Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shadow Cay by Leona Bodie

Publisher:  WRB Publishing, 2010
Pages:  486
Genre:  Adult
Source:  Received copy from publisher

This was a very fast paced (action) book.  It was very believable, especially in this day and age.  Rico Salazar is the head of a large drug operation.  He finds the perfect spot to run things from and has patrol boats keep everyone away.  Everyone knows the consequences of venturing into his area.  madeleine Nesbitt has begged her parents not to fish in that area.  They ignore her premonition and trouble strikes.  Her parents put her over the side to save her.  Unfortunately she is found in the water and taken to the island.  For a sixteen year old she has a lot more smarts than most kids her age.  She knows the only way to survive and possibly escape is to play along.

Madeleine becomes so good at playing along that  Rico begins to trust her.  He gives her more and more jobs to do.  She is creative enough in handling them that she occasionally causes him some setbacks.  He doesn't suspect her.  Finally she is given the opportunity to make a delivery to the US.  Once there she slips away.  This seems easy since she had never given him her real name.  But how long can she remain hidden from him and his men?

This was a page turner.  The action was steady enough to keep me non-stop turning the pages until I had finished it.  Can't wait to recommend this to friends at school.

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