The King of Cool

The King of Cool

by Lori Watts Hirons


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Forget werewolves. Forget vampires. Forget mystical creatures. To find the real King of Cool, you only have to travel to a small Caribbean island where he, his friends, and an eclectic assortment of island characters battle with some Somali pirates over a stolen submarine AND money.

Thomas Dawson is not a unique teenage boy. He likes hanging out with his friends, playing sports and keeping his homework to a minimum. The difference in his world, is that HIS world is the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Croix. A sleepy piece of paradise where his main worry is Cricket practice and trying to spear as many lionfish as he can with his friends. His father, ex-CIA agent, Samuel Dawson, moved to the island with his son after a bitter divorce in hopes of creating a more peaceful life and building his new computer security business. Their world is turned upside down when a couple of Somali pirates choose the pristine waters of St. Croix to "park" their sub while they make the financial deal to sell it to a ruthless Latin American dictator who has a soft spot for all things American and uses St. Croix as his pass through location on the way to Havana.

The appearance of the sub brings out other players on the island that had been in the shadows as well as the island characters that provide the support, and sometimes cover, for Thomas and his friends and father to sort out the details of the pirates and solve the mystery of the sub.

The story takes place entirely on and around the beautiful island of St. Croix and the island becomes as much of a character in the story as the main characters!

This Young Adult book is a great addition for anyone who wants to rely on their wits and not the supernatural! Look for more adventures with Thomas and his friends to come soon!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492213598
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

When Lori Watts Hirons is not scuba-diving in the breath-taking waters of St. Croix, she is writing her blog, Island Contessa, twittering at Island Contessa, running her women's apparel line, Island Contessa and traveling the Caribbean with her husband and her Vizsla, Huck. You can email her your favorite Caribbean diving location or anything else Caribbean at

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