Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


Zack Chasteen Series (Volume 1)

Bob Morris

Minotaur Books




Two years in a Florida federal prison on bogus charges has made former Miami Dophins linebacker, Zack Chasteen, stir crazy. The first step toward getting his life back together is meeting up with his beautiful magazine mogul girlfriend, Barbara, on Harbor Island in the Bahamas. But making it out of Florida proves to be more trouble than a gator with a toothache--and even deadlier. Zack barely leaves the state alive before he discovers Barbara's been kidnapped and her ex-lover, a photographer, murdered.

Once again trouble has come knocking on Zack's door. But this time he's fighting back, with the help of a Royal Bahamanian police superintendent, his trusted mystical Taino Indian friend Boggy, and a cast of the most colorful characters ever to step into the warm Bahama sun.

As unpredictable as island trade winds, Bahamarama twists and turns its way to a stunning conclusion and announces the arrival of a writer who is sure to surprise and delight mystery fans for years to come.

Bahamarama is a 2005 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.

Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee, Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee



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Praise for Bahamarama

“I was wondering when Bob Morris would finally get around to writing a novel, and it was worth the wait. Bahamarama is sly, smart, cheerfully twisted and very funny. Morris is a natural.” —Carl Hiaasen, New York Times bestselling author of Skin Tight and Skinny Dip

“In Bahamarama, Bob Morris is as tough and fast as Elmore Leonard, writes about the Caribbean as knowledgeably as Jimmy Buffett, and also begins to blaze his own, stylish trail as a gifted novelist. Bahamarama is a can't-miss hoot.” —Randy Wayne White, New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Mile Limit

“Bob Morris, a terrific writer and pure Florida boy, has created a marvelous tale that perfectly captures the nation's strangest state. Like Florida itself, Bahamarama is wild, weird, unpredictable, populated by exotic denizens--and funny as hell.” —Dave Barry, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner of Tricky Business and Boogers are My Beat

“Bob Morris' Bahamarama is as spicy as a bowl of fresh conch salad. Leading good guy Zach Chasteen tells his own story of a Bahama trauma with a voice so fresh that it makes you want to read this book twice.” —Jeffrey Cardenas, author of Sea Level

“When it comes to books from the lower latitudes you sometimes can't see the forest for the palm trees. No worries with Bahamarama. This book stands out. It's a fun and engrossing read from an author who expertly knows the lay of the land and the sea.” —Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of THE NARROWS

“The memorable characters, wry humor, and distinctive Florida and Bahama settings will appeal to Carl Hiaasen fans.” —Booklist

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About the author

Bob Morris

Bob Morris is well known throughout Florida and the Southeast through his work in newspapers, magazines and television. A former columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, Fort Myers News-Press and The New York Times regional newspapers, Morris served as editor of Caribbean Travel & Life and regularly appears in National Geographic Traveler, Islands, The Robb Report, Men's Fitness, Bon Appetit and other publications. He is currently at work on his next novel, Jamaica Me Dead. He lives in Winter Park, Florida.

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