If you want to look at our island from another angle, pick up a copy of Pink Rock by Ron Lacey, an adventure novel that hits home. The author stresses that although the plot is about a group of terrorists who invade Bermuda and aim a nuclear missile at the U.S., the novel was begun before the 9/11 attacks.

Frequent-visitor Lacey has penned a tale that features not only our beautiful island but also—despite his disclaimer—quite a few of our local residents, and it is not hard to figure out who is who. Lacey says Bermuda fascinates him. “It is such a unique country, sitting atop an extinct volcano, with thousands of interesting people, marvelous buildings and a thriving economy.” Although the story is dramatic, it is still a fun read. A recent reader told the author, “I drove past City Hall this morning and I will never look at it the same way.”

Pink Rock is available at most Bermuda booksellers.