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

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 see...how 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. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

THIS ISSUE IS ALL ABOUT BIMINI, BAHAMAS!

    
Bimini, Bahamas

     I love Bimini, Bahamas and couldn't resist describing street scenes of it in my spy series. Here's one scene where the crooked U.S. Senator Warren and his Chief-of-Staff Mark Serwin are about to meet a contact in Alice Town, Bimini: 

     "Warren and Serwin parked their golf cart on the narrow dirt and limestone Queen's Highway, then walked the same path Anthony Hopkins strolled down at the end of the movie 'Silence of the Lambs' after he called FBI agent Jodie Foster on the phone from Alice Town, North Bimini.
     They walked past the dirt-floored End of the World Saloon where the late New York congressman Adam Clayton Powell drank during his exile to Bimini in 1967. Some locals still order the scotch and milk drink in honor of him, which the √©migr√© sipped on often. Serwin wanted to go in and try a scotch and milk, but the senator reminded him they had a contact to meet at Big John's Bar and Grill." 
 
     The 3/31/17 "Caribbean Best-Kept Secrets" newsletter is all about Bimini! A world-class chef is arriving to become the new culinary consultant at the Hilton in Resorts World Bimini. By the way, Corey Pearson's counterintelligence teams on Bimini track the crooked senator and his contact through the complex, which is vividly described in several episodes of the spy series.    
     Enjoy this 3/31/17 "Caribbean Best-Kept Secrets" issue. It also describes how Mariah Carey unwinds on this 10-square mile paradise that lies only 50 miles due east of Miami. 
     Have fun reading it, and I would sure enjoy hearing any stories you have about Bimini, Bahamas.  Contact me HERE and I'll put them in the next newsletter. Thanks in advance!

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

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Read the "Penumbra Database" spy thriller!

Get the "Penumbra Database" spy thriller novel and journey through the Caribbean and Florida Keys with Corey!  Click HERE!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Penumbra Database- plot summary


 
Nassau and the Bahamian out island of Abaco hold painful memories for Corey Pearson, CIA station chief for the Caribbean Basin. Nassau was where he met his wife, Danielle. And it was during a mission on Abaco when Danielle was brutally murdered.

Pearson finds himself back in the Bahamas to investigate the abduction and murder of a fellow agent. Surrounded by Nassau’s familiar sights and sounds, Pearson struggles not to let memories of Danielle overshadow his mission—a struggle that becomes ever more difficult as he uncovers evidence connecting his wife’s horrific death to a deep data mining project known as the Penumbra Database.

As Pearson discovers, everyone wants the database—from an Islamic narcoterrorism group planning a major attack on US soil to players in an ongoing contest between the FBI and the CIA for control of domestic surveillance.

As for the jihadists, their plan is rapidly approaching fruition. They have all the weaponry and religious zeal they need. Their target? An upcoming World Series game—one the US president plans to attend.

Danielle may have died for the Penumbra Database, and unless Pearson acts quickly, many more will follow her into the grave.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Jamaica hotspots featured in Corey Pearson spy series!

     Check out this 11/27/16 issue of the "Caribbean Best-Kept Secrets" newsletter. It's all about Jamaica, mon. Don't forget to watch the videos on Jamaica, too.
     Many scenes in the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster n the Caribbean" spy series feature Jamaican locales. Enjoy!