Finished chapter 24 and passed 13,000 words tonight. I'm inserting the malevolent Nikolai Kropotkin, a major villain from Switchback, into the mix. He's been sent to the Caribbean to act as bodyguard and babysitter for the German scientist doing the bidding of his Soviet masters in a remote lab. I have a feeling Kropotkin's going to get a chance for revenge against Nick Temple at some point. Stay tuned!