Its tough being a small-time hustler in Key West, FL. When this hustler is being beaten by a cop, John Deal steps in to stop it, but it is only a temporary rescue: the hustler turns up dead only two days later. The cops are claiming ignorance and the locals arent saying a word. Could the dead man be somehow connected to a seventy-year-old tale of piracy, murder, and greed? No one knows what really happened on that storm-swept night. But something about the legend and the recent murder are haunting John Deal to the bone.
About the Author
Les Standiford has written eleven books, including Spill (released as a feature film), Done Deal, Book Deal, Black Mountain, Deal With the Dead, Bone Key and the most recent in the eight-book John Deal Series, Havana Run , as well as a recent Book Sense 76 Pick in non-fiction, Last Train to Paradise. He has received the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, the Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and an NEA Fellowship in Fiction. He is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, where he lives with his wife Kimberly, a psychotherapist, and their three children.
Date of Birth:October 31, 1945
Place of Birth:Cambridge, Ohio
Education:B.A., Muskingum College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Utah