Everyone loves a champion and yet somehow, we also like to see them fall. In FREE FALL TO BLACK, John H. Cunningham’s prequel to the page-turning Buck Reilly Adventure Series, we see how protagonist Buck achieves international fame, wealth and wins the trophy wife, only to lose it all, and ultimately reinvent himself in Key West.
Readers will travel back to 2006 and the peak moment of Buck’s success when he discovers the crypt of the Mayan Serpent King and royal treasury in Guatemala. Proclaimed “King Buck” by the media, he’s on top of the world—investors are pleased, his parents are proud and his bank account is flush. Then, he marries the world’s biggest supermodel. Life is too good to be true…
By 2008, with the world economy on the brink of collapse, Buck’s company with his childhood best friend Jack Dodson is under siege due to fraud, backstabbing and greed that turns their friends and family alike into adversaries. Hubris and hasty decisions lead to irreversible consequences, and when a business partner turns up dead, business as usual isn’t business any more.
For fans of the Buck Reilly series, buckle up for the turbulent ride that led him to Last Resort Charter and Salvage in Key West, and for new readers, this prequel will launch you into the six book series with your eyes wide open, and Buck’s scars still fresh.
John will host a signing for FREE FALL TO BLACK at Key West Island Books (513 Fleming St, Key West) on Friday, May 12 from 5-7 PM.
Ready for some action packed adventure in exotic St. Barths?
John H. Cunningham’s Buck Reilly, the lovable and quirky adventurer à la Indiana Jones, Travis McGee and John McClane, returns in the much anticipated Buck Reilly Adventure series novel, SECOND CHANCE GOLD ($3.99; October 18, 2014; Green Street, LLC).
Cunningham takes Buck to St. Barths, the most elegant and exclusive island for the fabulously wealthy in the Caribbean. Hired by a billionaire and former presidential candidate, Buck is seeking answers to the mysterious cause of death of the billionaire’s nephew. Buck finds himself entangled in a number of skull-splitting complications including a race for hidden gold, the seductive and beautiful granddaughter of St. Barths’ most famous swashbuckler, ruthless and corrupt treasure hunters, a temptress maritime historian, and many demons haunting him from his past.
SECOND CHANCE GOLD is Cunningham’s fourth novel in the Buck Reilly series, based in Key West and various Caribbean islands including Anguilla and St. Barths. Bankie Banx, known as the Anguillan Bob Dylan, makes a special guest appearance—a treat for reggae aficionados! Additionally, Buck Reilly readers will love recording artist Matt Hoggat’s new song “The Ballad of Buck Reilly” from his new album Workaholic in Recovery.
If you love adventure, travel and thrillers mixed in with treasure hunting, seaplanes and exotic island locales, you’ll definitely want to book a flight with Buck and SECOND CHANCE GOLD.
Jimmy Buffett is interviewed in the latest edition of Beaches, Resorts, & Parks. In the discussion, he reveals that he’s working on a new book:
As we talk books just a little more, Jimmy also tells me he is currently working on a new book. It’s still a ways from being finished but he says he is writing a page a day. “It’s a travel log. Starting in Long Island and ending up in Shanghai,” he tells me. His newest book, he says – just like his music- will be published by his own publishing company.
Read the full wide-ranging interview here.
Put down the piña colada.
The calm Caribbean beaches are pierced by bullets and bombs in CRYSTAL BLUE, the third adventure/mystery novel from author John H. Cunningham. Call it a tropical island mis-adventure, call it hell on the high seas, either way prepare yourself for a white knuckle ride from Key West to the Virgin Islands featuring Buck Reilly, Cunningham’s wacky yet beloved protagonist.
Flying rock stars and celebrities to a remote island for a charity concert seems like breeze to Buck. But all hell breaks loose when the promoter disappears and one of the A-list stars is kidnapped. The charity’s vision to revolutionize women’s Choice by advocating adoption collides with a collection of threats that sends a Buck on a wild race through the Virgin Islands fighting forbidden lust and multiple crazed killers determined to derail the event. When the facts are turned upside down and all seems lost, Buck’s motley network of smugglers, arms merchants, and island eccentrics steer him to a full moon showdown to save not only the victims but the charity’s mission and the woman he’s falling for.
Crystal Blue is a white knuckle ride from Key West to the British and U.S. Virgin Islands. A thrilling addition to the Buck Reilly series that includes Red Right Return and Green to Go.
For a sneak peek of Crystal Blue, click here.
Visit www.jhcunningham.com for more info about the Buck Reilly Adventure Series.
In early November, the Parrotheads will touch down on Key West for the 21st annual Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) 2012 festivities, and island-themed authors John H. Cunningham, Andy Forsyth and Michael Haskins will host a signing and reading from their recent releases at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon on Friday, November 2.
Cunningham, creator of the Buck Reilly Adventure Series, will read from his recently released novel GREEN TO GO, where Buck’s hunt for missing treasure pits him against a crazed mercenary, Peruvian rebels, rogue Cuban Secret Police and a beautiful woman torn between turning him over to the authorities or succumbing to his easy charm. For more information, visit www.jhcunningham.com.
Readers will enjoy Forsyth’s Trop Rock Songs Stories and Tales, a non-fiction read detailing the stories as told by trop rock singer/songwriters about their songs. For more information, visit www.troprocksongs.com.
Fans of the Mick Murphy Key West mysteries will get to hear Michael Haskins read from Stairway to the Bottom, a fast-paced read in which Mick faces off against a hit man. For more information, visit www.michaelhaskins.net.
What does stolen treasure, Cuban secret police and Jimmy Buffett’s old plane have in common?
All are part of the major plotline of Key West writer John H. Cunningham’s latest Buck Reilly Adventure—GREEN TO GO.
Cunningham will host a series of signings in Key West during Meeting of the Minds “Meet the Authors” Event from November 1-3:
MOTM 2012 SIGNING SCHEDULE:
11/1: 9-11, 1-3, 5-7 at Casa Marina
11/2: 9-10:30 at Casa Marina
11/2: 1-3at Smokin’ Tuna Saloon (4 Charles Street) with authors Michael Haskins and Andrew Forsyth
11/3: 11-1 at Casa Marina
Locals have come to love John H. Cunningham and the Buck Reilly Adventure Series, which includes RED RIGHT RETURN and GREEN TO GO (Green Street Publishing; $3.99 eBook).
In GREEN TO GO, good news turns bad fast, and the bad just keeps coming…The unexpected contents of his parent’s Swiss bank account offers Buck Reilly a chance to dig himself out of the hole he’s been in since the recession hit, but first he must recover the treasure maps and clues he lost at sea. Those plans get put on hold when a friend is accused of orchestrating the biggest theft in Key West’s sordid history, and the FBI uses Buck’s past against him to demand that he search for the thieves who fled aboard a hundred year-old schooner.
No good deed goes unpunished, and Buck’s dogged by greed and double-crosses from Key West to the Bahamas and points south. His hunt for the missing treasure pits him against a crazed mercenary, Peruvian rebels, rogue Cuban Secret Police and a beautiful woman torn between turning Buck over to the authorities or succumbing to his easy charm.
If you love John D. MacDonald, Clive Cussler, Tom Corcoran, Tim Dorsey and Carl Hiaasen, Buck’s faults, quirks, humanity and heroics will appeal to you. Cunningham’s clever, thrill-seeking mysteries will leave you guessing.
For locals, you’ll hear a lot about famed Key West locales – Blue Heaven, La Concha Hotel, Pepe’s, Margaritaville and others.
For more information about the author, visit www.jhcunningham.com