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Lowcountry Boil: A Novel

Lowcountry Boil: A Novel

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by Carl T. Smith

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Covington, SC, is a small coastal community in which everyone knows his neighbor and an outsider is an outsider for life. That suits Sam Larkin perfectly, for he has a past that he is trying to escape. When Karen Chaney comes to town as an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency, she identifies Sam as a kindred spirit on more than one level and starts probing into his secret past. When Karen eventually levels with him concerning her assignment, Sam proves a valuable but reluctant asset to her investigation, as well as a viable love interest. However, Smith (Nothin' Left To Lose) has created more than a simple love story: Covington's premier attorney, local bank president, and superintendent of schools as well as other local dignitaries-along with a few local lowlifes-have been smuggling drugs into the country for several years and are planning the ultimate run before retiring forever from the drug scene. A captivating page-turner, with love and intrigue, good characterization, loads of local color, and a drug bust that will keep the reader spellbound to the end, this is recommended for most fiction collections.-Thomas L. Kilpatrick, formerly with Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Lowcountry Boil 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
lrjohnson13 More than 1 year ago
The author did a wonderful job of explaining the details focusing on the plot without giving away too much information or having it overwhelm the reader. There is enough mystery in the story to keep one interested and attuned to what was going on. The story had way too may clichés in the book, it was like an onslaught. This strove to make the characters more one dimensional than they should have been and not having unique and individual personalities coming through. Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lowcountry Boil oozes with language as rich and redolent as plough mud and a great plot. The protagonist, Sam Larkin, is as tough, independent and utterly believable as any true life ¿character¿ a person might be likely to meet at the end of a lonely middle-of-nowhere Southern road. A captivating page turner that will keep the reader up late into the night.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished Low Country Boil and enjoyed every word of it. The descriptions of the low country are lush and provocative. The characters come alive and make you care what happens to them, even the villains. The suspense mounts in such a way that you can't put this book down. Carl T. Smith knows his low country and its people and reading about the package leaves you wanting more. Hope to see a sequel in the works!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carl T. Smith's LOWCOUNTRY BOIL is much hotter than the two-hundred and twelve degrees Fahrenheit that gets water to steaming. This story steams from word one of the prologue to the last word of the epilogue. The protagonist, Sam Larkin, is an enigma, maybe a bad guy-maybe a good guy. I'm not going to give this complex story away, but I will tell that it's populated with a Southern town full of crooked citizens. There's corruption, conspiracy and murder. Add a vast drug conspiracy insanity, infidelity, murder, suicide, heroism and hot women and you have a roiling boil. Read LOWCOUNTRY BOIL . You won't be sorry
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book while on vacation in Florida and could not put it down. Like Pat Conroy said in his review - this book is hot. The story makes me want to learn more about operation Jackpot - a real drug bust with many similarities to this book. All of my friends who have borrowed my copy have loved it....I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great read. A real page turner. I didn't know what to expect -- not even knowing where the 'Lowcountry' was. (...now I do...). Took me into another world -- the contemporary world of the Deep South. Ranks right up there with the best of Grisham. A steamy mystery-thriller. I can't wait for the next one. Sam Larkin and Karen Chaney are a great new team.