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The Exploits of Sam MacKenzie

Paul Carr has written two novels featuring his tough guy hero Sam Mackenzie. Trouble follows Sam as he bounces from the Keys to the Caribbean. If you like fast paced, bullet-flying adventure stories with a Florida Keys and Caribbean bent, you’ll appreciate these two. 

“In Long Way Down, Paul Carr resonates with other writers — Ian Fleming, Michael Shayne, Clive Cussler, John D. MacDonald — while producing a story uniquely his own: part hardboiled detection, part espionage, part underwater adventure, part pulp, which all add up to an entertaining story.” -The American Culture- 

Candi Moran is in trouble. Vince La Salle, a Miami loan shark, wants her dead because she knows too much about his secret in the Caribbean. Candi is shot by one of La Salle’s men and turns to Sam Mackenzie for help. Sam, who is good with a gun, takes on the job, but he soon learns that Candi left out some dangerous details as he unravels La Salle’s sordid past. La Salle is involved in a high-stakes project in the Caribbean, but where he’s getting his money is the big mystery. Sam dodges bullets, missiles, karate kicks, and sharks. He gets help from an associate, John Templeton Smith III (J.T.), but Sam worries that J.T.’s greed might get them both killed as they navigate a serpentine trail of assassins, con artists and deadly financiers.

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In The Cayman Switch: Jack Craft is a con man. When he sells a Key West resort he doesn’t own to a trio of crooks, the deal turns sour and he calls Sam Mackenzie for help. By the time Sam arrives, Jack is gone, and even the bad guys are in the dark. Delray Jinks is pretty unhappy about being swindled on the resort. Sam knows him from their past days in clandestine government work, and knows what he’ll do if he doesn’t get his money back. A fortuneteller, prescription drug dealers, and the mob, are all after a piece of the action. Mona Miles, a beautiful TV reporter, wants the big story, but her relationship with Sam puts her in the line of fire. As Sam unravels a deadly trail that leads to Grand Cayman, and back, he learns that Jack’s resort scam is just the beginning of the con.

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Quirky yet interesting characters, tons of non-stop action, and tropical settings. Recommended reads. 

Purchase both here: http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Carr/e/B00A3XHERQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

 

 

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The Tales Of Dan Coast

My friend Rodney Riesel has two books currently selling well at Amazon. They both feature Dan Coast, and are set in Key West. So if you enjoy Key West mystery/thrillers these are for you. Like myself, Rod writes in a straight-forward, terse style. By that I mean he gets to the point without a lot of flowery language or lengthy scene and character description. He lets the story speak for itself. 

Both books are pretty quick, light-hearted reads. They are perfect for the beach, or maybe on a cold northern winter’s night. Dan Coast is a cool character in a long line of Key West cool characters. 

 

A mystery set in the Florida Keys, Sleeping Dogs Lie, is the first installment of the story of lottery winner turned private detective, Dan Coast.

Dan, a wise-cracking excessive drinker, is haunted by the memory of his dead wife. Short after the two won the lottery and purchased a small beach bungalow in the Florida Keys, her life was taken in a car accident. Soon after his wife’s death, Dan relocated to the Keys with his wife’s dog, whom he blames for her death.

In Sleeping Dogs Lie, Dan Coast, an unlicensed private detective of sorts is hired to find the missing boyfriend of a woman who herself soon ends up missing. When someone from the woman’s past unexpectedly shows up at Dan’s home, with a story of faked deaths and missing life insurance money; Dan along with his side kick Red set out to find the money, and the woman.

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A mystery taking place in the Florida Keys, Ocean Floors, is the second installment of the story of lottery inner turned private detective, Dan Coast.

Dan, a wise-cracking excessive drinker, is haunted by the memory of his dead wife. Shortly after the two won the lottery and purchase a small beach bungalow in the Florida Keys, her life was taken in a car accident. Soon after his wife’s death, Dan relocated to the Keys with his wife’s dog, whom he blames for her death.

In Ocean Floors, Dan Coast’s chance meeting with a beautiful young woman leads him and his trusted sidekick Red down a road of murder and kidnapping. Join Dan and Red as they try and solve the murder while searching for a missing friend.

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Find all of Rod’s works here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Rodney%20Riesel&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank