Author Paul Burnley Pens a Gripping Novel About an African American Agent Caught in the Midst of Unrest in the Caribbean Islands

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New novel explores the need for the Caribbean connection

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Racial tensions in the Caribbean were high in the years following WWII. The people of the islands had sacrificed a great deal helping the British, French, Dutch and other European countries that owned the islands in the Caribbean to win the war. The citizens had been promised independence for their efforts.

In author Paul Burnley’s novel, The Caribbean Connection, he shows the frustrations of an African American agent placed in a position of obtaining information of the utmost importance, but not having the authority to make decisions—some of which could have saved lives and millions of dollars. Unfortunately, the government obtained information that is not always reliable due to lack of knowledge of the culture of the people of that particular area.

Had more importance been place on trying to understand the people, the culture, the ambitions and desires of the people of these third world countries, the government would have recruited agents that had ties or connections with these countries. Then the people would have been in a better position to deal with the situations that have occurred in recent years. Readers can gain more insight into history and politics as they delve deeper into The Caribbean Connection.

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About the Author
After 23 years of newspaper work in New York, Chicago, and St. Louis, Paul Burnley took early retirement to pursue his goal of become a free lance writer. He retired to North Carolina. He has written a number of articles for national, magazines. After submitting articles to The Fayetteville Observer, the oldest newspaper in the state, in 1997 he joined the staff of The Fayetteville Observer as a weekly columnist. He remained in that position for 14 years. He is now writing a weekly column for The News Journal, a newspaper in Raeford North Carolina.

The Carribean Connection * by Paul Burnley
Publication Date: September 29, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 72 pages; 978-1-4771-4424-4
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 72 pages; 978-1-4771-4425-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4426-8

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