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