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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Best-Kept Secrets of Key West, Florida Keys and Caribbean!

Hello and welcome back! This 5/30/18 "Caribbean and Florida Keys Best-Kept Secrets!" newsletter is all about my favorite bars in Key West that are mentioned often in my spy thriller series. Enjoy the neat facts and photos of the Key West Schooner Wharf Bar. There's even a video of singer Michael McCloud singing a song I love called "Schooner Wharf Bar Dog."

There's more about the
Caribbean and how it suffered back-to-back hurricanes, so I threw in an informative article about surviving a powerful hurricane and insights on living through a tropical storm. I luv Jimmy Buffett. Yeah, I'm a Parrot Head and mention him in my spy series often. I threw in an article about Jimmy in Key West. There's more articles about:
  • Mysteries of the Florida Keys and Caribbean
  • Sloppy Joes Bar
  • The upcoming Hemingway look-alike contest
  • A nice photo gallery
  •  Recipes on how to make Caribbean rum punches 
  • Sloppy Joe's Taproom and its cold crafted beers on tap and full bar with premium domestic and imported bottled beers
  • The best child-free Caribbean cruises cruises
  • The program "ReDiscover Dominica" to boost tourism on the island of Dominica
  • How to choose the perfect Caribbean island for your dream holiday
  • The best church charities to donate to for victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
  • Lots of neat photos of the Caribbean and Key West
  • The island of Barbados has its first woman leader elected
Don't miss the video section, especially the one of the "Schooner Wharf Bar Dog" song being sung by Michael McCloud, with real dogs sitting under real bar stools! Another video shows Sloppy Joe's Bar under water one day after Hurricane Irma. Enjoy!

Robert Morton writes the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean and Florida Keys" spy series.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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

Get the "Penumbra Database" spy thriller novel and take a bumpy espionage and counterterrorism ride through the Caribbean and Florida Keys with Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster!  Click HERE!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

This issue: Mysteries of the Florida Keys and Caribbean!

Snorkeling the Bimini Road
     This 4/25/18 Issue of "Caribbean and Florida Keys Best-Kept Secrets" is all about the many mysteries and secrets lurking throughout the Florida Keys and Caribbean islands. From the Fountain of Youth and Bimini Road in Bimini, Bahamas to the mysterious whistle sounds many have heard emanating from the Caribbean Sea, dozens of mysterious places to visit are featured to put on yur bucket list. Enjoy!

Robert Morton is author of the "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean and Florida Keys" spy thriller series.  

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.