description. In the summer of 1965, the USS Frank Knox, a destroyer, radar picket ship, on its way from Vietnam to Hong Kong for a much anticipated liberty, ran aground on a reef. Officers and crew must work together to find a way to free the ship, but complications ensue when a body is found after the grounding. The murder investigation complicates the backbreaking efforts that the crew must endure to salvage their ship

Finalist for the 2007 National Best Books Award for Historical Fiction, this book is a must-read!

Finalist for the 2007 National Best Books Award for Historical Fiction, this book is a must-read! It is July, 1965, just before dawn in the South China Sea. The USS Frank Knox, a proud US Navy ship en route from Vietnam to Hong Kong, has just run aground on a reef. The officers and crew must work together to find a way to free the ship, but just as they thought matters could not be any worse, a body is discovered after the grounding

Title: Murder on the Reef (TV Movie 2018).

Title: Murder on the Reef (TV Movie 2018).

It's very hard for me to rate this book. I read it long ago, and I saw the 1974 movie. There is no way for me to know or remember whether I figured out "who done i. But I love Agatha Christie (a. .though I prefer Miss Marple to Hercule Poirot) and something about this book keeps it in print and causes it to be chosen for another movie remake. It is definitely a classic mystery that continues to affect our perception of what IS a mystery

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SMUGGLERS’ REEF A RICK BRANT SCIENCE-ADVENTURE STORY, No. 7 BY JOHN BLAINE CHAPTER I Night Assignment Adventure, Rick Brant said, is kind of hard to define, because. Maybe the skipper was a greenhorn, Scotty remarked. Not likely, Jerry said.

Finalist for the 2007 National Best Books Award for Historical Fiction, this book is a must-read! It is July, 1965, just before dawn in the South China Sea. The USS Frank Knox, a proud US Navy ship en route from Vietnam to Hong Kong, has just run aground on a reef. The officers and crew must work together to find a way to free the ship, but just as they thought matters could not be any worse, a body is discovered after the grounding. Much worse, it was not accidental, but a murder! The captain must contend with a career-ending, monumental mistake that could cost the US Navy one of its best destroyers. The crew, officers and sailor alike, will endure long, back-breaking hours of labor, shortages of supplies and fresh water, and dangerous attempts to free the ship from the reef. The inevitable murder investigation proceeds under its own momentum and puts every man on edge. An enormous task force of U.S. Navy ships converges on Pratas Reef, and the personalities of men aboard the stricken ship and the ships of the task force shape the events surrounding the immense salvage operation. The Knox sailors have the added humiliation of enduring constant ribbing from the sailors aboard the other ships. A young signalman, R.J. Davis, aboard the USS Prairie, has a front-row seat to most of the twists and turns of fate over the 37 days of the operation. The burgeoning Vietnam conflict, the civil rights movement, and the Watts riots in Los Angeles affect the men and their morale as they attempt a next-to-impossible feat. The extraordinary occurrence underlying this fictional murder mystery actually happened in 1965 to the USS Frank Knox, a Navy destroyer which had been named Ship of the Year in 1964. The grounding was the catalyst for a huge task force of U.S. Navy ships, which came together for 37 days of tortuous and heroic efforts to release the ship from the clutches of Pratas Reef. What could have been the U.S. Navy s most humiliating event became instead a testament to the honor, loyalty, and dedication of the U.S. Seventh Fleet in their rescue of their sister ship.
Iaran
It was a good story about an incident that I am familiar with, I spent 2 1/2 years on the Prairie, a few things were in accurate but unless you had sailed on her you would never know.
Danrad
Wow. I was so impressed when I read Rick Ainsworth's Thunder and Storm: The Haverfield Incident. This is his follow up book and I almost have to say it is even better. You care about the people in the book and even though it takes place in the 60s, I can still identify with the raw emotions and turmoil in one's life. Also, I learned so much about that period of time and I can't forget, it is a great murder mystery as well. You need to read both books, Thunder and Storm: The Haverfield Incident and Murder on Pratas Reef.
Skilkancar
I was actually on board this ship when all this took place some 40 years ago. It brought back a lot of old memories (good & bad) about the grounding. This is something that a person will never forget. I believe the author, Rick Ainsworth, did an excellent job putting this novel together. 'Operation Maximum Effort' lasted for 37 days. This time period was very trying, exhausting, fearful but also exciting at times. It is a must read for anyone who has served in the U.S. Navy. 5 STARS!!!!

Richard L. Huehn
Azago
At the very least, this novel is equal to the first. Murder on Pratas Reef was a wonderful book filled with enough mystery and action to keep the "real men" satisfied, and enough of a love story to keep us romantics happy. I loved Murder on Pratas Reef as much as The Haverfield Incident. Keep them coming!
DireRaven
The book reviewed was interesting made more so in that it related to an incident at sea I had close personal knowledge. The murder aspect was fiction but the grounding and aftermath of the ship was actual.
Wiliniett
If you spent your time in the South China Sea during the 60's and know where Pratas Reef is then you'll enjoy this book. The author spins fact and fiction to create a very unique story. And for old times sake if you were a member of the bridge gang then this book will be twice as interesting and bring back some good old memories.
LadyShlak
Accurate. I served on this ship