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Murder Key - Paperback
When a stranger tries to kill Matt Royal in one of his favorite watering holes on his Florida island paradise, his attention focuses on more than sun, fishing and beer. Matt doesn’t know why anyone would want to kill him, and the only way to stay alive is to find out who and why.
Matt and his buddies Logan Hamilton and Jock Algren begin an odyssey that takes them from the island beaches to Mexico, and back to the mines, labor camps and farms of the interior of Florida, a place tourists never see. They find themselves ensnared in a tangle of illegal immigrants and imported drugs, and death stalks from every point of the compass.
As Matt tries to stay alive, his love affair with a beautiful lawyer is falling apart, and he doesn’t know how to fix it. The timing is bad. Somebody’s trying to kill him, and his lover is dumping him. The mystery flows and tingles in the beautiful Florida autumn, the ugliness of the phosphate mines and migrant labor camps juxtaposed against the pristine beaches and extravagant lifestyles of the island Matt calls home.