When a journalist is stranded in the Florida Keys after 9/11, a wealthy stranger invites him on a fishing charter that leads to a perilous battle with Cuban pirates.
Journalist Butch Sands is looking for a way home to Pedro Island, Florida a day after terrorists attack on 9/11.
Stranded in Key West, Butch waits at a bar, where he meets Vic Turner, a wealthy stockbroker who instigates a ¿ght that lands Butch in jail for the night. But after Vic bails him out and invites him on a ¿shing charter, Butch accepts, hoping the trip will help pass the time until he can ¿nd a way home to his girlfriend and his job writing for the Island Courier.
While out fishing the gulfstream, Butch and Vic are taken by surprise when their boat is suddenly hijacked. After he is knocked unconscious, Butch awakens in a strange boat with his wrists bound. Moments later, he is reunited with Vic, who soon tells their Cuban captors that he is the sole owner of a buried treasure worth millions. With death seemingly imminent, Butch has no choice but to believe a man he has only known for a few days.
In this suspenseful adventure, things are about to go from bad to worse for a journalist caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Left to rely on his instincts and pure luck, now only time will tell if he will ever be able to return to the life he once knew.
“Jonathan Herbert has a writing style described as a unique approach to the Sunshine State and is growing in popularity.”
“With Butch Sands, author Jonathan Herbert has reinvented the classic detective protagonist. Instead of a brawling character who’s chasing skirts around the big city, Butch Sands is a love-struck writer in a dying profession, whose adventures play out across the wide-open expanses of sun-drenched South Florida. Luckily for the reader, no one knows the terrain better than Herbert …”
—Michael Kinney, writer/director