Over the past century, residents of the world’s most desirable tropical island destinations have become addicted to the continuous flow of money from visiting tourists. Without sufficient alternate industries in place, following a global economic catastrophe, their very long-term survival may be in jeopardy.
Tropical nations sells their sun, sand and sea to tourists, and then, in turn, spend that revenue on purchasing food and energy. What if the planes, cruise ships and private yachts stopped visiting the Islands? Island peoples would quickly run out of money to purchase these essentials. A worldwide global depression could trigger such an occurrence.
RAISE AWARENESS THROUGH STORYTELLING
This is clearly a very serious issue, with potentially deadly consequences. However, rather than publish a dry, lecturing white paper on the subject, Shilling is drawing attention to the issue via an action novel:
POSEIDON’s CRADLE :: WOLVES of the APOCALYPSE
Against a backdrop of worldwide economic catastrophe - and the particular vulnerability of tropical island nations - Bahamian entrepreneur Lance Monroe is seduced by the drug underworld. But, in the face of corruption and murder, he is soon compelled to choose another path.
In an all-too-possible future, after the Great Global Depression of 2023, only the wealthy can afford to take vacations to the tropics. With the collapse of middle-class tourism, island populations find themselves struggling to pay for the essentials of life.
Forced to shut down his dive expedition business, Marine-trained fighter and water-man Monroe reluctantly embarks on transporting contraband for the Dominicans. However, when a secret bio-engineering lab stumbles upon a new super coca strain, the stage is set for a dangerous clash between corrupt governments, drug cartels and the world’s largest pharmaceutical company.
Tense and disturbing, this ambitious story takes the reader on a wild ride through a harsh, often merciless landscape, with an electrifying plot of action, intrigue, corruption and revenge.
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