Emerald Enigma

Published By: Krell Press

Book Category: Fiction, Suspense

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Reviewed by Kim Reis

Bret Lamplighter is working as an investigator for an insurance company whose client has lost millions in emeralds when their courier was murdered. His job is simply to locate the emeralds, not to find the killer. The tricky part of this case is that it takes him back to the Caribbean island where everything went wrong two years ago, just before the DEA fired him.

The people behind the first fiasco know Bret is back on the island. When there are attempts on his life, he is uncertain whether they are in relation to the current case or the former.

There is also the beautiful French agent sent to keep an eye on him. Can he trust her or is she targeting him too?

The spies watching the spies watching the locals keep this thriller moving and the reader guessing who is helping and who hindering Bret's case. There are many twists and turns that keep the reader off balance and unsure about who can be trusted. Friends become enemies and enemies turn out to be friends.

Political intrigue, jungle guerrillas, and white sandy beaches all serve to lend local color to the Caribbean setting.

Be forewarned though, the cliffhanger ending will leave you anxiously waiting for the next installment.

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