A few years back I remember reading a story of a guy who gets into money & somehow ends up buying an impoverished island in the Caribbean. He starts bringing the locals lifestyles up to decent levels. The island at one time was controlled by druglords & they left behind a small underground complex. He was somehow on the good side of the French & was able to hire a French Foreign Legion unit for security & even set up for allowing Legionnaires who were retiring to move to the island. I remember that it was an excellent story but can't remember enough to dig it up.