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Living Proof: A Novel of Key West

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For a man to find true freedom, he must free himself from the grip of his fears.

CIA since the age of twenty-one, by no choice of his own, Agent Jake Lander had long dreamed of the day he would finally be free from the life they had provided him in their finely-tuned world of deception. After a twenty-five year career with the Agency, Jake knew far too much to simply walk a
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Paperback, 286 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Subtropic Press
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Will Redd
Jan 16, 2014 Will Redd rated it really liked it
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This was a Goodreads First Read win, I think the first one I received. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the synopsis on the giveaway looked interesting, and I was lucky enough to get a copy, signed.

Living Proof is a quirky little read. It's the story of a CIA operative who decides to leave his old life for the sweet life down in Key West (something I've considered doing myself at times). While there he meets a bunch of colorful characters, but while he outruns his past he smacks into it almost
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Ed Robinson
Feb 14, 2014 Ed Robinson rated it it was amazing
The rogue CIA agent gets into no gun battles, no fights, and no real adventure until the end. What he does is figure himself out.
There is some deep introspection from inside the mind of a unique man. His long hidden feelings and life of deception come to a head on the sunny tropical isle of Key West. The author's descriptions of local haunts are excellent. He walks you around Old Town in a very realistic manner. The tension may not be flying bullets, but it's tense nonetheless.
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Wheezy Hardin
Jun 24, 2013 Wheezy Hardin rated it it was amazing
Came home from work to find my sweepstakes copy waiting. Although following a little like the TV series Burn Notice (which btw I loathe, don't know why)... this read was much more entertaining. I like the twists and turns it provides and it held my interest. It had a fast, flowing style thay seemed "guy orientated" sort of entertainment (not meant to be insulting :P )
Descriptions of the Key West area were good and seemed true to what I have read in other areas.
Mr May has a simple straight fo
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Karen E. Garcia
May 08, 2015 Karen E. Garcia rated it really liked it
I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads contest. I personally was not expecting to like it as much as I did. The summary seemed interesting but I thought there would of been more action considering the character Jake was a former CIA agent. This did not take away from enjoying the story. There were parts that created twists and left you wanting to know what is going to happen. There is a bit of action but regardless the story itself was intriguing enough to be able to make up for that. ...more
Janice
Sep 15, 2013 Janice rated it really liked it
I won this in the Goodreads Giveaway. I really enjoyed this book, but it was a little unclear exactly what Jake was running from,why if he left the CIA he had to be killed. The twists and turns of who he ended up with (girl friend) was a real, but pleasant surprise. Made me happy. I kind of wish the book told a little more of what happened to Roger and his cop partner. But all-in-all I liked the characters in this book.
Jennifer
Mar 10, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
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I picked this up after spying it on the counter at this little off the beaten path restaurant in Key West. Quick, decent read.
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Kevin first visited the island of Key West in the 1980s, became entranced by her fantastical allure and funky charm, leaving him with the dream of someday making that tropical paradise his home. The decades to follow were a blur of business and pleasure, accompanied by the responsibilities such escapades demand. Growing weary of the high life, Kevin dropped from the radar to pursue the freedom ...more
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