Dead Reckoning is a novel by local author, Marilinne Cooper
Tyler Mackenzie, former investigative journalist, is now just another unshaven, alcoholic, nightmare-addled beach-bum on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Until he is shaken out of his rum-soaked stupor by a call – old friend, Lucy Brookstone is dead in a car crash just a few islands away and her six year old son is missing. Recruiting local beach-ambassador Calvin and Swedish nymphomaniac, Ingrid, as his partners, Tyler sleuths his way through the beaches, bars and bedrooms of Bequia in search of a child and a memory. Can he survive a rendezvous with old enemies as violent as the punk music that made them millionaires? And can he protect Calvin’s twin, the gentle and exotically remote Justine? Written with a pitch perfect ear for dialog, an insider’s eye for detail, and plenty of gratuitous sex, “Dead Reckoning” is escapist reading for the thinking person at its best.