You can feel it–the hair rising on the back of your neck. Reisig has pricked that sixth sense with “Caribbean Gold – The Treasure of Time”. After you viewed the movie “Ghost”, did you believe? The chills begin early in Caribbean Gold – The Treasure of Time, and they manifest often in this, the second of Reisig’s new offering in the Caribbean Gold series. We love stories of deja vu–probably because we’ve all had…those…experiences not easily explained away. Haven’t we been here before–know this person? A connection–it’s there–palpable, real.
The summer of 1980 found Travis and Cody in Key West, Florida, trading gibes as their two year friendship continued to cement in trust and brotherhood. There was something familiar about each other at the outset and they both knew this was more than a lifetime bond being fostered. Cody was a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants pilot–if it had wings, he could fly it, better than Travis, and Travis considered himself an accomplished pilot. They both shared a love for the sea and often sailed to the Marquesas or the Tortugas. It was in a bar called the Green Parrot that they met a man who relayed the riveting tale of the treasure of Tortuga. Billy McCree had barely escaped with his life after running into the island’s deadliest voodoo “bokor” on his initial visit and Haiti’s police were remarkably taciturn when it came to the influence of the black magic priest whose powers were quickly spreading throughout the island.
Billy had a commercial pilot’s license and although he was not a ‘Nam vet as were the other two, the trio carried their bond into a sail out of Key West into the Caribbean. As they sailed and conversed with light-hearted banter, Billy confessed a strange need to return to Tortuga, off the coast of Haiti, as possibly a piece of him remained there, a destiny.
The three adventurers agree to set off on a hunt for the Spanish treasure of Tortuga (now called Tortue) that will quickly test their spirit, experience, and lives as never before.
Could they follow the ancient parchment cipher and the clues to the golden treasure hidden centuries before by the island’s resident buccaneers and escape the brutal members of the metaphysical voodoo cult permeating the island? To whom would the gold belong? Could they avoid becoming the next voodoo sacrifice and in the process rekindle the bond, the former brotherhood formed by mariners of the past? Some treasures last forever, but not all are base metals.
With the encouragement of his friends, Reisig has republished “BROTHERS OF THE SWORD/CHILDREN OF TIME” into two books that he is calling: “Caribbean Gold – The Treasure of Tortuga,” and “Caribbean Gold – The Treasure of Time.” If you tried the first in this series, you can’t miss this one! Heartily recommended!!