Take refuge, settle down to a few drinks of rum and rain, and soon you'll be raucously entertained with these 16 stories of madness and mayhem, of life afloat and ashore in the Caribbean. Meet colorful drunks, gamblers, sailors, pirates and prostitutes. While many stories are based on truth, characters and scenes have been disguised and fictionalized to protect the guilty, the famous and the infamous. Each one of these wild and bawdy Caribbean tales will keep you smiling all day long. The flavor is definitely Caribbean and the laughs are universal. You won't regret plunging into the cool pages of this red-hot book. Unforgettable, original characters serve up a fine feast of island life,replete with laid-back sea-to-shore attitudes and spicy inimitable Caribbean spirit. So put on your sunglasses, pick up a nice cold drink, and lay back in your hammock. Let these tall tales and loose lies melt your troubles away in the uncharted waters of fun.