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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Journey through the Caribbean and Florida Keys with CIA Spymaster Corey Pearson!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Journey through the Caribbean and Florida Keys with Corey!

In writing my spy thriller series, I've grown to love the Caribbean islands and Florida Keys. Get the FREE "Caribbean Best-Kept Secrets" newsletter!

Friday, December 22, 2017

CIA operative abducted from the Nassau, Bahamas Hard Rock Cafe


     I enjoyed the Nassau, Bahamas Hard Rock CafĂ©. In fact, I couldn't resist putting it into a scene in the "Penumbra Database" spy thriller. A young CIA operative was kidnapped out of the place in a very imaginative manner and Corey Pearson is sent to Nassau to find out what happened to him. Here's a paragraph from the novel:

Friday, October 13, 2017



     I'm a Jimmy Buffet fan and mention him off and on in the "Penumbra Database," the first in a series of the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Florida Keys and Caribbean spy series. Below is a mention of Jimmy Buckett's past life, when he first started out singing in Key West. A CIA safe house blends in to the homes on Eaton Street. It's a scene from the "Penumbra Database" where General Morrison walks from the safe house to the Turtle Kraal, his favorite eating place in Key West's Historic Seaport District. His counterintelligence (CI) teams protect him along the way: 
     "As Morrison strolled further down Margaret Street toward Harpoon Harry’s, he felt regret for not telling Corey about the San Francisco CBIF safe house. Through the CSS business, he instructed BHH to attempt to breach Cheng’s MIT computer in Cambridge, Massachusetts and to devise new firewalls to patch up any cyber weaknesses in its defenses. After all, he had already perfected impenetrable firewalls around Jeannie.
            Four men walked out of Harpoon Harry’s just ahead of him. One of two CI agents across the street walking toward Morrison took off her sunglasses. That was a signal for him to stop, which he did. The general never questioned his agent’s street savviness. He stopped and pretended to have received a call on his cell phone. The CI couple crossed the street, walked right up to the four men who lingered outside Harpoon Harry’s and asked them how the food was.
            As Morrison stood there with the cell phone to his ear, he overheard the men tell the couple to definitely order “The Harpooner” and described the half-pound of ground chuck with cheese, bacon, grilled onions and mushrooms delicacy. While the woman agent discussed the menu, her male counterpart observed the loose-fitting Hawaiian shirts and camera cases the four toted.
            The four guys bragged about how Jimmy Buffet used to do all-night recording sessions just around the corner, then go to Harpoon Harry’s for breakfast at sunrise. After several minutes, they parted. The four men walked down Caroline Street. The female agent put her sunglasses back on, signaling Morrison it was OK to proceed."

Robert Morton is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and authors the Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean/Key West spy series. He's been a Jimmy Buffett fan since the 70's. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Great Abaco Highway on Abaco, Bahamas


     When flying into the out island of Abaco, the Great Abaco Highway appears like a white strip of ribbon threading its way through green forests. Here's a scene from my spy thriller- "Penumbra Database." If you want a real out island vacation adventure, go to Abaco, Bahamas!     

Penumbra Database: Episode 1 snippet:
     Everything was quiet along the Great Abaco Highway (GAH) south of Marsh Harbor, the capital of Abaco, a 120-mile long, boomerang-shaped out island in the Bahamas. The GAH stretches from Walker’s Cay on the northern tip, cuts through the central region where Marsh Harbor lies, then threads its way through heavy forest to the desolate southern end where it abruptly runs into the ocean at a remote village called Sandy Point.

            Bolan Tougas maneuvered the Ford Expedition SUV in a feeble attempt to avoid a cornucopia of deep chuckholes lining the southern corridor of the GAH.

            “Fuckin’ potholes!” The left front wheel plunged into another deep rut. The highway became a narrow, limestone and gravel road south of Crossing Rock, a small fishing village south of Marsh Harbor. The region is desolate, populated by small villages whose inhabitants are descendants of fishermen and wild boar hunters. Nassau’s glittery casino crowd, cabarets, and flowery-shirted travelers buying duty-free liquor and jewelry, and eagerly bartering for straw hats, mats, and dolls are absent here.

            “Still, dis be better than the roads in Haiti…eh, Pierre?”

            Bolan’s assistant, Pierre Cherestal, also an illegal Haitian, grunted in agreement. He held a 9mm Beretta on the handcuffed passenger in the back seat, who wore an oversized scuba diver’s wetsuit.

     Check out the "Penumbra Database!" It's the first of the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean and Florida Keys" spy series!

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and is author of the "Penumbra Database" spy thriller. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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Robert Morton, Author of "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean" series.

Who is your favorite James Bond actor? Please vote!

     Who is your favorite James Bond? This fictional spy character was created in 1953 by author Ian Fleming, who branded him so successfully! The novel series became a film series and we enjoyed watching him on the big screen at the local theatre. Twelve novels and two short-story collections are left behind since Fleming's death in 1964. 

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     In my youth alongside my father, I enjoyed watching MI6 agent James Bond, with his 007 license to kill, save the world from dastardly villains. The James Bond film series is the longest-running one known to mankind. Beginning in 1962 with Sean Connery to the present with Daniel  Craig, it has been a continuous series of spy thrillers hitting the big screen, grossing well over $6 billion, making it the second-highest-grossing film series, trailing Harry Potter     Here's some historical facts on the James Bond TV and movie series:
  • 1954- Author Ian Fleming was paid $1000 for the TV rights for Casino Royale, and it was broadcast on CBS  in October, 1954 as an episode of the Climax! Mystery Theatre.
  • The first official EON Productions James Bond film was Dr. No. Released in 1962, it opened with the gun barrel sequence that become a trademark of the series.
  • Roger Moore came on the scene in 1964. Busy guy! He played Simon Templar on The Saint and starred as James Bond in an episode of the comedy sketch show Mainly Millicent.
  • When Sean Connery departed from the series in 1967, the producers found Australian model George Lazenby to play the new James Bond. 
  • George Lazenby retired from the series after filming On Her Majesty's Secret Service, so the producers were told to bring back Sean Connery at any cost. Connery agreed to do one last film, getting paid a $1.25 million base salary plus an estimated 12.5% of the profits. The film was Diamonds Are Forever and was a complete success. He  didn't enjoy the money, for he donated his entire base salary to a Scottish education charity.
     I recently attended a workshop on James Bond at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. It was sponsored by the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), which I am a member of. Many Bond enthusiasts attended. Die-hard Bond fans have studied the alcoholic libations he frequently enjoyed. There are over fifty 007 drink recipes mentioned, from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace. Bond also had his favorite champagnes and wines. Let's did he like that martini prepared?
Robert Morton, Ed., Ed.S. is a member of the Association Of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and authors the book Penumbra Database, part of the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean" spy series.