Thursday, September 5, 2013

Worth The Wait

I have been on pins and needles for months while waiting for the new book in the Buck Riley series, "Crystal Blue"  to become available!

Author John Cunningham has masterfully toyed with my emotions since some time in January or February; whenever I realized a new book was nearly done. With every tweet and every Facebook photo, I would get excited with anticipation, hoping it was the release of the new book!

The other thing that Cunningham does masterfully well, is character development. This has always been one of my favorite things about his books.

At some point in the first 3 pages, you would recognize the main character if you saw him on the street.

The character development combined with straightforward story lines that are full of twists and turns, and a very linear writing style, make it no secret that Cunningham is one of my favorite authors these days!

If you have ever traveled the Caribbean or watched old pirate movies you will recognize the sights and sounds that Cunningham paints in your mind!

With characters traveling to actual places, that I very much enjoy, its easy to keep my attention! At one point, Buck was at the "Beach Bar" in Cruz Bay on the island of St. John!  I actually wondered for a split second, if he saw my Kahuna Sticker on the door..... That's what I call being wrapped up in a book!



The action and adventure puts even the best tv shows to shame. There are a lot of parts of this book that make me think of the TV show Burn Notice. Just a guy trying to help someone, getting shot at.... In the most beautiful Caribbean waters in the world? Yeah.... It doesn't get much better than this!

Cunningham's love for the islands and aviation really shines in Crystal Blue as he takes Buck Riley through the US Virgin Islands and into Tortola then over to Jost and countless "rocks" in between.

Antique aircraft, Drug smuggles, country music stars, old friends, pretty ladies and shady sources of information keep Buck running full speed, and that's about how you'll be reading by the end of this action packed adventure!

If you haven't checked out the first two books in the Buck Riley series, the time has come!

Red Right Return was the book that got me into books and starts the series. Green to Go carries the adventure even further and perfectly sets the scene for Crystal Blue.

Follow the author on Facebook and Twitter and now Pinterist then go download the  books on Amazon or order a hard copy for your shelf!

 If you are a Buck Riley fan, lets hear it! Comments are open.

~Cheers!

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The adventure never stops

The adventure never stops
with the Buck Reilly series