Deadly Eyes - A Caribbean Murder Mystery [NOOK Book]

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Murder leads to murder as Cuff and Rosie attempt to untangle the terrible web in which they have suddenly become entangled. James Cuffy, better known as Cuff, is living in paradise with his spunky girlfriend, Rosie, on the small Caribbean island of St. Croix, where the sky is as blue as Cuff's eyes, the ocean as pretty as feisty little Rosie's cheeks, where the gentle lapping of the waves is a lullaby, and the swaying of the palm trees is a dance. The sandy beaches are as white as sugar, and the horizon is a ...
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Overview

Murder leads to murder as Cuff and Rosie attempt to untangle the terrible web in which they have suddenly become entangled. James Cuffy, better known as Cuff, is living in paradise with his spunky girlfriend, Rosie, on the small Caribbean island of St. Croix, where the sky is as blue as Cuff's eyes, the ocean as pretty as feisty little Rosie's cheeks, where the gentle lapping of the waves is a lullaby, and the swaying of the palm trees is a dance. The sandy beaches are as white as sugar, and the horizon is a world away. St. Croix indeed is paradise, the perfect place for living, laughing, and loving.

But the sandy beaches and the turquoise sea can provide no cover from the deadly eyes of the unknown stalker pursuing Cuff. The twists and turns are many, the roads of the fast action leading in all directions, but time is running out, and Cuff, his faithful Rosie at his side, knows it.

From the author who takes you from lively Munich to the burning sands of Saudi Arabia in COVERT DREAMS.
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Editorial Reviews

The Kindle Book Review - Marilou George
"The ride is fast and furious and the outcome will leave you blindsided....I recommend Deadly Eyes to all readers for its fast paced action coupled with the mesmerizing and intense suspense."
Amazon - Nick Russell
"Michael Meyer has done it again, weaving a fascinating tale of murder and intrigue in the tropical paradise of St. Croix that will keep you turning the page to the very end."
Goodreads - Beth Cutwright
"As a mystery suspense novel this book was out of the ball park EXCELLENT!!! oodles of suspense...a dash of horror and a mystery right up to the end! Mystery suspense just doesn't get any better than this!"
Amazon - Donald Everetti
"This is an excellent example of good writing that will keep you guessing until the very end. This is another 5-star book by a 5-star writer."
Amazon - Monica Calangian
"All in all, it was a gripping, page-turning novel that mystery and suspense thriller fans will enjoy....I admit at this point that Meyer is a genius in his craft."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015141849
  • Publisher: Pacific Books
  • Publication date: 9/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 270,489
  • File size: 720 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Meyer is an award-winning author of mysteries, thrillers, humorous fiction, and non-fiction: Love and romance, laughter and tears, thrills and fears.

His INTERNATIONAL SUSPENSE COLLECTION currently has two books: COVERT DREAMS, Book One; and DEADLY EYES, Book Two.

His CONTEMPORARY/HUMOROUS FICTION COLLECTION currently has two books: THE FAMOUS UNION, Book One; and THE SURVIVAL OF MARVIN BAINES, Book Two.

THE THREE KITTIES THAT SAVED MY LIFE was his heartfelt attempt to make things right again in his life after his first wife died, and putting this true story of love down on paper worked. It was something that he knew he had to do.

He has resided in and has visited many places in the world, all of which have contributed in some way to his own published writing. He has literally traveled throughout the world, on numerous occasions. He has lived in Finland, Germany, Thailand, Saudi Arabia (where COVERT DREAMS - INTERNATIONAL SUSPENSE COLLECTION BOOK ONE - is set), and the U.S. Virgin Islands (where DEADLY EYES - INTERNATIONAL SUSPENSE COLLECTION BOOK TWO - is set). He gained the wanderlust to see the world, to experience other cultures, at an early age, and this desire has never left him. If anything, it has only gained in intensity as he has aged.

