Caymanian born author, Sheldon M. Brown, a 41 year old with paternal ancestry ties to Jamaica, has published his first of three novels aptly named “Caribbean Cartels”. The riveting, suspenseful page-turner features the Shower Posse in a compelling tale of power, lust, greed and betrayal centered on the trafficking of drugs and arms for distribution in the US via Jamaican and the Cayman Islands from Columbia.
Examining the inner workings of these drug trafficking gangs, who spare no mercy to solidify their grip on power whether local or abroad, this thriller takes you into the streets of Miami and the Cayman Islands, from the ghettos of Tivoli Gardens to the hills of St. Andrew and deep into the countryside of Jamaica as the tentacles of the Shower Posse permeates Jamaican society with corruption and violence while endangering the national security of other countries.
The author, a reformed ex-gangster who has spent over two decades in the underworld of the Cayman Islands and who has also done a six-month stint in the St. Catherine District prison for entering the country illegally in 2000, is hoping to teach others of the pitfalls of crime while enlightening society to how they can better understand and contain the beast that is crime.
Dr. Frank McField, a leading Caymanian sociologist and intellectual, in his review of the Caribbean Cartels (SEE Caymanian Compass Dec. 9, 2010) stated that “Mr. Brown could very well become one of the best authors in the Caribbean. Sheldon creates characters that are simple enough but whose inner personalities are as complex as any he has found in other novels; yet they are believable.”
Caribbean Cartels is available at Sangster’s Book Stores islandwide, as well as via download at lulu.com.