The misplacement of decimals a few times in company accounts at his father’s investment firm are just the beginning of Blake Calloway in hot water in Tim W. Jackson’s novel, Blacktip Island. The more he tries to fix it the worse it becomes. So, he packs up the cash and heads to Blacktip Island until he can fix his mistakes. While trying to go unnoticed he inadvertently gains celebrity while saving a fellow scuba diver and catches the attention of local bartender Mal. Blake decides to return home to try to handle some affairs and return to work. Once again he ends up making huge mistakes and he ends up getting fired. Knowing things are only set to get worse he uses his middle name Hugh as he travels back to Blacktip Island and makes ghost travel plans for Blake to keep everyone off his trail as long as possible. Upon this return he tries to hide himself and the cash and takes a job on the scuba boat. Along the way he meets interesting, dangerous, unusual and attractive people and learns the stories and legends that surround Blacktip Island and the waters around it. All he has to do now is survive long enough to see if the stories are true and decide how to handle his predicament.
Blacktip Island is a novel that will make you laugh and keep you guessing about the people and predicaments Hugh/Blake finds himself in. While the story line is enough to keep readers hooked, the wide range of characters in this story add to the laughter, suspense, romance and everything in between and take this book to another level. Excellent attention to detail with events, characters and locations, without dragging on too much, result in Jackson writing a novel that will hold your attention and keep you guessing until the last page.
Tim W. Jackson
Devonshire House Press