Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Cunningham Goodreads Author. Buck Reilly wants only three things out of life: A plane to fly, a treasure to find, and a beautiful woman to rescue. Set against the stunning scenery and freaky fabulousness of the Florida Keys, Cunningham joins the ranks of Carl Hiaasen, Randy Wayne White and Papa hi Buck Reilly wants only three things out of life: A plane to fly, a treasure to find, and a beautiful woman to rescue.
Set against the stunning scenery and freaky fabulousness of the Florida Keys, Cunningham joins the ranks of Carl Hiaasen, Randy Wayne White and Papa himself in a rich new series for thrill seekers everywhere. But life turned ugly when the market crashed, the company cratered and the FBI investigated the bankruptcy.
He operates Last Resort Charter and Salvage, flying a amphibious Grumman Widgeon, hunting for sunken treasure and taking on an occasional passenger, no questions asked. But when he faces down the dark forces of Santero priests, the underbelly of the Havana underworld and a pissed-off FBI agent, Buck has nothing but ingenuity, guts and his ancient flying boat to save his skin, and the lives he put in peril.
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But Red Right Return was such a wonderful surprise! The author has laid out a terrific Caribbean adventure and he does it with the aplomb of a seasoned novelist. The plot is complex and well thought out, the dialogue is excellent — flowing naturally, without effort, and the characters are vibrant. Red Right Return allows you to see, taste, and feel the tropics and gives you a clean glimpse of real life in the lower latitudes.
Cunningham takes us around The Florida Keys, through Cuba, and into the Bahamas, painting accurate portraits as he goes. While the multitude of characters requires the reader to pay attention, the story is highly entertaining. Michael Reisig, View 1 comment. Reviewed by JoAnne Ebook provided by publicist This turned out to be a fast moving action novel that started out very slowly and was hard to get into initially.
Cunningham gave lots of background info while setting the stage in Key West and introducing all the bad guys along with their nicknames who were chasing after Buck. This was interspersed with some of Buck's life story of why he was in Key West in the first place. This bogged down the story line when trying to keep the plot and characters Reviewed by JoAnne Ebook provided by publicist This turned out to be a fast moving action novel that started out very slowly and was hard to get into initially.
This bogged down the story line when trying to keep the plot and characters straight. Add in the Santeros those believing in Santeria and Palo Mayomebe, it's dark side, and it was made a little more difficult. Once you got past all the scene setting the action worked its magic and drew you into the story. There was lots of conflict and some romance which held my interest and kept reeling me in.
Then the ending of the story was climatic which made it all worthwhile. I ended up enjoying this book, when I didn't think I would, and look forward to reading others in the series that John Cunningham is planning to write. Super good book. It's a short read at only pages that I basically zipped right through because I read a lot faster than I already do on my Nook. This book is also one you can't put down because for this being Cunningham's first novel, it is full of twists and turns that you would expect out of a thriller mystery.
A few of the things I absolutely loved about the book- the setting. I'm a fan of Florida and I've always wanted to get to Key West. At times I wanted to be annoyed with Buck b Super good book. At times I wanted to be annoyed with Buck but I just couldn't. He's written as an every day guy who's made some bad decisions but would like to just move on with life and hope for the best. How he keeps getting himself more and more tangled into the web of Santeria, Cuba, and a failed missionary trip is beyond me.
But it was enjoyable to read because just when you think he's figured it out, there are a few more curveballs that don't make any sense. And that was kind of fun because that doesn't happen so often. The only thing I felt disappointed about was the ending. I understand why it was ended at that moment, it totally opens it up for a sequel, but I wish that I had more closure as a reader. No doubt this author will come up with an equally good book the next time around, that's for sure. It's really refreshing to read an author who actually knows the information because you can feel the difference when you read it next to an author who's only simply researched it.
So overall, it was a good book and a fast read. It is hard to believe this was John H.
Cunningham's first novel. The plot was complex. There was a lot of background research ranging from Santeria to Cuba to Hemingway, but it was sprinkled across the arc of the story. He avoided the long tedious background information passages one slogs through in authors like Clancy. The characters were adequately developed, but I'm hoping that they will be better developed in future works.
The pace begins quite slowly as we settle into the protagonist's situ It is hard to believe this was John H. The pace begins quite slowly as we settle into the protagonist's situation in Key West. I loved Betty, his Grumman Widgeon. I own a Margaritaville mug with her likeness on it as Betty is supposed to have been bought from Jimmy Buffett. In fact, Betty is the best drawn character in the story.
We learn something of what landed Buck on Key West and set the baseline from which his character develops. About two thirds of the way into it, the pace quickens until near the end when it becomes a page turner. I liked that the pace was given room to build. I don't think you'll regret having done so. Great book, easy read!!!! Action and mystery from the beginning to end!
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Love this book been a long time since I read a good adventure book like this one. I'm going to get the next book. The story Buck Reilly knows that you can't get much further than rock bottom, as his experience as a treasure-hunting internet millionaire crashed him down into bankruptcy and despair.
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The only way is up. Or is it? The style I have a soft spot for this kind of thing, and by this kind of thing I can be very specific; lone detective-style characters who are not, in fact, detectives, but an ordinary guy who lives somewhere in Florida and is not only helping someone out but is also tackling a broader, possibly political issue. Who is this book for? If you like this book, you would also like Sep 13, Jm rated it really liked it.
This story was the most fun I have had reading since I discovered early works like Lucky You. Cunningham is better than other authors in the area for his visuals.
He does not add so many details that you feel whelmed like razor girl and not too few to let your imagination fill in the blanks. I immediately started Green to Go within 30 minutes after finishing this and have purchased a few more. In a world woefully short on two-fisted, contemplative, slightly neurotic tropical knights, John H.
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