Key West now has its own Travis McGee, a ne'er do well Navy SEAL dropout, Ernesto 'Finn' Pilar. If you love John D McDonald and Carl Hiassen mysteries you are going to love Square Grouper. For fans of Key West murder mysteries, laugh out loud funny storytelling, and great characters, this book delivers. Authentic locations, great humor, and compelling action, Key West author Lewis C. Haskell has captured the traditions of South Florida writers with a first novel that was a finalist for the Key West Mystery Writers 'Jeremiah Healy' Award. Here is your next winter vacation beach listen.
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Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week.
So how many John D. MacDonald wannabees does the world need? Since pretty much everybody loves Travis McGee yarns why not keep re-creating new "Travis's". Tweak the lovable rogue / former SEAL / SpecOps / Detective and, in this case, put him in "the Keys" and bring on the bad guys and honeys galore.
I count at least 3-4 authors making various levels of "a living" turning out these modern day dime novels. And I keep reading them.
This one has, IMO, an annoying narrator but I plodded past him. Not my favorite faux-Travis but passable.
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