Review – The Resort Isle: Detective Frank begins (Detective Frank Dugan Series Book 1) by Paul Sekulich

Synopsis: San Diego Detective Frank Dugan has just become a victim of ruthless criminals who have passed in and out of prison, and continue to perform their grisly acts in free society. Dugan wants them put someplace where they can never return and never harm innocents again, and presents an innovative solution to this revolving door crime dilemma to the government. The result is Resort Isle, a lonely tropical dot in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by the most vicious sharks known to man, a place from which there is no escape and virtually no supervision. This resort is the last vacation the baddest of the bad will ever get. But Detective Dugan never figured that one day he’d be the guest of his own invention, a permanent resident at this island, where many that he sent there can’t wait to kill him.

The author builds a tale that will suck you in. I instantly liked Frank, a young honest and driven detective and his family. It was hard to read of their gruesome deaths and know that the killers were walking free. I kept trying to figure out how there was no evidence left that could tie them to the crime. It was a horrible twist that Frank was betrayed by someone he knew well. I couldn’t believe that greed would be so strong to allow small children to suffer like that. The other characters were not as developed as Frank but reasonably unlikable as bad guys or likable as good guys.

I had tried to figure out how Frank was going to get to the point of being on the island but would never have guessed the way it happened. Frank escapes several attempts on his life from his nemesis Rico Guzman. The story pace is pretty steady until almost the end where it speeds up when Frank gets to the island. Due to his personality, he doesn’t want to kill in cold blood even his nemesis and uses the island’s natural resources to help him out. Overall, good read for anyone who likes to read crime thrillers.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. RedheadedBooklover says:

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    1. Ivory M says:


      1. RedheadedBooklover says:

        Your welcome! I look forward to reading more (:

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