Janus Island Author:Sloan Wilson At 45, Ben Powers finds his 20-year marriage on the rocks and his once brilliant career as a television writer washed up. He meets 28-year old Penny Savodi, whose recent disappointment in love has left her emotionally drained and vulnerable. Ben's childhood friend, millionaire Nort Clay owns most of Janus Island in the Florida Keys. Nort, mental... more »ly unstable, is convinced there are solid gold cannons buried off the coast of Janus Island. He has devised an elaborate plan to salvage them. He invites Ben to help him to create a diversionary ploy for the recovery of the cannon. The first few days on the island seem idyllic, but as the search progresses badly, Nort becomes more psychotic and the action more frenetic till the final shocking climax.
JANUS ISLAND is full of suspenseful action, but it is also the story of a tender love affair between 2 people, deeply hurt, who grasp desperately at one last chance of happiness and fulfillment.
Sloan Wilson is the author of several enormously popular and successful novels, notably "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" and "A Summer Place".« less