Among the many unique things that have happened to him in his world travels, he has walked the streets of Istanbul with a detective, searching for a pickpocket who got him good. He has ridden on the back of a motorcycle in Tehran while the driver, who spoke not one word of English, pointed out all the sights to him. He has wrestled an Iranian soldier who tried to break into his hotel room in Tehran. He has had the paint completely stripped from his car as he drove across Saudi Arabia in a sandstorm. He has stood on the stage of a busy nightclub in Tokyo, singing "She'll be Coming Round the Mountain When She Comes" to an audience feeling no pain from the Sake they were drinking. He has been chased by a family of mongooses (yes, that is the correct spelling) on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Croix. And that is just the beginning of his long list of worldly adventures.

As a recent retiree from a forty-year career as a professor of writing, he now lives in Southern California wine country with his wife, Kitty, and their two adorable rescue cats.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    A two-ending thrill!

    I am so happy that I read DEADLY EYES. It is is book filled with fast-paced action and intense suspense. This roller coaster of a read is filled with intrigue and twists and turns that completely caught me off guard in the end. I found myself spellbound as the incredible suspense kept me eagerly turning from page to page. The outcome completely blindsided me. I had no idea what was coming and how this thing would end. And I was really intrigued by this author's use of alternative endings. Without giving anything away, I will confess that I read both endings and that I did find one much more satisfying than the the other. If you love a good mystery, especially one set in an exotic tropical location, then I recommend that you get yourself a copy. You will not be disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2014

    Looking for your next thriller? I highly recommend this one. I l

    Looking for your next thriller? I highly recommend this one. I love that the author included two endings and, of course, I preferred the darker ending. Grab this one and curl up in your favorite chair for a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Scary and Thrilling, but also full of the atmosphere of the Cari

    Scary and Thrilling, but also full of the atmosphere of the Caribbean. The writing really takes you out of yourself to an exotic location. The idea of being stalked by a shooter in an idyllic locale, of wanting to lose yourself there but protect yourself at the same time is really quite surprising. It's a quick read, even though it's over 300 pages.

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  • Posted July 21, 2014

    "This was a fast paced and gripping story, easy to read and

    "This was a fast paced and gripping story, easy to read and very hard to put down. Filled with the colourful sights and sounds of a heady Caribbean paradise, the setting of this book is instantly intoxicating.The central character James Cuffy, (Cuff), is a very likeable guy from the start; the light hearted banter between characters, intriguing, which immediately makes you wonder what could possibly happen next. The story unfolds piece by piece with the tension building gradually - beginning with a mysterious exchange at a bar, leading to a deal and then a murder, which prompts Cuff to embark on his own investigation.Observed from afar by an unknown, yet terrifying pursuer, James has no idea of the deadly web he is being drawn into. At first this seems like a sinister game of Cat and Mouse. Cuff follows a trail which has been carefully plotted and no-one's giving him any answers, not even when he ropes in his girlfriend, Rosie. Cuff knows others are involved. One by one, they too end up dead, mysteriously picked off each time he comes a little closer to the truth. The tension is unbearable at times.I read the book while on holiday and got about 60% through before the stalker's identity was revealed, which came as something of a surprise. It eventually transpires that the man murdered at the start, was a powerful and influential industrialist, who's multi-Billion dollar empire stretched across the Globe - and it appears that Cuff is about to be framed for his killing.What makes this book even more unusual is a choice of two different endings. I have to say I opted for the first ending, which was apparently less dark. I liked Cuff so much I couldn't bear to see the fall of such a great character. This was a brilliant read, very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    love quirky and when you mix in elements of mystery and thriller

    love quirky and when you mix in elements of mystery and thrillers, I'm hooked. Thanks for a enjoyable read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Nope.

    Weak plot-line with huge holes. Awkward dialogue. Awkward dialect. The end just sort of fizzles out and the "alternate dark" ending is even worse. Having lived on St. Croix years ago I thought I'd enjoy this book -- and I did enjoy reading about the localized references I recognized. Beyond that, I regret the time I wasted reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Awful!

