#1 New Release in Historical Caribbean & Latin American Fiction!
Rosepoint Rating: Five stars
GODS, GUNS, AND MONEY ON THE ROAD TO KEY WEST Another Outlandish Tale With “The Hole In The Coral Wall Gang!”
White knuckle Airplane Crashes, Wild Lustful Amazonians, Bungled Bank Thefts, River Pirates, Remarkable Dogs and Hawks, an Ancient Crystal Skull, Diamond Thieves, Drug Lords, and an Amazing “Animal Man.”
In what is certainly one of Michael Reisig’s most entertaining efforts yet, comes a wild adventure that carries the reader from South Florida, into the Caribbean, down to South America, and back again. Intertwined through the read are the questions we ask ourselves when we look up at the stars, as well as a theme of power and beauty in the connection we have with lesser creatures that share this planet with us
Everything in between is just heart-hammering, page-ripping action.
I love these rollicking escapades out of Key West back to Venezuela after the Crystal Skull Kansas thought he saw as they were leaving the area somewhat hastily last visit. You know you’re in for a romp when the Hole in the Coral Wall Gang from Eddie’s Bar and Swill is hard on the trail of another adventure. All the favorites are back including our main characters, Will and Kansas and their offspring, Tax and Jing. Jing of course will have her hawk, Cielo, and Kansas man’s best friend, Shadow.
It doesn’t take long before all the “best laid plans of mice and men” land them in a dense jungle, scattered to the four winds. Fortunately, everyone, including the dog is either found and fed or already hacking their way back toward safety(?!). Their various targets to rendezvous are met with mad cap situations from a very engaging river rat to a village of Amazons.
The author layers his plots and the narratives never sag, this one venturing into the underworld of animal cruelty.
“If you think ‘It’s just a dawg.’ Then that’s all you’ll ever have.
The characters are richly drawn, infused with charm, wit, and the sense of humor you’ve come to expect in a Reisig novel.
I’m one of those lucky ones chosen to pre-read and always dive in with relish, knowing I’m going on a purely delightful escapist adventure. One that fills my head with sights and sounds, the pungent scent of the jungle, the intelligence of animals, and the themes of love and life and pushing that ole ride while we can.
Genre: Historical Caribbean & Latin American Fiction, Sea Adventures Fiction, Travel Adventure Fiction
Publisher: Clear Creek Press
- ASIN : B08SP1JCSP
Print Length: 180 pages
Publication Date: January 10, 2021
Source: Publisher and NetGalley
Title Link: Gods, Guns, and Money [Amazon]
The Author: Michael Reisig has been writing professionally for 20 years. He is a former Caribbean adventurer turned newspaper editor, award-winning columnist, and best-selling novelist.
After high school and college in Florida, he relocated to the Florida Keys. He established a commercial diving business, got his pilot’s license, and traveled extensively throughout the southern hemisphere, diving, treasure hunting, and adventuring.
Reisig claims he has been thrown out of more countries in the Caribbean Basin that most people ever visit, and he admits that a great many of the situations and the characters in his novels are authentic – but nothing makes a great read like experience…
He now lives in the mountains of Arkansas, where he hunts and fishes, and writes, but he still escapes to the Caribbean for an occasional adventure.
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