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MOVE OVER MISS MARPLE, STEP ASIDE JESSICA FLETCHER—HERE COMES OLIVE SWENSEN, THE SEPTUAGENARIAN SLEUTH WITH AN ATTITUDE.

Her eyesight is fading, her memory’s shot, and she can’t hear a word you say--but that doesn’t stop Olive Swensen from taking on a bunch of homicidal South African terrorists, renegade Marine turncoats, and neo-Nazi skinheads in DEADLY REFUGE, a fast-paced novel loaded with thrills, laughs,...
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Deadly Refuge

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Overview

MOVE OVER MISS MARPLE, STEP ASIDE JESSICA FLETCHER—HERE COMES OLIVE SWENSEN, THE SEPTUAGENARIAN SLEUTH WITH AN ATTITUDE.

Her eyesight is fading, her memory’s shot, and she can’t hear a word you say--but that doesn’t stop Olive Swensen from taking on a bunch of homicidal South African terrorists, renegade Marine turncoats, and neo-Nazi skinheads in DEADLY REFUGE, a fast-paced novel loaded with thrills, laughs, and surprises, by Howard Gimple.
When Olive’s photographer daughter, Hannah, returns home bruised and bloodied after being viciously attacked at a photo shoot on the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, mother and daughter return to the scene of the crime and wind up in the middle of an international conspiracy of smuggling and murder. They team up with wise-cracking U.S. Customs Special Agent Jack Lager, and through a series of sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious events, Hannah, Jack and Olive wind up battling a gang of wanton killers to save the Refuge.
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Editorial Reviews

Jake Levich
This nimbly plotted thriller delivers the goods, genre-wise -- plenty of splashy violence ensues when a gutsy ingenue faces down your basic sinister international conspiracy reaching to the highest levels of government -- but it's the persuasively rendered Long Island milieu and deftly humorous characterizations that stand out. Above all, the heroine's doddering, happily pixilated mom is a rich comic creation who could carry a sequel, or a series, all by herself.
Sherrill Jones
Through witty dialogue and a suspenseful plot, Howard Gimple offers the reader an absorbing contemporary thriller with a dash of romance woven in. Hannah Swensen, a wildlife photographer and thirty-something divorcee living with her colorful mother, finds herself solidly embroiled in a mystery one day while photographing egrets at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. She and her mother's attempts to solve the crimes results in a roller-coaster ride of compelling drama and and keen suspense.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012014566
  • Publisher: Howard Gimple
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 205
  • Sales rank: 1,251,596
  • File size: 488 KB

Meet the Author

Howard Gimple has been a penslinger for most of his adult life. He was a copywriter and creative director for several ad agencies, now all defunct. He has written English dialogue for the American releases of Japanese anime cartoons, and reviewed movies, most of which he never saw, for a pay-per-view television network.
Howard is currently a senior writer and sports editor for THE BROOK, the alumni magazine of Stony Brook University. He co-wrote the University's Fight Song as well as a song for the movie "Rejuvenator."
Born in Flatbush, the heart of Brooklyn, Howard now lives on the north shore of Long Island.
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