The Friends of Eddy Relish
About the Book
Failed Hollywood actor Eddy Relish falls into the hands of bible-quoting gangster, Bill Blake, and must become a drug mule. Eddy is menaced not only by Bill Blake but also by Abdul Madbul, an Albanian superspy turned Islamist terrorist. A chance encounter in Paris makes Eddy the only person who can identify this terrorist. Cynthia Tzin, whose Hollywood bar is a front for Chinese intelligence, rescues Eddy. She offers Eddy a Faustian pact: become a Chinese intelligence asset, and she will protect Eddy and help rebuild his Hollywood career. Eddy’s first assignment is simple—become a star again and bait a trap set to catch Madbul. The trap is set at a Las Vegas party hosted by a Chinese billionaire. Madbul and Bill both appear at the party to collect their dues from Eddy. Cynthia’s abilities are put to the test to ensure Eddy emerges alive and unscathed from this ordeal.
About the Author
I am a retired fishery manager, originally from England where I was educated. I have lived in the Pacific Islands for over 40 years. I believe the South Pacific islands and New Guinea have been largely overlooked as settings for espionage fiction. I have traveled to most of the Pacific Island archipelagos and lived in Papua New Guinea, Philippines and New Caledonia. My wife is from Papua New Guinea and I am a fluent speaker of her language and those of the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. I have published 150 scientific and technical articles on fisheries in the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia, some of which are regarded as seminal works on the region, and led to my election as a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. I have also published two fiction books, The Last Dream Before You Die and Everything Hurts, which were reviewed on Amazon and Kirkus. We currently live in Hawaii.