Apparent Wind

Apparent Wind

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by Dallas Murphy
     
 

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Dennis "Doom" Lewis is a small-time conman who paid a big-price: a five-year prison sentence for forging a novel by Eleanor Roosevelt that became an international bestseller. He gets an early release to attend his crooked father's funeral...and discovers that he's inherited a sailboat and a Florida town that's sinking into the sea.

But the town is on prime real

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Dennis "Doom" Lewis is a small-time conman who paid a big-price: a five-year prison sentence for forging a novel by Eleanor Roosevelt that became an international bestseller. He gets an early release to attend his crooked father's funeral...and discovers that he's inherited a sailboat and a Florida town that's sinking into the sea.

But the town is on prime real estate that two warring developers want badly enough to have already killed his father for and will go to outrageous lengths to snatch away from him. Dodging bombs, corrupt cops, and crazed killers, Doom teams up with a Nyquil-chugging history professor, two documentary film-makers named Anne, and a drop-dead-sexy scuba instructor and her Seminole grandmother in an elaborate plot to swindle the swindlers and save himself from fatally living up to his nick-name.

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Released early from prison to attend his con-man father's Florida funeral, unflappable Dennis ``Doom'' Loomis (incarcerated for literary fraud) inherits a large sailboat; a sinking, decrepit town on Omnium Key; and his father's oddball friends. Soon tangled up with two deluded and rapacious descendants of early Florida land developers, who attempt to wreak further havoc on the neighborhood, Doom and entourage retaliate with clever disguises and precocious procedures. As their off-the-wall antics grow more absurdly successful, the plot becomes funnier and funnier. An unusual, noteworthy effort from the author of Lover Man (Scribner, 1987).

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ISBN-13:
9781941298145
Publisher:
Brash Books
Publication date:
06/27/2014
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

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