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Investigating cocaine smuggling in the Florida Keys, Fred Carver stumbles on a crime far worse than drug pushing
 
When Henry Tiller barges into Fred Carver’s office, the old man seems crazy. He tells a paranoid story about one of his neighbors on the sunny Florida Key where he makes his home—a wealthy man whom he suspects of using his yacht to run drugs. A young boy recentl
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ebook, 276 pages
Published June 14th 2011 by Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller (first published January 1st 1992)
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Mark Hepler
Oct 03, 2013 Mark Hepler rated it liked it
In this book, Lutz employs a clean, crisp writing style that is full of—but not overloaded with—detail and description that add to the novel’s sense of place. His character, Carver, has a lone-wolf warrior persona that reminds one of Robert Crais’ Joe Pike, or Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, but, of course, predates them.
And, because Carver is crippled in one leg and struggles physically, he is no Pike or Reacher . . . he’s more like Charles Willeford’s Hoke Mosely.
I enjoyed the book, and finished it
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Jun 30, 2014 Joyce McKune rated it really liked it
Desoto sends a retired cop to Carver. The old cop has a feeling that there is something going on in his neighborhood, but the local cop won't take him seriously. On his way home from talking to Carver, he's hit by a car and it's called an accidental "hit & run", but Fred doesn't believe in coincidence.
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Sep 06, 2011 Jane rated it it was ok
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John Lutz published his first short story in 1966 in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and has been publishing regularly ever since. His work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective--v
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