Trouble in Paradise: A Thrilling Supernatural Mystery


All Cal Mackey wanted was to live out a peaceful existence and put his past in the rear view mirror. How better to live out his dream then to open a peaceful little bar in the Florida Keys? Far from the madness of war, Mackey lives his life on his own terms, mixing umbrella drinks for his customers and maintaining his anonymity.

But even in Paradise things change”…

Out of the darkness a mysterious ship docks behind The Paradise Shack and patrons begin to disappear.

What is the horrific secret that this vessel is carrying?

Now Mackey must rely on the set of skills he so desperately has tried to disavow. The conspiracy he will uncover will have more profound ramifications than just a few missing tourists. The ship’s purpose is more complex than he could ever imagine. A mission that is so unprecedented that Mackey will end up doubting his own loyalties.

No matter which side you find yourself rooting for, Trouble in Paradise will leave you wondering “what if?”



“This story had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that really make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book.” by Piaras

“Outstanding novel, just when you think that you know where it’s going and have it figured out, you learn that you don’t. So many twists, turns curves and hills in this book will make it one of those that is impossible to put down. I can’t wait for the next book as Mr. Lyle Howard keeps me on the edge of my seat with his story telling.” by Lee Sowell

“It all starts with obsession – one centered on a mysterious, and sometimes considered fabled, ship, The Nocturne. That obsession quickly turns sour when a crew finds and boards the troubled craft…. Only to be picked off one by one by forces unseen.
And this is just the prologue! With an opening like that, I just knew that Lyle Howard’s “Trouble in Paradise” was going to be good- and I wasn’t disappointed! This leads off with a bang and just gets better from there. Mystery, violence, drama and supernatural flair – it’s all there and leads to an epic ending. ” by Heather G



Lyle Howard was born and raised in South Florida. Married to his wife Riva, Mr. Howard has always been an avid writer. “As long as I can remember, writing fiction has always been my creative outlet.”

Lyle Howard first hit the literary scene with his first published novel “Mr. Sandman” in 1995. In the nineteen years since, he has been teaching journalism classes to aspiring young writers.

“I don’t look at the world the way others do.” It’s this perspective on life that makes Mr. Howard’s novels unique and thought provoking. “I look forward to getting back into professional writing.”

So don’t think that Mr. Howard has ever stopped writing during his teaching hiatus. He has eight more novels waiting for editing, so his fans can look forward to more excitement and tension for a while to come.

In his free time, Mr. Howard loves to walk the beach with his wife and hit the links with his golf buddies.

He asks that all of his readers please write an honest review on his Amazon page.



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