Failed professional gambler Jim Merriman goes to Florida to attend his sister’s funeral and ends up saddled with her loser son Leon, who is in debt to a vicious loan shark who sends a pair of sociopathic thugs to collect the money. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse for Jim and Leon, they get sucked into a kidnapping plot involving the sexpot wife of a rich businessman, a fake preacher selling mail-order tombstones, a psychic who channels the dead, and a sleazy PI that spirals as dangerously out-of-control as the hurricane that’s closing in on the Treasure Coast.
A failed professional gambler is pulled into a kidnapping plot in Florida that spirals dangerously out of control.
Tom Kakonis’ psychological suspense thriller pits a flawless serial killer against a relentless PI in a clever game of cat-and-mouse. Set aside your weekend – this one is impossible to put down.
With this unforgettable thriller, master of crime fiction Tom Kakonis launched his acclaimed series featuring Timothy Waverly – an ex-con and professional poker player as good at playing the hero as he is at playing the odds.
It begins as an audacious armored car heist…but then things go ho-ho-horribly wrong, and the lust, greed, and scheming spirals out of control, the criss-crossing loyalties and betrayals tightening like a noose around Mitch’s neck.
Treasure Coast offers 358 pages of dark humor, gritty storytelling, sharply drawn characters and shocking twists...Kakonis's new book is a smooth-tongued narrative that lures you in with its tight descriptions and dialogue that quips with authenticity if not honesty, building to its "hurricane" of a climax.
A darkly humorous caper that offers strong entertainment
Kakonis keeps the reader engaged throughout. Lighthearted fun
This is prime stuff, and when you read it, you'll be really glad that Kakonis is back
You'll savor the language, the mordant, unpleasant insights into human nature, fate, chance. Kakonis is a complex wordsmith whose literary powers far exceed what pulp fans are accustomed to reading...