For fans of heart-stopping thrillers with more twists and turns than a snake with cramp, there’s a novel by author Bidwell Moore which should keep them perfectly satisfied and eagerly turning each intriguing page.
‘Caribbean Holiday‘ is a novel that sets the senses alive. Featuring main protagonist and impossibly named Sextus Durkin, the plot is a complicated and highly imaginative weave of spy action, James Bond-style action, natural history, political intrigue, natural history and the tropical world, sci-fi and just plain dastardly deeds — a good old fashioned tale of good versus evil with plenty of humour thrown in.
Sextus is employed to find his half-brother Augustus whom has been kidnapped by thwarted Middle Eastern despots searching for his expertise in uranium for their own very naughty missile-making devious purposes.
Augustus just happens to be the proprietor of a world-class uranium mine which the envious Arabs want to get their hands on. Accompanying Sextus on his whirlwind adventure across the globe are animals that have been implanted with microchips in a laboratory using a pioneering and untested new technique. Will they help or hinder the desperate search to find Augustus?
There are some great nail-biting passages set on board a yacht, a submarine and on various Caribbean islands — the enticing pictures that the author paints of these tropical paradises which appear beautiful and serene but are filled with intrigue and secret events should help promote the excitement of holidays to Barbados.
Following the 007 blueprint, gorgeous but diverting ladies pop up regularly throughout the narrative to titillate our hero … but can he and should he trust them?