Character Love Letter: Bob Green from Bob Ferguson’s ‘Buzzard Bay’
February means chocolates, cupids flying overhead and love is in the air. We are asking authors to have one of their characters write a letter to someone they love. Today we’re featuring Bob Green from Bob Ferguson’s Buzzard Bay who is writing a love letter to July. Bob and July Green have left Canada to work on a project in the Bahamas. They soon learn that the only reason the project is there at all is to disguise the airstrip that is being used to distribute cocaine. Bob tries to stop the drug runners but they in turn make it look like Bob is the one running drugs forcing him to leave the Bahamas and his beloved July.
Well, here I go again leaving you to fend for yourself while I go running off. I am writing you because this might be the last time you ever hear from me. You understand what I am telling you when I say they are right behind me at every turn. So far I have been able to stay ahead of them but soon everything must come to a head. They know I have only one goal in life and that’s to get back to you. They’ll be waiting for me but I don’t care. You are more important than life itself and I find no reason to live if you’re not there. I remember the way your blonde hair hangs on my chest in the morning light and how you sometimes tell me where to go and how to get there in not so polite a way. They say all rich men have French wives, I have been fortunate enough to know this is true.
I remember you raising your head from the pillow and kissing my lips. You said, “The French have a saying, L’Absence est à L’Amour ce que le vent est au feu, S’Allûme les grands et éteind les petits.” It sounded beautiful and I remember asking you what it meant? You scratched my chest with your long finger nails and replied, “Absence is to love like wind is to fire, it lights up the big ones and puts out the little ones.” I am like the wind my darling always blowing towards you. You are the flame in my heart that keeps me going. No matter what happens they can never keep us apart, never.
ABOUT BOB FERGUSON
Bob Ferguson grew up in a remote region of Canada without electricity or telephones. He spent evenings listening to an old battery-operated radio and dreaming of faraway places. Later in life he traveled extensively. His travels to the Bahamas form the basis for Buzzard Bay. The author and his wife currently live in Fiji, where Bob writes and his wife teaches. Their children and grandchildren live in Canada.
ABOUT BUZZARD BAY
Murder, drugs trafficking, kidnapping and betrayal are the detonators that set Bob Ferguson’s explosive thriller BUZZARD BAY into motion.
The tale begins on a cold winter night in a remote area of Canada. Five assassins surround an old farm house. They have already made four kills and this one seems as routine as the others. But then a dog barks and the murderous plan is suddenly disrupted. In a breathless chase over the next two days, three of the assassins lie dead, including their leader. Eventually, the only assassin to escape is a man named Henekie. He had vowed to kill the man they missed and knew someone who would be willing to pay him to do it. He heads back to Germany to find that contact.
The killers’ target is Bob Green, a Canadian farmer who needs some serious funding to keep his business operating in the black. A solution seemed to materialize when Bob joined the other assassination victims to work on a farm project in the Bahamas touted as “the opportunity of a lifetime.” Bob and his wife, July, had spent a blissful honeymoon in the Bahamas, so he is happy to return to his paradise with the promise of making money. But paradise turns deadly when his fellow workers discover that the project is just a front to keep an airstrip open to be used as part of a cocaine distribution route from the islands. Now, the Canadians are being eliminated one by one after being sent back home, and someone is holding July in the Bahamas. Bob must get back to the Bahamas to find her.
The suspense mounts as Bob sets out to rescue his wife and set things right. To do that, he must agree to a CIA plot to go underground and pose as a well-known drug dealer thought to be dead. His decision puts both July’s and his life at stake.
Bob Ferguson’s Buzzard Bay gives readers all the adventure and thrill they could ask for in this unputdownable read.