After a near death encounter in Nebraska John Pilate is temporarily re-locating to Key West Florida to write a book about his experience. He is a man who seems to find himself involved in circumstances beyond his control. In Key West he becomes inadvertently entangled in the death of a stranger and becomes immersed in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
This story is excellently crafted and written with a cast of characters that lend to the successful progression of the story. John Pilate is a character that has definite flaws but is endearing at the same time. Some of the decisions he makes are questionable however his overall compassion and sense of goodness shine thru. His inner voice “Simon” is a clever and humorous addition to the story which I really enjoyed.
The character known as “Taters” contributed much humor and calmness to the story as Pilate befriends and ultimately involves him in his exploits. The other characters in the book are well presented and lend an interesting and substantial element throughout the story.
The descriptive writing of the streets and happenings in Key West Florida was impressive and totally brought that tropical feel along with the history of Key West to the surface. The research put into this book is evident and definitely brings a sense of believability and charm to the story.
The mystery/suspense is well thought out and presented in a way that kept me focused and interested. The story flowed seamlessly with twists and turns in every direction keeping me totally engaged.
I recommend this book for all readers who want to be entertained and held captive until the mystery is solved.