Merman Tirnan’s paradise island is being threatened by a volcano. Now the whole world is watching. How long can he keep Tirnan’s presence a secret?
Captain Andrew and the crew of the Diamond learn that the volcano on El Paradiso, the tropical paradise where Tirnan and the mer-people live is about to erupt. The world’s attention is focused on the tiny spec of land. Andrew and his crew must race against time to keep the mer-people’s presence a secret. How can they do that when scientists and reporters from all over the globe are descending on El Paradiso?
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“Here, sir,” Mr. James said and stood straight.
Andrew scanned the web-site with growing interest and concern. The news on the screen told of underwater tremors in the Caribbean Ocean signaling the movement of magma beneath the earth’s crust. One of the volcanos in that region would erupt in the near future. How long before it did, the article didn’t say, but it was most likely Gukumatz on El Paradiso, named for the Mayan god of the elements: Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Volcanologists, geologists, other scientists and news agencies from around the world were descending on the island. The report was dated the previous day. The world had more than a twenty-four hour start.
“What’s going to happen to the mer-people if they’re discovered?” Mr. James asked in a raspy voice when Andrew looked up from the screen.
That statement clinched it for Andrew.
I’m the last one to know. As always.
“Andy, we have to return to El Paradiso,” Blackmoor, the only person in the world the captain allowed to call him such, said. “Now.” His voice was low and pleading, not adversarial.
Andrew looked into the big man’s deep brown eyes framed by a full beard and mustache.
I don’t ever recall seeing him without a smile on his face. Whoever he has on the island, he’s scared to death for him.
The captain nodded. He couldn’t imagine letting anything happen to Tirnan, especially if there was something he could do to prevent it.
“Check with the galley to make sure if we’re fully stocked on essentials,” Andrew said to Mr. James. The pilot turned and left the cabin.
“We’ve finished refueling and the engines are in good working order,” Blackmoor said. “The ship is ready to go at a second’s notice.”
He pivoted to the door to leave but the captain stopped him. “Vince.” Andrew rose from his chair and approached the bosun. He fingered the garland around the big mans’ neck, brushing his fingers lightly across Vince’s nipples.
“A mer-bear?” Andrew looked into the handsome, tanned face.
The bosun grinned back. “Jemmar.” He enunciated a soft ‘j’ as he spoke the name. Andrew watched as the bosun’s eyes twinkled and his smile grew.
“We’ll protect them as much as we can,” Andrew said. “Don’t worry.”
Alex Morgan was born and raised in western Oklahoma where he attended college and majored in chemistry and mathematics. Later, he moved to the Dallas area where he obtained his master’s degree and then a doctorate in analytical chemistry. He now lives in Baltimore.
He is an avid reader, particularly mysteries, since being introduced to the Hardy Boys in grade school. After reading his first Agatha Christie novel, Murder on the Orient Express, in junior high, mysteries have been one of his biggest enjoyments. He has always enjoyed reading comic books and loves the super-hero genre just as much.
Combining these two concepts, he has written three mystery novels Breathless, in which he introduced gay, paranormal sleuth Corey Shaw; its sequel, Murder at the Green Lantern, and the most recent, Invisible Curtain. He is also the author of several gay erotica short stories published by loveyoudivine Alterotica.
Look for him at www.pennedbyalexmorgan.com