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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.