Book: Diamond Pursuit by Patrick Shanahancategories: Book, Ibiza, Diamonds, Crime, Holiday, Humour, Smuggling, Party, Comedy
Patrick Shanahanabout this book: Diamond Pursuit is the third book in the Pursuit Series of books. These books are humour based but with a serious storyline. This particular book is set in Ibiza and follows the main character, Matthew Malarkey, who gets involved in a diamond smuggling ring. The idea came form a real life case a few years back that involved the 'Peru Two' a couple of unfortunate girls who got involved in a drug ring from Peru to Ibiza. While that was no laughing matter, it gave me the idea for the story. I decided on diamonds for the smuggling element as I didn't want to get too close to the real life drama that had given me the idea.
Diamond smuggling sounds deadly serious and it does introduce the serious side of the book and the central plot but the overall story is a humorous tale of mishap, scheming, mistakes, pursuit and camaraderie.
I'd been to Ibiza a few times but went back to carry out research in a number of locations across the island. In fact I visited twice during the writing phase, the second time because I needed to confirm and add to some of the notes I had taken on that first research visit. It's inspiring to hear the sounds, sense the smells and absorb the atmosphere of a location and helps bring some authenticity to the writing. Ibiza is a much visited destination by UK holiday makers and, if you've been and know the island, many of the locations will be familiar. If you haven't been but are planning on going, this book would be an ideal 'travelling partner.' Not as a tourist guide - it doesn't pretend to be that - but as a beach side or poolside read, a light comedy story that will fit in well as you soak up the sun.
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