Baja Florida

Zack Chasteen Series (Volume 5)

Bob Morris

Minotaur Books

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Zack Chasteen’s old friend Mickey Ryser pays a surprise visit to deliver some bad news: doctors tell him he has only a few weeks to live and he plans to spend it on his private-island hideaway in the Bahamas. But Ryser has a favor to ask. He needs Zack to find his estranged daughter, Jen, whom Ryser hasn’t seen in more than twenty years. He wants to make amends and spend what little time he has left with her.

When last heard from, Jen had bought a big sailboat and was bound for the Bahamas with some college friends. A private detective hired by Ryser to track her down has gone MIA. One of Jen’s friends has jumped ship, under curious conditions. And there’s the specter of an international piracy ring, known to hijack and plunder private yachts passing through island waters.

With little to go on, Zack embarks on a mission that will take him from one end of the Bahamas to the other. It’s home to all sorts of rogues and rascals, with plenty of places to hide---a wonderment of islands that Zack calls Baja Florida.

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I was sitting on the front porch enjoying the breeze off Redfi sh Lagoon when I heard the crunch of tires on our shell driveway. Oyster shells mostly. Early-warning devices. Not as annoying as barking dogs. Cheaper than closed-circuit cameras.
Small craters and washouts riddled the driveway. Dodging the holes demanded considerable zigzagging. A poor man’s security system. One does not approach Chasteen’s Palm Tree Nursery unannounced or at a high rate of speed.
It was too early in the afternoon for Barbara and Shula to be return­ing home.

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Praise for A Deadly Silver Sea

“Short chapters bursting with energy, gunfire, and moxy give this thriller staying power. There’s plenty to satisfy lovers of suspenseful adventures on the high seas.”---USA Today

A Deadly Silver Sea works equally as a rip-roaring mystery and as a swashbuckling adventure. Morris keeps the suspense high.” ---Miami Herald

Praise for Bermuda Schwartz

“Likable characters and an evocative setting . . . a book to be taken seriously.”---Chicago Sun-Times

Bermuda Schwartz gets its heft from crackling dialogue and Zack’s equal-footed and realistic relationship with his paramour . . . a series that will bring Morris even more fans with subsequent installments.” ---Baltimore Sun

“A briskly paced, engaging story full of fun tidbits on Bermuda's culture and history. [Morris’s] humor, too, keeps us entertained.” ---Miami Herald 

“Wry humor and engaging Bermuda history help propel the plot.” ---Publishers Weekly

“A Bermuda idyll that mixes three parts rum to one part Da Vinci Code.” ---Kirkus Reviews

Bermuda Schwartz’s island trek is as brisk and refreshing as a summer breeze with a gusty strength that sustains the story.” ---Florida Sun-Sentinel

 

 


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Bob Morris

Bob Morris, a former newspaper columnist and magazine editor, contributes to a number of publications and teaches writing at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida. He lives in Winter Park, Florida.

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Baja Florida
Bob Morris

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312377267
ISBN10: 0312377266
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$24.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2010
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ISBN: 9781429983174
ISBN10: 1429983175
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages
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