    UNREALISTIC AND JUVENILE NOT A GOOD MYSTERY OR STORY!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Great location for any story

    A seemingly idyllic life in the Virgin Islands is instead focused on murder and revenge. While an interesting plot, I found myself wondering why neither ex-professor "Cuff" nor his sweetheart realized the obvious much sooner - perhaps because he is constantly thwarting her physical blows and the pugilistic threats/challenges she directs at him (which gets old quickly). Michael Meyer is a descriptive wordsmith but where one of his phrases would suffice, he includes an entire repetitive paragraph; I found myself skimming and skipping through the verbosity. Some of the island culture, a couple of eateries and hotels and the VI version of Times Square are sprinkled in but merely as "props". I would have loved to have some of the action in the gorgeous water, on a yacht or along the miles of breath-taking beaches -- Rosie's "Scotia apt." gets most top billing, sadly. However, it is a light read and both endings offered were plausible.

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

    Michael Meyer has written a fast moving, suspenseful mystery. Th

    Michael Meyer has written a fast moving, suspenseful mystery. The twists and turns that this story takes will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. As a bonus you can choose from one of two alternate endings. James Cuffy is the target in a deadly game of murder and revenge, but he doesn't know why or by who. He can't escape the noose tightening around his neck. With the help of Rosie, his girlfriend, he follows the clues even as he gets sucked deeper into this conspiracy. These two characters compliment each other. I especially enjoyed Rosie. She is such a strong and vibrant woman. I highly recommend this book. I was gifted Deadly Eyes by the author and I'm so glad that I was.

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  • Posted May 8, 2013

    I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an

    I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

    I was intrigued by a story having two endings, so I thought I would give this book a try.

    James Cuffy (or Cuff to his friends and acquaintances) is a normal man, living on a beautiful island. But even he has skeletons in his closet! I liked his character very much. He is somewhat naive and confused, when he is thrown into a mystery. Who is stalking him, and why? I loved his attempts at amateur sleuthing. 

    Rosie is a very strong character, both physically and figuratively. I wouldn't want to get on her bad side! She is an Amazon, but even she is at a loss as to why Cuff is being targeted.

    I love a good suspense/mystery, so I was looking forward to reading this book. The author has done a remarkable job in bringing the island and the people alive in this story. The descriptions were vivid enough that I could almost "feel" the wind, and "hear" the sea. The story has many twists and turns that keep the mystery and suspense almost palpable. However, I guessed correctly as to who the "Deadly Eyes" stalker was, way before the actual person was revealed. What struck me was that James Cuffy (who's skeletons were rattling rather loudly in his cupboard), was completely clueless! As were the police! I actually felt sorry for James Cuffy, as he was being hunted on both sides, but also a bit disappointed in him too!
    As this book has two endings, I decided to read both, to get an alternative comparison. The first ending was relatively normal, but I still had issues with the police and their "man hunt" investigation. The second ending was much darker and a lot longer. I think that I prefer the first ending, as the second ending still didn't satisfy the injustice I felt with regards to the police and their investigative procedures! It was sloppy and incompetent in my opinion! If I had police investigating me (although they wouldn't find anything!), I would want them to look harder and see past the easy evidence!

    Michael Meyer has written a fast paced read that had me on the edge of my seat! I would have loved to have given this book a higher score, but feel that the author could have utilised the second ending a little bit differently. I am not sure what he was trying to do, but I found it to be slightly unbelievable and far fetched. If true, it would be downright terrifying!

    I recommend this book if you love thrillers, mystery or suspense novels. - Lynn Worton

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  • Posted April 28, 2013

    Deadly Eyes Michael Meyer I haven┬┐t read a murder mystery in

    Deadly Eyes
    Michael Meyer

    I haven’t read a murder mystery in years, but this book will definitely change that going forward. Right from the start, I was intrigued with aspects of the story yet to come to light, and just had to keep reading to see how it was all going to fit in together. There are so many twists and turns, no one is likely to see the end coming and the descriptions in the book were so vivid, it was easy to imagine the whole story. The two alternative endings were a great addition to the book, and after reading them both, I found both made an excellent ending to the book.

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    Posted April 14, 2013

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