Twelve-Step Fandango
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Twelve-Step Fandango (Martin Brock #1)

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Martin Brock is living a wasted life. He wants to be happy. He wants to have a girlfriend who can stand to be near him. He wants his friends to respect him. Burned out and self-deluded, he takes each day as it comes, dealing low-quality cocaine to tourists, his head in a perpetual cloud of pot smoke. Martin knows he's in a rut, but he lacks the will to dig himself out. Inc...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 16th 2004 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published June 5th 2003)
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TWELVE-STEP FANDANGO tells the story of a drug-addicted paranoid by the name of Martin Brock who goes to hell and beyond right before our eyes. He lives in a forlorn off-the-beaten-track community in Spain with a bunch of other misfits and addicts. Although he inhabits a deserted castle with his girlfriend, Luisa, this is no romantic and sentimental setting. The King of the Castle is cocaine, and no one is going to bump him off his throne, least of all Martin, who chooses coke over e...more
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Chris Haslam has himself faced life-or-death scrapes on three continents and seen the world through the eyes of a firearms instructor, an ironworker, and a ski guide. His travels took him to southern Spain for a couple of years, although he now lives and works in London.
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