Below Mile Zero

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A disillusioned drifter finds himself in Key West where he becomes involved in a deadly power play between ruthless criminals and corrupt government officials trying to find a hidden contraband shipment worth millions.

This taut story of betrayal, revenge, espionage, and nonstop action will hold your attention as the lingering nightmares of Vietnam and secret operations come to roost in the tropical beauty of Key West.

Plot twists and ...

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Overview

A disillusioned drifter finds himself in Key West where he becomes involved in a deadly power play between ruthless criminals and corrupt government officials trying to find a hidden contraband shipment worth millions.

This taut story of betrayal, revenge, espionage, and nonstop action will hold your attention as the lingering nightmares of Vietnam and secret operations come to roost in the tropical beauty of Key West.

Plot twists and unforgettable characters make Below Mile Zero a suspenseful thriller of one innocent man's involvement with the dark hidden side of the evening news.

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Peg Gregory
Every time I read Brooke's writing, I am simply amazed at the brilliance of it, despite the low in-the-gutter action and talk in parts of it. He can get down and dirty with his characters and as high (status-wise) as he wants to get after that. He has been compared to Hemingway and it's easy to see why. You get so caught up in everything that happens to this poor bloke, you almost think you're right there. (Peg Gregory, author of Starfish)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978923730
  • Publisher: Cre8tve1 Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Curiosity was and continues to be the catalyst for a life of discovery, rich in both diversity and reward.

Throughout, I am fascinated by the disparity of our human nature.

In 1984 the call of the highway led from Vancouver, Canada, to Key West, Florida. This was a heady and adventurous time in the Keys; Mel Fisher had discovered the Atocha; smuggling and piracy were making a comeback, thanks to the country's thirst for 'controlled substances' amid a climate of unbridled hedonism.

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Interviews & Essays

Brooke...on Storytelling:

What if...?

The essential question that's taken me down many paths, each one vastly different than the previous, has been the seed of every story, plot twist and character. Once asked, the answers that appear on the pages often amaze me, as the tale unfolds.

Frequently, I have no idea what the characters are going to do or what will ultimately happen until the story comes to an end. Similar to life itself, while in the process, the ending may not be as originally envisioned and seldom apparent until it has arrived.

Being open to receive what life offers, when unsure of how to ask for what is wanted or needed -and those two ideas can be worlds apart- is the beginning.

Why...?

Traditional storytellers, from early cultures diverse as the Cherokee Indians and the tellers of tales in the marketplaces of Arabia, explain: from stories we learn how to live.

In books, movies, and stories of every sort, exploration of vicarious experience can, if one chooses to learn from the lessons of the story's characters, help us to make better choices when faced with comparable dynamics in our own lives.

For a more definitive understanding of the meaning and application of these legendary elements, I recommend Joseph Campbell's The Hero With A Thousand Faces.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure set in the Florida Keys. Bab

    I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure set in the Florida Keys. Babineau weaves a spell of danger, betrayal, and adventure in Paradise. A terrific read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2010

    Below Mile Zero blew me away!

    You kept me up all night for two solid nights after I really got into BMZ! Oh, my god, what those guys went through. Like I told some friends, after a while, you forget it isn't real! And, poor Tony, after all they went through, not to make it. Geez, Brooke, you had me almost bawling about that! I fell in love with Sarge - and I am deathly afraid of Rotweillers!

    What a blockbuster of a movie that is going to be if you can get it sold. Talk about wall to wall action. One can barely take a breath from one crisis to the next. You have me wondering just how much is fiction and how much is a little more than just fiction, but I won't ask. I will prize this book!

    Please keep trying to get it sold as a movie, Brooke. I'm serious. What a show that would be on the big screen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

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    This is, without a doubt, the most exhilarating and insightful novel of suspense and intrigue I have read. It's like a combination of Nelson DeMille, John Steinbeck , John Grisham and Ernest Hemingway. When I started I found the book charming, heartbreakingly funny and so introspective, that I quickly became completely immersed. That was just the setup for a thrilling ride that rattled my cage to the point where I didn't want to go to sleep, craving the next turn of the screw, but had to force myself to put the book down, so I could make the story last and savor each delectable, poignant, nerve-shredding moment. I've never before been so deeply inside the skin of a protagonist as in Below Mile Zero, and I never did discover his name. I'm going to give myself a couple of weeks then jump into it again...the only time I've read the same book more than once was Pat Conroy's Prince of Tides.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2008

    A GREAT STORY WITH A DOG HERO

    Would you like to read an interesting,exciting story,written in a beautiful style,by a new author?my answer was 'yes',and i read 'below mile zero' by brooke babineau.This story kept my interest as i plunged ahead to the next chapter.The novel introductions to each chapter were a tour through great literature.This author's style reminded me works that i read by scott turow and john gresham.Another super plus for me was the dog 'sarge' who became my sentimental favorite character in the story.

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