the beginning of the novel, Delta 7's main character visits the
island nation of Grenada, located in the southeastern part of the
Caribbean. One of the novel's central characters is a native of
this enchanting island. This fictional
character is a high-ranking member of the Grenadian Defense Force.
assigned as an attaché in Venezuela, I was also diplomatically
accredited to Grenada and several other Caribbean
nations. I can honestly say that I found the
Grenadian people to be some of the most friendly and hospitable people
in the world!
The 1983 US invasion of Grenada, called "Urgent Fury," is mentioned in my novel. I remember
attending several diplomatic functions commemorating the US
intervention while visiting in my official capacity as an
attaché. At the time, I was surprised to learn that many Grenadians
were appreciative of that military action. Perhaps attitudes have
changed today, but when I was there in the 90s, the Grenadians
hosted island-wide celebrations on the anniversary of the invasion --
and many of the locals with whom I spoke were genuinely grateful.
Finally -- and hopefully without revealing any of Delta 7's secrets...
some of the characters in Delta 7 are members of the Royal
Grenadian Police Force & Coast Guard. In my actual
experience they were all dedicated and hard-working men and
women... and it was an honor and a privilege to meet and work with
them. Don't forget, Delta 7 is a work of fiction!