A compulsive gambler goes to his sister’s funeral on Florida’s Treasure Coast and gets saddled with her loser-son, who is deep in debt to a vicious loan shark who sends a pair of sociopathic thugs to collect on the loan. But things go horribly awry…and soon the gambler finds himself in the center of an outrageous kidnapping plot involving a conman selling mail-order tombstones, a psychic who channels the dead, and the erotically super-charged wife of a wealthy businessman. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a killer hurricane is looming…
It’s “Get Shorty” meets “No Country for Old Men” on a sunny Florida coast that’s teeming with conmen and killers, the vapid and the vain, and where violent death is just a heartbeat away.
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.
Waverly heads to Sin City for a win-or-die showdown on the Las Vegas strip in Tom Kakonis’ third book in the mystery series. This gutsy game of blackjack-to-the-death will keep you turning the pages right up until that last card is turned.
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...