Black Beans & Venom

Black Beans & Venom

by Vinnie Hansen

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No one wants P.I. Carol Sabala to take the case. Her boss is apprehensive about an illegal investigation in Cuba. Carol’s boyfriend worries about her physical safety. But the client is rolling in dough, the office has unpaid bills, and Carol chafes under the mundane tasks assigned to her.

In Old Havana, Carol sets off to track down Megan, the client’s missing daughter, who is battling metastasizing cancer and running from a sociopathic boyfriend. Struggling in the exotic world of the island, Carol races to find Megan, before the disease or her ex-boyfriend kills her.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046432176
Publisher: Vinnie Hansen
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: Carol Sabala Mysteries
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 985,877
File size: 380 KB

About the Author

The author of the Carol Sabala Mystery Series, Vinnie was a 2013 finalist for the Claymore Award. Her short stories have appeared in many publications. Retired after 27 years of teaching high school English, Vinnie lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband, abstract artist Daniel S. Friedman, and their spoiled cat Lolie. For more information, visit

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Black Beans & Venom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Vinnie Hansen's Black Beans & Venom Let’s take a trip to Cuba with PI Carol Sabala! An illegal trip!! Carol has been hired by a very wealth woman to track down her missing daughter. No one else will risk going to Cuba which is off limits for Americans. But against the bosses objections and her boy friends objections …off Carol goes. The book is intriguing with characters that are believable involved in a complicated plot that keeps you reading from start to finish. The characters are well drawn for the story with dynamic relationships. The author deals with many social issues: abuse, drugs, metastasizing cancer, chemotherapy, going to Cuba for cancer injections not available in the USA, dysfunctional family life, living with deceit, denial and disregard for authority. The story has danger, intrigue, mystery. a touch of romance and humor. I felt I was involved in what was happening throughout the whole story. You’ll enjoy reading. This book is part of the author’s Carol Sabala mystery series but can be read as a stand alone as I did. Thank you to the author for this eBook. My opinion is my own.