CIA agents Marcus Peterson and Jenna Adams, posing as newlyweds, embark on the Golden Duchess for a Caribbean cruise. They are assigned to shadow Franco Gambioni, notorious New York mafia Don suspected of partnering with a Colombian drug cartel.
To Jenna’s dismay his beautiful and cunning daughter entices both Marcus and Franco’s bodyguard, who turns out to be a childhood friend of Marcus. An attractive Interpol agent, masquerading as a tour guide, arrives on the ship to further complicate the romantic entanglements.
Discovery of more than one cartel interested in utilizing Franco’s family for drug distribution, and their heinous antics brings murder and deception to the drama that enfolds throughout the cruise. The read provides twists and turns right to the end.
Larry Andrews is referred to by his friends as a true renaissance man. Of Danish/Swede ancestry, his mastery of skills in multiple fields and disciplines has developed over the years. His mechanical engineering degree from Stevens Institute Technology was earned while a day student apprenticing by night in his father’s jewelry and clock shop as a watchmaker. After military service, a career in aerospace would be shaped from the early days of rocketry through the launching of communication satellites and the moon landing. While working, he attained a masters from the University of Southern California, where he would later serve as an adjunct Grad professor. Over the years, he would maintain passion for repair of antique watches and clocks as well as build on his mother’s love for the arts, holding several prominent leadership and support roles for the local symphony and performing arts center. Though writing was always an important part of his professional life the mixing of experiences and story telling launched him into the exciting world of writing novel fiction.
This is the opening of a great adventure. It is an entertaining read for most anyone. Mystery, crime, romance, and cruise ship travel. This novel has it all. A great Christmas present.
The Caribbean Endeavor
He had been tracking her for months. It was twilight whenhe vaulted the fence and approached the estate where she was rumored to be. Advancing to the patio area behind the mansion, he saw her. He was amazed at her beauty. Tall and shapely, she stood on the other side of the pool, a vision of loveliness. Her long dark hair tumbled over her shoulders and her open dressing gown revealed that she had been swimming in the nude. From the shadows it appeared she was holding something in her hands. It was then that he noticed the moving crimson spot on his chest. She had a pistol pointed directly at him and was about to . . . . .