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A Key West fishing captain takes on Florida’s drug lords in this crime novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of Bad Monkey.
Though he is one of Key West’s most skilled fishing captains, Breeze Albury barely ekes out a living on the meager earnings of his trade. Meanwhile, Cuban and Colombian drug smugglers thrive all around—and they have their sights set on Albury and his fishing boat.
After the smugglers cut his three hundred trap lines and crush his livelihood, Albury is forced to run drugs to survive. But when he gets busted by the crooked chief of police and becomes a target of the drug machine’s brutal hit men, Albury becomes a vigilante on the seas of Florida, unleashing a fiery and relentless vengeance on the most dangerous criminals south of Miami.
Along with Powder Burn and A Death in China, this is one of the early suspense thrillers written by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano, a writing team praised for their “fine flair for characters and settings” (Library Journal). Perfect for fans of the Doc Ford novels by Randy Wayne White, Trap Line is an action-packed preview of Hiaasen’s stellar Florida-set crime novels including Sick Puppy, Tourist Season, and Razor Girl. “A piece of nautical adventure writing worthy of C.S. Forester.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“[Hiaasen is] Florida’s most entertainingly indignant social critic.” —The New York Times Carl Hiaasen (b. 1953) is the New York Times–bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty adult and young adult novels and nonfiction titles, including the mystery-thrillers Powder Burn (1981), Trap Line (1982), and A Death in China (1984), which were cowritten with fellow Miami Herald journalist Bill Montalbano (1941–1998). Hiaasen is best known for his satirical writing and dark humor, much of which is directed at various social and political issues in his home state of Florida. He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize–nominated columnist for the Miami Herald, and lives in the Florida Keys.
Page turner. Could not put it down once I started it. Like all Carls
Books a great read.
A tight, colorful, beautifully constructed revenge yarn with a cast of characters you give a damn about. Not a wasted word either.