The Mourning Islands

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As a veteran of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, Talmon Bonnett usually holds his PTSD at bay. When a wealthy couple hires him to spy on Rusty Wing, the man responsible for building the Mourning Island's new resort, Talmon injects himself into Rusty's inner circle. Lying about his intentions, Talmon gets to know Rusty's troubled fiancée Claire, his sinister Cuban first mate Santos, and Marlene, Rusty's alluring sister.

Talmon and Marlene begin a torrid affair; then someone is murdered, and Talmon learns that two Cuban mobster brothers are the money behind the resort. Talmon forces the couple to divulge the real reason they hired him. Everything is connected to the murder, Rusty's circle, the mobster brothers, and Claire's vanished father, who might know something vital.

Talmon's lie threatens the life he envisions with Marlene. Violence erupts because of a dispute between the brothers, with Rusty's circle as targets caught in the middle. Talmon desperately seeks Claire's father, while the two brothers maintain their collision course.

The Mourning Islands is an electrifying story that fuses mystery, passion, and tragedy against the serene beauty of Florida's coast.

 

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Author Name : Douglas Wells

      Douglas Wells is an award-winning author. His first novel, The Secrets of All Secrets, received the Literary Titan Silver Award and was a finalist in the 2017 Independent Author Network's Book of the Year Awards. His second novel, How We End Up, received the Literary Titan Silver Award and was a Finalist for Literary Fiction Category in the 2018 International Book Awards, the 2018 American Fiction Awards, and the 2018 Topshelf Magazine Book Awards. It was also awarded a Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 Independent Press Book Awards. His current novel, The Mourning Islands, was Awarded Finalist: Mystery/Suspense in the 2019 International Book Awards and will be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medal for Mystery/Suspense by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association on August 3, 2019. Douglas is also a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books.

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