All the ingredients for a superb thriller are present in John Bishop Ballem's tenth novel. On Manchineel, the Caribbean playground of the rich and famous, Skye MacLeod flies his own vintage airplane, attends parties, flirts with a gin-loving princess, and falls in love with the ex-wife of a powerful American senator. He comes to realise that there is something dreadfully wrong with this island paradise through a series of strange events: unusual shark attacks, voodoo ceremonies, and the disappearance of several children and young adults.
John Bishop Ballem is the author of nine previous mysteries and thrillers. He is senior partner in the law firm Ballem MacInnes, and is considered "the dean of oil and gas law." Most recently, he published The Oil and Gas Lease in Canada (University of Toronto Press). John is a frequent visitor to the islands of the Caribbean; he is a horseman and a flyer of vintage planes.