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WHITE KNIGHT – John H. Cunningham (Released September 23rd, 2019)
This is book eight in the Buck Reilly series
Buck Reilly’s vacation in the Virgin Islands goes downhill fast when he witnesses a helicopter crash over the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Buck races to the rescue, but the lone survivor–a beautiful woman–has amnesia. When Buck learns the woman is Giselle Huibert, the First Lady of France, who fled her husband while at the G8 Summit on St. Thomas for reasons she cannot remember, Buck has no choice but to try and help her. However, Giselle refuses to let him call the police–even when it becomes clear that men intending to kill them are hot on their trail.
When Giselle remembers the horrifying assault she witnessed her husband and his head of security commit, and the events that led to her helicopter crashing, she and Buck are forced to flee throughout the Virgin Islands, with no one to trust but a group of unlikely heroes.
Fueled by their mutual passion, revenge against her husband, and their quest for the truth, Buck and Giselle turn the tables on their pursuers, but the final showdown rocks them to their core and challenges everything they believed to be true.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
This book falls into that category where it’s the perfect storm of elements for a quick and action-packed adventure. At just around 250 pages this one flew for me and it was exactly what I was looking for. While I haven’t read any of the other 7 books in the Buck Reilly series, I didn’t feel lost or like I was missing a lot of vital information to follow along. It could definitely be read as a standalone novel.
Buck Reilly is on vacation, but of course it isn’t going to be the relaxing time he’s hoping for, I mean, this IS a thriller! He witnesses a helicopter crash into the water and he manages to save a woman from the wreckage. Giselle is suffering from temporary amnesia, but as her memories come back to her, Buck learns that she is actually the First Lady of France and that this could have been a targeted attack on her helicopter.
The action amps up as they try to get to the bottom of why she was intentionally targeted and by who. She slowly begins to remember something horrific she witnessed her husband and their head of security commit, and they think this could be tied into it. Plenty to keep you flipping the pages and I felt like I got a good introduction to Buck to feel like I wasn’t missing any vital character development to the story. Overall, I’ll definitely be grabbing any others in the series as I come across them!
About the Author:
John H. Cunningham is the author of the best selling, seven book, Buck Reilly adventure series, which includes Red Right Return, Green to Go, Crystal Blue, Second Chance Gold, Maroon Rising, Free Fall to Black, Silver Goodbye and White Knight.
Through the years, John has been a bouncer at a Key West nightclub, a diver, pilot, magazine editor, commercial developer, song writer and global traveler. He has either lived in or visited the many island locations that populate the series, and has experienced or witnessed enough craziness and wild times to keep the Buck Reilly series flowing. John mixes fact with fiction and often includes real people in his novels, like Jimmy Buffett, Chris Blackwell, Matt Hoggatt, Thom Shepherd, Dave McKenney, Keith Sykes, Marius Stakelborough, Bruno Magras and Bankie Banx to augment the reader’s experience.
Adhering to the old maxim, “write what you know,” John’s books have an authenticity and immediacy that have earned a loyal following and strong reviews. Buck Reilly is a reflection of us all, including our frailties, strengths, dreams, fears, successes, failures, mistakes and occasional victories. No government agency, team of soldiers, unlimited cash, or secret agents are coming to Buck’s rescue, because, well they’re not coming to rescue us either, are they?
John lives in Virginia and Key West, and spends much of his time traveling. His choices for the places and plots that populate the Buck Reilly series include many subjects that he loves: Key West, Cuba, Jamaica, and multiple Caribbean settings, along with amphibious aircraft, colorful characters, and stories that concern themselves with the same tensions and issues that affect all of our lives.