This fast paced entertaining adventure starts out with a drunk character shooting a bug on a wall in a Caribbean motel after waking up with one of his world class hangovers. He in introduced to 2 characters who put him in control of a sailboat which he is to sail north without sailing skills for questionable reasons. Harry meets a girl from the forgotten coast of north Florida and the real adventure begins involving crooked politicians, Cuban drug smugglers, and other characters he would like to forget. Nothing here will go down as great literature, but sometimes an interesting book is just what one needs, this one might do it for you as it did for me. I really liked the author's description of the area around East Point, Fla one of my old fishing and diving haunts. I would like to see this area remain unspoiled because it is a part of Florida I love, you might too after reading this book, enjoy.
Debut book by this author. "2 parts Hiaasen, 1 part Elmore Leonard, with a dash of Edna Buchanan".... and definitely some Dorsey in there! Happy Harry Harper may or may not have committed a murder; sails a boat back to Florida; meets Jane Ellen who may or may not have killed someone;
I had a hard time with this one. The initial scene was worthy of Hiassen, Dorsey, etc. but the writing was heavy handed and awkward. I flipped ahead a few pages to see if it got better and it only got worse. Paucity of dialogue didn't help. Trying way too hard to be cute, doesn't have the brazen flair needed in this genre. Well, brazen yes, flair no. Plodding.