A young woman’s dream.
A mercenary tycoon seizing the opportunity.
Islands ripe with potential.
…. All in the throes of coming of age through political unrest …….
Kayte King lives to kitesurf. Financially broke in her windless hometown, Kayte’s spirits sink to all new levels. When an all-expenses paid invite to The Martinez Islands presents itself, to promote tourism with the potential to break her current world record — a once in lifetime opportunity — Kayte grabs it.
Accompanied by her boyfriend, Steve, she travels to the islands with high hopes and expectations. They link up with their American counterparts and form the kitesurfing group that will attract tourism the islands desperately need.
Mercenary leader, Roger MacGill, brought in to eliminate anarchy, is tasked with the formation and training of a local police force. Stability temporarily subdued, MacGill has capitalised on the island’s beauty and invests in its modernisation. But, MacGill is now dangerously low on funds and desperate to see returns on his investment.
The kitesurfing contingency’s arrival rocks local interest. Fascinated by the kites, yet wary of foreigners, their apprehension bubbles to the surface. Storm clouds gather. The political unrest that follows, threatens to shatter all their dreams.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The cover of this book intrigued me as well as the fact that I am not at all sporty now that I am sick, so I thought it would be a grand adventure from an armchair. Kayte is obsessed with kite surfing, she is disillusioned and broke but then gets offered the chance to compete in the delightful Martinez islands for mega bucks and the chance to maintain the coveted world record so of course she leaps at the opportunity. So she jets off with boyfriend Steve determined to increase interest in her sport and encourage tourism to the picturesque islands. Things are never as straightforward as they seem though .. once booked into the accommodation she is hampered by no cell signal & is advised not to mingle with the locals .. it seems danger may be lurking or at least some unsavoury goings on. Tension builds, enter the mercenary figure known as Roger .. he is intent on improving the islands and wants to recoup all of his investments. The kite surfing is popular but not many people trust the outsiders. A story of intrigue, deceit, political unrest there is something for everyone in here to keep you hooked. Well written, easy to drift off on your imagination and believe you are actually surrounded by the beauty or excitement of the kites. It’s not something I have ever been aware of really but now I’m fascinated but not brave enough to try it even if I were able! Full of suspense .. give it a go. Thanks to the author and Kate@authoright for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest opinion.