I have received a free e-copy of the book The Seven Sorrows by Gregg Kuehn to review.
Here is the book blurb.
Oh, how they flew from wave to wave, when the devil came to our blessed shore
And with smoke and fire defiled the cave.
The Abyss now bare, spears no more, they lie below her most sweet soul
That, stabbed with seven sorrows.
A set of still-lethal handheld tactical nuclear weapons, stolen from the United States Army during the Cold War, has been hidden deep in a cave on the island of El Fortunato, British West Indies, since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now terrorists are plotting to dig them up. The only clue to their location – a riddle written over fifty years earlier.
KC Jameson, a 33 year old marine biologist, is living a fairly care-free life on the West Indies island. That is until his boss, an exotic weapons collector, orders him to find the nuclear weapons. KC and his reluctant assistant, Nikki Colt, a squad of rogue Russian commandos, and a special operations unit from U.S. Military under orders from a corrupt politician finds themselves in a race to retrieve the weapons. Can KC and Nikki decipher the one clue to the missles whereabouts before they fall into the wrong hands? And exactly whose hands are the wrong hands?
The book starts in Moscow where elderly Alexei is about to die. But before he does, he tells his nephew Pyotr about how he stole and hid nuclear weapons back in 1962. Pyotr thinks this could be his ticket to America, and he passes the sketchy information to Colin Farthington, an American weapons collector, who puts an escape plan in place for Pyotr. However the plan to escape Russia goes wrong and Pyotr is captured and tortured for the information and then killed by Chuikov. Additionally Colin and Pyotr’s conversation was intercepted by ISA (the US Army Intelligence Support Activity) who work for Vice President Gordon.
Colin works out that the weapons are on the island of El Fortunato, where it just so happens that he already has an employee, KC Jameson. KC teams up with visiting climber Nikki.
The race is on for the weapons between KC and Nikki, the Russians and VP Gordon’s team. But whereabouts on the island are they? So many twists and turns, plus lots of double-crossing.
The Seven Sorrows is available on Amazon, currently priced at £11.28 in paperback or £5.32 in Kindle format. A gripping storyline that really has you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommended.
Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.