“A thriller as fast as the wind…a bracing rush, as breathtaking as hitting the Gulf waters on a chill December morning.” – Tampa Tribune
“A lively and skilled caper.” – Los Angeles Times
“Sparkles as a mystery and a character study.” – South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“I’ve never been disbarred, committed or convicted of moral turpitude, and the only time I was arrested, it was a case of mistaken identity…I didn’t know the guy I hit was a cop.”
Jake Lassiter is angry. Someone ripped off his favorite client, octogenarian Sam Kazdoy, stealing $1.6 million in negotiable bonds. Then Jake’s old Buddy, Berto Zaldivar, a lawyer-turned-smuggler, ends up dead. The trail of clues from both crimes leads to a sinister professional windsurfer and his companion, Lila Summers, herself a champion athlete and a lethal femme fatale. Jake chases the missing money and the mysterious woman from Miami to Bimini to Maui where, in an explosive finale he learns lessons never taught on the football field or in the courtroom. (Author’s Note: “Riptide was published in hardcover as “Slashback”).