Egmont Passage

Tale of the Seventh Mystery

by Antonino Fabiano



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/11/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781412013246

About the Book

What would you do if you were launched thousands of years back into Florida's prehistoric era? What would it look like? How would you feel? And how would you return home?

Bling! Bling! JJ, Isabella, and Zeke enter a contest at old Fort DeSoto. Their mission is to answer history clues written on a Letter of Marque. But when JJ finds an old Spanish doubloon, the trio is mysteriously lanuched backward in time. Startled, yet quite curious, the teenagers begin their journey home by following the distant lighthouse on neighboring Egmont Key. Crossing the Egmont Passage, however, won't be that easy. The teens must avoid the Tocobaga Indians and the Spanish Fleet, face a crew of drunken pirates, and weather the storm of a major hurricane. And if they are to return safely to present-day Florida, JJ, Isabella, and Zeke must learn that trust is their most important weapon against the unknown dangers of the passage.

Set on the subtropical islands that lay between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Egmont Passage: Tale of the Seventh Mystery explores Florida's rich past as the teenagers uncover the mysteries on their journey. It is an enchanting and inspiring story that leaves you believing anything is possible on the Egmont Passage. To read a review of this book, please visit

About the Author

Antonino Fabiano is a middle School Social studies and Life Skills teacher for Manatee County Public Schools, in Bradenton, Florida. He is also a freelance writer, longtime Parrothead, and was a career Air Force officer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida, and a Master of Science degree from Troy State University.

While in the military he taught leadership, management, and Air Force studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He served as a public relations officer at MacDill Air Force Base, also in Tampa. At the Pentagon he was a public affairs writer for General Colin L. Powell.

He enjoys spending time with his children and family. Nino lives in Tierra Verde, Florida, and is the author of a number of feature stories and poetry. Readers may contact him at