Pat Ruger: Caribbean Shuffle
Intrigue meets piracy in this tropical tale of murder and international crisis. Pat Ruger is a retired detective who joins his ex-partner, Jimmy Stewart, and his wife on a cruise in the Caribbean. Once on board, a woman he met is murdered and Pat and his partner are asked to investigate. How will Pat and Jimmy survive Caribbean pirates and a naval standoff?
I slowly became aware of a quiet but insistent knock on my front door. Groggy, I looked at the glowing digits on the nightstand alarm clock, which read, “5:11 a.m.”
“Great,” I said aloud and exited the warm covers with some annoyance. “Just a minute!” I yelled toward the living room and grabbed my robe. Bare feet on cold wood floor wasn’t going to be pleasant.
When I reached the door, grumbling under my breath with each step, I peeked out the peephole and saw a Hispanic teenager. I opened the solid wood door to see someone vaguely familiar. “Juan?”