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TitleThe Island Off Stony Point
Author(s)Regis Schilken
PublishedJanuary 2006
PublisherBridgeway Books
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Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote:
This book has a fierce opening which surprised me. The reader falls into a big story and picks up the details as the story develops. But after that opening it turns out to be quite a page-turner which kept me interested until the end. Written in a very accessible style this book tells about a kidnapping of some monks for obvious and less obvious. What dissapoints me a bit is that the kidnappers use the reasoning 'the Catholic church has loads of money' and that the author just lets this thinking happen. The leading story in the book is an adventure that keeps you wanting to know more about how things will end up. Lots of tension, good build-up. And a spectaculair ending with an 'everything turns out ok' theme.

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Three people die in an assault on a monastery. Ancient Father Martin is one of three monks taken hostage in order to extort millions from the Catholic Church. They are imprisoned in a cavern on Phlatte Island in Lake Ontario. Detective Jessica tames arrogant FBI agent Dexter as they follow clues to the island. Youthful, African-American Stony guards Martin, who is almost a centarian. Over seventy-five years separates their ages – yet, the two men start to communicate. Stony has never killed; Martin insists it’s because of his soul. When Jessica and Dexter arrive to confront the kidnappers, Stony and Martin are gone. They barely get a small seaplane aloft using skills Martin learned during World War II. The take-off, flight, and landing of the seaplane without water, is miraculous!

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