“The author will be one to follow. She wove the historical backdrop of crime-ridden South Florida during the height of the Cocaine trade with modern characters. Back in a time when you could truly fly under the radar. (and no social media) If you like thrillers, you will like this one. Gritty, witty, full of insights into Miami’s past. like a gator, starts off slow then grabs you. I was born on Davis Island and lived through this time. Yes, I inhaled. Have some experience with guns, boats, spearguns and horses. Nice to see some things researched. Has true movie potential.” -Amazon Reviewer
“An outstanding debut thriller that has it all: misdirection, intrigue, murder, and family. Captivating and engrossing.” — The BookLife Prize
“A taut, thrilling drama told exceptionally well.” — Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“An engagingly written series starter with a bounty of plot twists and Miami vices.” — Kirkus Reviews
Rumors of $75 million in missing cartel cash.
An iconic Florida waterfront hotel with a dangerous past.
An ex detective turned lawyer with his own playbook.
Vance Courage knows all too well the Hotel Mutiny was once the secret enclave for Miami’s notorious Cocaine Cowboys. Law enforcement, drug lords, and lots of shady operatives lived it up inside the Mutiny’s high security private club.
Outside the hotel, Miami was a war zone. The coroner stored murder victims in rented refrigerated trucks. Witnesses and jurors disappeared. A federal judge was gunned down outside his home.
But that was a different era. Or was it?
Courage is a lawyer now and his practice is on the skids. When a fugitive sneaks into Miami from Cuba, it unleashes demons from the past. Characters from the Cocaine Cowboy days are cropping up — including an enticing woman he meets on a dating app. With his life going nowhere fast, he wonders what they want with him. And why now?
This paradoxical tale of murder, tenderness, corruption, and family will get inside your head and won’t let go until you’ve read the final word.
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“Best book I have read in the last 2 decades. It has more twists than a large bag of pretzels…”
“There is nothing ordinary about this book.”
“This story is well paced, and the plot has plenty of twists to keep you guessing, but not so many that you get lost on the way to the satisfying resolution…”
“I loved this book. I have read many thrillers…many best selling series books…and this new author knocked it out of the park…”
“…wry observations in a fast paced historical fiction…an irresistible page turner that I highly recommend…”
“Definitely a page-turner, I could not put it down…finished the book on one trip from Tucson to Tampa…”
“…I found it impossible to put down. Crisp, descriptive storytelling…”
“This is the best book I’ve read in a long time.”
“Interesting setting…ambitious plotting, thorough character development and pithy dialogue were among the book’s many strengths…”
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