Mangrove Squeeze

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Smashwords, Nov 8, 2011 - Fiction
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People go to Key West for lots of different reasons. Not all of them are legal, sane, or in the interest of public safety. Suki Sperakis went to Key West for a better life—even though the tradeoff was a series of lousy jobs, the latest of which is selling ad space for a third-rate freebie paper.Aaron Katz went to Key West to escape the double hell of a Wall Street job and a soured marriage. And to pursue a dream of restoring a doomed and rotting wreck of a guest house.Then there were the Russians…THEY came to Key West for the opportunity. Blue jeans! Gold chains! Harley-Davidsons! And a cozy, unprotected spot that harbored the richest, most explosive stash of contraband they could possibly imagine.When Suki starts sniffing around a story that could really make a difference to the town she loves, and Aaron falls for her as the blithe spirit who could turn his life around, and Aaron's senile father joins forces with retired mafioso Bert the Shirt, and the Russians start to worry that too many nosy Americans are sniffing around... that's when MANGROVE SQUEEZE takes off!

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User Review  - Neil Pittman - Goodreads

Beach book. Simple plot, executed well, a nice addition to the South Florida Wacko genre. As it takes place in Key West, it can also be a great February in Michigan book. Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea Badgley - Goodreads

Fun, comedic crime romp through Key West. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Laurence Shames was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1951, and graduated summa cum laude from NYU, in 1972. He became a journalist, and was published in magazines such as Playboy, Outside, Saturday Review, and Vanity Fair. In 1982, he was named Ethics columnist of Esquire, and also made a contributing editor. In 1991, Shames co- wrote a national non-fiction best-seller on the Mafia called Boss of Bosses, with two FBI agents. This success afforded him the opportunity to write fiction full-time, and he has since written ten Key West comic thrillers. He won the CWA Last Laugh Dagger Award for the funniest crime novel of 1995 with Sunburn.

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