Caliban Rising: A Speculative Thriller

Caliban Rising: A Speculative Thriller

by Richard Wolkomir


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People disappear on Caliban Island.

Its new owner blacked it out, no contact with the outside world, which raised eyebrows in Washington.

Veteran-agent Willie Deane gets the assignment: fly down undercover. Check it out.

What his handlers don't tell him: the last agent they sent here never returned.

Willie finds palms, white-sand beaches, turquoise Caribbean waters. He also finds something he doesn't understand, except that it's brilliant, and powerful, and wants him dead.

He makes friends, but they're not fighters. They need his help to stay alive. Willie, however, has no weapons, just his wits.

Against what he faces, can wits possibly be enough?

Caliban Rising may keep you up late, turning pages.


"I often read during lunch and found I was taking very long lunches, not wanting to put the book down. All of the right elements for a great read. Well Done!"


"I liked this book lots. The storyline is both compelling and a little frightening when considering our collective future.

" was hard trying to be an adult and not gobble up huge chunks in one sitting. There were some very late nights when I should have been sleeping, but I couldn't quite put the book down. Partly this was due to the plot and partly because the details and emerging backstories perfectly fleshed out characters and illuminated events.

"Now that I've finished reading, I'm still thinking about the plot's twists and turns."


Five Stars- Believable thriller
(Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2020)
"The arrogance of playing God from a failure of understanding humanity. Fast read, I couldn't stay away from reading it."


"I really enjoyed your book! Interesting concept. The characters were very good, especially the knowledge of the main character, the poisonous yellow frog, a female who could handle a front loader, everything worked and kept the reader turning the pages. The ending was perfect, justice was done!

"Keep writing, you are very good."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781725790148
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/29/2018
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Richard Wolkomir has worked as a laundry sheet folder, grounds keeper, roofer, zoo's bear-cub keeper, newspaper reporter, and award-winning writer for major magazines. Now he writes fiction--fantasy, science fiction, mysteries, and thrillers. He lives with his wife and partner, Joyce, in the New England hills.

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