This fictional caper involves drug smugglers operating on a
laid-back, pristine little island somewhere in the Caribbean.
Where pirates and rumrunners once plied the waters under sail,
the drug cartels now use speedboats and helicopters and
the cargo is not plundered gold and booze but pot and cocaine.
The opening chapter develops the tone of resentment against the
new breed invading this idyllic locale.
Woody Cameron, the principal bad guy, sets up operations at
an abandoned island resort that he has purchased, recruiting help
among the riffraff eager to make a big score and the free spirits
hoping to bankroll an island-hopping cruise, courtesy of the drug
trade. Pete Mathews, proprietor of the Sandy Cay Club on a neighboring
island, keeps a watchful and disgusted eye on Cameron and the
comings and goings of his henchmen.
This is a story of intrigue, drug busts, murder, and romance,
with its share of humorous, rock-happy characters. Anyone who
has visited or dreamed of visiting the Caribbean will be caught
up in the story.
Martha (Marty) Crikelair Wohlford is a professional writer
who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work. She
has sailed all her life, is a private pilot, diver, photographer,
musician, and graphic artist.
She is a graduate of St. Mary's
College, Notre Dame, Ind., where she majored in English Literature
and Creative Writing. Her career began as a feature writer/editor
for several newspapers, including the former Fort Lauderdale
News (now Sun-Sentinel). She established her own public
relations firm in the early 1970s, and her combination of photography,
writing and graphics skills have resulted in numerous brochures,
catalogs, ads, and image pieces for a variety of clients. In 1991,
she published the book Port Watching at Port Everglades.
Drumbeat No Lie is the
realization of a dream she has had since the 1960s a dream
delayed by career and family. At last she is doing what she has
always wanted to do.
Marty mostly lives at her island home in Staniel Cay, Exumas,
Bahamas, where she nourishes her spirit.
The book has a new look and new ISBN, published
by Serenity Press.