As one who grew up in Central Florida, I was first attracted to The Big Bend by its setting. And indeed, the accurate references to Floridian geography, flora, and fauna stimulated good memories. I was quickly drawn into the story as its characters took on flesh and bones in my mind. Their good times and bad times became adventures I cared about… and they really had the adventures! Along with the attention-holding action is a continuing mystery about the identities and motives of the “bad guys.”
I’m a big fan of Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, and other tellers of adventure. With this book I’ve added Gary Showalter to my list of those whose books I watch for.
You can get this at Amazon either in paperback or for the Kindle.