The Island

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The Island

Shaw arrives on a Fijian island to sell a stolen painting to drug lord Vornis. Vornis is keeping a young man captive as his slave. When Vornis gives the slave to Shaw as company during his stay, Shaw becomes more and more unsure what to do about the boy whose name he learns is Lee. Lee is a DEA agent from America. Shaw knows that he himself could be killed at any time if he does anything to make Vornis suspect him of being anything other than what he claims he is.

Shaw ends up stepping in to rescue Lee when Vornis and the other guest decide that Lee must die.

Can Shaw save Lee and himself or will both men die in the escape attempt?

The Island was an OK read. I did have some problems with the book in that there was torture and rape. It was a bit more than I wanted to handle. I did finish the book but for myself I can't recommend it to readers. I was glad the author did provide healing and redemption.

Book Blurb for The Island

Shaw is in Fiji to sell a stolen painting to the crime boss, Vornis. It will be the deal of a lifetime, if Shaw can pull it off. But then Vornis to parade his latest toy around in front of him--a captured DEA agent whose time is running out. It’s none of Shaw’s business, and it doesn’t matter that under any other circumstances Lee would be exactly Shaw’s type: he’s young, he’s hot, and he might even have a personality if they hadn’t beaten it out of him. Too bad there’s no way Lee is getting off the island. Too bad there’s nothing Shaw can do for him. And too bad there are some lines that even Shaw won’t cross.

Keeping his hands off Lee proves harder than he thinks, but Shaw’s not stupid enough to fall for the tortured captive of a dangerous crime boss, is he? If he did, it wouldn’t be just his job he would be risking--it would be his life.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices, violence, flashback to sexual violence.

Publisher's warning: Readers with a history of rape or sexual abuse may find elements of this story disturbing.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2012 3.00