Chapter 4 – Extract 30 from The Paradise Induction!
The jeep pulled up into a dirt track car park, surrounded by tall trees that leaned in as if they were protecting the few vehicles around.
I’ve made it. I’m actually here. My new job location—Five O’ Clock Somewhere’s—I’m going to be a real bartender.
I looked toward the beach retreat that I’d be working at.
The sign, high up among the trees was covered by a few palm leaves.
We stepped out of the car and Vernon leaned up against his vehicle. “Cain should be in there by now. I’ll be around,” he said.
“Okay, thanks very much,” I replied and walked toward the sign. A thin path cut-out among the bush into an alcove that meandered through the green. I walked through with a smile on my face. There were no nerves, despite the fact that I was walking toward a job interview. Just contentment.
Jacob Cain, I thought. The smile disappeared from my face.
Jacob Cain. Jacob Cain. Who is he?
I was getting closer to the bar and then, I saw them both. A large man standing up with a grin on his face and the other sat with his back to the restaurant area.
I gritted my teeth as I recognised the bald head and awkward body shape of the man sitting down.
I knew that dark complexion and those round glasses.
Oh no way. No, it can’t be him, I thought. Of all people, not him.
He turned around.
It was him.