Whiplash River: A Novel

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Like Carl Hiaasen, Berney delights in the cartoonish. Like Elmore Leonard, he can drive a plot. What sets him apart is how well he evokes love, making the romanceas compelling as the mystery.
Boston Globe

Lou Berney immediately earned a seat of honor at the mystery masters table with his crackling caper novel, Gutshot Straighta lightning-fast, fiendishly clever suspenser that screamed for a sequel. And here it is. Former professional wheel man Charles Shake Bouchon is back, living in the Caribbean paradise of Belize with his lawless past far behind himuntil a gunshot tears through his beachside restaurant and hes on the run again. A twisting tale filled with lawmen, con men, and hit men; a beautiful but deadly FBI agent; and a murderous thug named Baby Jesus, Whiplash River recalls the best of the off-the-wall crime fiction impresariosElmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, James W. Hall, Robert Ferrigno, Tim Dorseywhile establishing its own unique orbit in the noir universe.

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