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Jamaica Me Dead

Zack Chasteen Series

Bob Morris

St. Martin's Paperbacks

TOO HOT TO HANDLE
Former Miami Dolphin Zack Chasteen had a short pro career, but he's got a long memory. When his old gridiron pal Monk DeVane asks him to help beef up security at Libido, an X-rated Jamaican resort, Zack agrees. But he soon regrets it when he finds the resort owner quite literally on the hot seat--sitting on a bomb that will detonate if he so much as twitches a muscle…

Things get even more explosive at the adult playground of Libido, where tourists indulge in sun and plenty of bawdy fun. From Montego Bay to the island's back country, Zack Chasteen descends into Jamaica's heart of darkness and its bloody political scene, bringing along his inscrutable sidekick Boggy, a Taino Indian shaman. With bullets flying and people dying, Zack must seek out the truth and settle some scores before his own life goes boom.

"Advertised as a year-round summer read, this is exactly that, thanks to smart, polished prose; an affable narrator; swift, straightforward plotting in bite-size chapters; and a fun, exotic setting."
--Booklist

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Chapter One
It was the first game of the season at Florida Field, and in typical fashion the Gators had scheduled something less than a fearsome opponent. This year it was the University of Tulsa. Midway through the second quarter the score was already twenty-seven us, zip for the Golden Hurricanes.
 
Reality would come home to roost in two weeks when we faced off against Tennessee, but for now the future appeared glorious, and the only thing in life that even mildly concerned me was why a football team from Oklahoma would call itself the Golden Hurricanes.
 
I turned to
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Praise for Jamaica Me Dead

"Bob Morris is as tough and fast as Elmore Leonard."
--Randy Wayne White, New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Mile Limit
 
"Advertised as a year-round summer read, this is exactly that, thanks to smart, polished prose; an affable narrator; swift, straightforward plotting in bite-size chapters; and a fun, exotic setting."
--Booklist
 
"[A] zany sophomore effort...the tropical backdrop and Zack's wisecracking commentary make for another crackling whodunit for Morris."--Publishers Weekly

"Good-natured...the Jamaica background the biggest plus."--Kirkus Reviews

"A year-round summer read...thanks to smart, polished prose; an affable narrator; swift, straightforward plotting in bite-sized chapters; and fun, exotic setting."--Booklist

"The splash that Morris made with last year's Edgar-nominated Bahamarama becomes a tidal surge with his highly entertaining second novel. Briskly paced...Morris joins the ranks of Florida authors such as James O. Born and Claire Matturro whose second novel is even stronger than the first."-South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Bahamarama is no fluke. While Morris can't be called the Carl Hiaasen of South Florida--there already is one-- he comes closest to what fans of comedic mysteries are looking for when they hear that comparison."--The Flint Journal
"A bumpy, tightly-wound ride, with enough cliff-hangers and red herrings to satisfy even the most jaded mystery buff."--Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"Great characterizations, a thorough knowledge of his locales, plus an easy-breezy style that's hard to resist make Bob Morris's Jamaice Me Dead another must read. A new mystery series that's smart, funny, and slightly off-klitter."--Bookloons
"Bob Morris is as tough and fast as Elmore Leonard."
--Randy Wayne White, New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Mile Limit
 
"Advertised as a year-round summer read, this is exactly that, thanks to smart, polished prose; an affable narrator; swift, straightforward plotting in bite-size chapters; and a fun, exotic setting."
--Booklist
 
"[A] zany sophomore effort...the tropical backdrop and Zack's wisecracking commentary make for another crackling whodunit for Morris."--Publishers Weekly

"Good-natured...the Jamaica background the biggest plus."--Kirkus Reviews

"A year-round summer read...thanks to smart, polished prose; an affable narrator; swift, straightforward plotting in bite-sized chapters; and fun, exotic setting."--Booklist

"The splash that Morris made with last year's Edgar-nominated Bahamarama becomes a tidal surge with his highly entertaining second novel. Briskly paced...Morris joins the ranks of Florida authors such as James O. Born and Claire Matturro whose second novel is even stronger than the first."-South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Bahamarama is no fluke. While Morris can't be called the Carl Hiaasen of South Florida--there already is one-- he comes closest to what fans of comedic mysteries are looking for when they hear that comparison."--The Flint Journal
"A bumpy, tightly-wound ride, with enough cliff-hangers and red herrings to satisfy even the most jaded mystery buff."--Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"Great characterizations, a thorough knowledge of his locales, plus an easy-breezy style that's hard to resist make Bob Morris's Jamaice Me Dead another must read. A new mystery series that's smart, funny, and slightly off-klitter."--Bookloons

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Bob Morris

  • BOB MORRIS, a former columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, Fort Myers News-Press, and The New York Times regional newspapers, served as editor of Caribbean Travel & Life and Gulfshore Life magazines. His work regularly appears in National Geographic Traveler, Islands, The Robb Report, Bon Appétit, and other publications. He lives in Winter Park, Florida, where he is at work on his next book, Bermuda Schwartz.
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