Fish House [NOOK Book]

Overview

Alex Cole is a fish out of water.
There is a shelf life to corporate heavies like him. Burnt out and trying to recover from the death of his wife, Alex knows it’s time to leave the game. So what’s a Philadelphia blue blood supposed to do to save himself? Pull up stakes, get out, and try to forge a relationship with the young daughter he hardly knows before it’s too late. And the best idea Alex can think of is to buy that fish house in Florida, trading a suit and tie for the ...
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Fish House

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Overview

Alex Cole is a fish out of water.
There is a shelf life to corporate heavies like him. Burnt out and trying to recover from the death of his wife, Alex knows it’s time to leave the game. So what’s a Philadelphia blue blood supposed to do to save himself? Pull up stakes, get out, and try to forge a relationship with the young daughter he hardly knows before it’s too late. And the best idea Alex can think of is to buy that fish house in Florida, trading a suit and tie for the quiet, lazy coastal lifestyle. But with conflicts between fishermen, his condo neighbors, City Hall, and a missing luxury yacht looming, his quiet life is about to get loud.

Hounded by his condo-owning neighbors, and legal action by a relentless City Hall he also finds himself in the crosshairs of organized crime when a wealthy mobster sells his luxury yacht—then sends his Cuban thugs to steal it. The marine patrol arrests those on board and asks Alex to harbor the vessel. Irate, the mob boss arrives with his goons to reclaim his prized boat—but instead sparks a bloody fight with an outrageous group of fisherman. Alex is flailing in deeper water than he’s ever been in before—until a surprising alliance between former enemies, and a surprise mystery woman, gives him a fighting chance to mete out some fish house justice!
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The Midwest Book Review midwestbookreview.com - John Burroughs
"Trying to piece one's family back together after neglecting it for so long can be a difficult task. "Fish House" follows corporate head Alex Cole as he tries to get out of the game and reconnect with his daughter before it's too late. Moving to a whole new town though throws him at a new dose of life's challenges in a small fishing town, and Alex finds himself diving into the culture headfirst. "Fish House" is a poignant and humorous delve into life, with much to think about - recommended."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016220888
  • Publisher: Create Space
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 390
  • File size: 421 KB

Meet the Author

Stephen Dougherty is a writer of short stories for magazines,a published author, storyteller, humorist, and a former diaper and copy machine salesman. He is also a former CEO of several Hospital IT companies, and a onetime fishmonger and restaurant impresario. He lives with his wife Carole and their cat in Northeast Florida
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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    An authenic thriller with fun characters

    I loved it. I didn’t want it to end, I laughed, I cried, and I want my Alex back. I was engrossed in the fun plot, It was like one of my favorite movies, “Blood Simple” – so gory yet so funny that you can’t figure out why you are laughing or whether you should be laughing and then – heck I just went with it. The Fish House characters were very well done – I was thinking Carl Hiasson here, seriously. – GREAT BOOK!!!!! What is next? Sign me up.

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