A crime committed over 7 decades ago is discovered by Benny Markowitz, an eccentric, devious Russian researcher. A fortune is believed to lay on the seabed and Benny needs others to finance the recovery.
A respected businessman marked for execution at Christmas, his English Rose stepsister who wants to marry him, a psychopathic lesbian and her Ex-special forces minder and a brutal gangster invest in the hunt.
Finding the elusive treasure seems impossible, but desperation and greed drive them on to face death at every turn.
As the hunt unfolds, so does the mystery surrounding the fortune and the past lives of each of the characters. Friendship and loyalty are brittle as everyone is tested.
Who will win and walk away, with or without what they came for?
This is a Clive Cussler style adventure, but more intense.
Broadly speaking, the story is suitable for teens and much older.
The next adventure, City of the Sands, is being written now.
About the Author
Born in England he spent most of his working life there running his own businesses. In 2005 he and his wife Carole, moved to the beautiful Channel Island of Alderney. Inspired by a dream one night whilst on holiday, perhaps it was the wine maybe the rich food, we shall never know, the sudden desire to write surged through his active loins. Like most writers, the first book was easy. It was a muddled genre actually, a thriller definitely, but with a difference. It was a misjudged attempt to explain how the world had been visited by several genetically engineered scouts who had vampire like abilities. Put like that, no wonder it was dismissed as a muddle. The premise was quite ingenious actually, but most readers did not read past the word vampire. Considering movies like Alien V Predator, it had a well thought out plot. It was during a beta read that it dawned on John, the whole thing had misfired! The story was reworked and became, simply an action thriller, called Counterpoint, the first of the Max & Carla series. Reviews averaged 4.5 stars, and not bad for the first published book. That was followed by Fire Ice, a continuation of the series. Although reviewers claimed it was even more thrilling than the first, and that one was hard to put down, it was never published. The passion for writing had by now become overwhelming and an even better sequel was written, called Fugitive, released now. Although the main characters are the same, the first half of the book is dark and gruesome but entirely plausible, if you believe the daily news. The second half is lighter, in a different setting and would make a great thriller just on its own. The most recent inspiration took place during a long pacific cruise at the beginning of this year, it was the food this time, honestly! Oddly enough, it was also where part of Fugitive takes place. This new story, The Glass Beacon, will knock your socks off! It is being finished at this moment, so look out for updates. Amongst his other interests are Photography or as he likes to describe himself, a Happy Snapper! His photo website has a remarkably large following. Adventurous by nature, John Day has had some very close calls. Occasionally life has been quite cruel, but his knack of turning adversity into advantage has served him well. His experience of life shines through in his writing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed all the action in this book.