The book is well-written and easy to read. The dialogue is well crafted and the description of the island environment and the character developments are vivid and realistic. (I really did cheer for the islanders in their battles with the schooner’s crew and I was very happy on the last page.)
I recommend this book for anyone who is looking for an easy/fast read, wholesome, a little psychological drama, and a positive ending. -Amazon Review
Suspense with a killer twist.
Aleks survived the disease. He won his way into the tightly-knit island community. But now comes his greatest challenge, can he beat a determined and depraved child snatcher?
From award-winning author Jamie Kurow, a master of suspense, comes A boy on an island in danger, a suspenseful thriller about a salacious, terrifying, evil man and the determination it will take to defeat him and save a community, its new way of life and its children.
“It will be hard for you not to cheer for these simple islanders and for Aleks who has done his best to fit in.”
Aleks managed when his grandparents died in a measles epidemic during his summer vacation on a small Mediterranean island. At Father Marco’s request, another of the island’s outsiders cared for him till his parents could come.
A mystery disease in Africa and Asia evolved into a pandemic and decimated all except the quarantined island. Aleks continues to hope his parents will come. They don’t, but a stranger does. Solomon. On a schooner, with a crew. And Aleks is suspicious.
‘We come in peace,’ Solomon assured them. ‘We want to live with you.’
But trust in outsiders is scarce. Where have they come from? What do they want? Why should we trust them? What if they are diseased? Why should we take the risk?
Solomon didn’t come in peace. He wanted the islanders’ children. He had guns and rocket launchers and he used them.
‘We only want ten,’ he said. ‘And then we we’ll leave you in peace. Deny me and I’ll destroy you – and your pretty little village. And I’ll destroy all your children.’
How will it end?
A suspense story for our time. This is the book you’ve been waiting for.
‘I had an advance copy. Loved it. Aleks charmed me. I worried for him. They had it so good and then along came this Solomon. I loved the reality of it, not just the pandemic scenes in the early chapters but the surviving and thriving, accepting that life had changed and eventually accepting it was for the better. There’s a message in this book for us all right now I think. I’m recommending this to all of my book buddies.’
‘I know Jamie Kurow is close to releasing his next book and I can’t wait. I like to be seduced by good story-telling and Jamie Kurow does this from the the first paragraph.’
‘All I can say is ‘buy this book now, start reading it as soon as you have I, you will not regret it.’ I couldn’t help asking how close to reality this book could be. And I can’t help wondering if there’s a sequel.’
“Like an island, charmingly romantic, but beneath the surface danger is waiting. Patiently. And like all good suspense stories, the wait will be worth it.”