Robert G. Barrrett's latest Les Norton adventure,
The Wind and the Monkey, set in Port Stephens, NSW, is a romance as well as an adventure - proving once again Barrett's enormous appeal to both men and women readers.
A week's holiday in Shoal Bay, courtesy of Price Galese - all Les had to do was help Eddie Salita get rid of a crooked cop. Why not? Les always wanted to visit Port Stephens, and nobody liked Fishcake Fishbyrne that much anyway. The first night in town, Les gets arrested by the federal police then collared by a drug-crazed, feminist author. The hit turned out to be a complete nightmare. Next thing, it's a night drive into Newcastle with Eddie to sort out a team of local heavies.
Somehow in the middle of all this, Les meets Digger, a sweet Christian girl from the Church of the Peaceful Sea. Digger is a fiery little enigma wrapped in a burning secret. Digger found God. Les finds Elvis. Together they journey to Virgin Island, discover love, and solve a mystery.
©1999 Robert G. Barrett (P)2003 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.