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In the Heat

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

Boxer Miles Young thinks he’s got one more shot in him before it’s time to hang up the gloves for good. He may be the only one who thinks so. The truth is, he enjoys the recognition his career has brought him at home, in the small Latin American country of Belize, and he’s worried about how he’ll support his daughter once it’s over. So when his promoter comes to him with

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 10th 2008 by Minotaur Books
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Jul 13, 2008 Pamela added it
Excellent dialogue and tight plotting. A must read. If you enjoy vivid story telling you will love In the Heat.
Kim Skidmore
Jul 12, 2008 Kim Skidmore rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone...
This is Vasquez's first novel but, thankfully, it's not to be his last.
Set in Belize, the former British Honduras, and the only English speaking Country in Central America, "In the Heat" keeps its promise and drops the reader right in to a hot, tangled web of wealth induced, corrupted, familial relations.
Each time I opened it and began to read, Vasquez's book acted as a mental catalyst transporting me back to the Belize of my childhood: a small Third World Country whose economic and financial b
Nicole Lee
Aug 10, 2010 Nicole Lee rated it liked it
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I'm on the fence about this one. I'm somewhere between 2 and 3 stars. Which I'm probably going to go back and forth about for a little while before settling down.

This novel is set in Belize and I don't know if it's the Belizean people or just this particular author, but the dialogue seemed strained to me. There were certain lines or interaction between some characters that just didn't feel natural. It may be a cultural thing, I'm not sure.

That said, overall the story was pretty solid. I'm not a
Aug 26, 2008 Janet rated it liked it
Haven't read a mystery in quite a while - this was a good story. I connected more with the boxing aspect than the geographical details of Belize. A long time ago, I had a passing connection with the world of professional boxing, and that was an interesting (if foreign to me!) world.
Jul 24, 2009 Alesha rated it liked it
There was something not quite as engaging about this book as I would have liked. The whole situation with the main character was just a little weird to me. However, it was set in Belize, and since I've been there, it made a connection for me.
Osvaldo Reyes
Apr 03, 2016 Osvaldo Reyes rated it really liked it
Noir beliceño. Literatura negra centroamericana. Libro recomendado. Para mayor información visiten: http://elsenderoentrelassombras.blogs...
kinda starts off cool, then just gets really bad. feels ripped from chandler, set in belize, with worse dialog.
Oct 21, 2008 Gayle rated it liked it
So-so, quick book. Picked this up at the library because it was sitting there with a beautiful sign that just tempted me to read it: "Book of the Day"! LOL
Jul 15, 2008 Jonathan rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. It was well written with a great plot and excellent dialogue.
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