ONE BULLET CAN DESTROY AN ENTIRE FAMILY.
A South Florida shootout doesn’t just end an innocent girl’s life — it pulls a young journalist inside Miami PD and ignites the pursuit of an impossible target.
After his brother’s girlfriend is killed, Butch Sands befriends a rookie cop and together they search for her killer. When they confront him at his home in the Florida Keys, a gunfight sparks a chase across the Sunshine State.
Family loyalty can bring down the most powerful and corrupt men. Butch has the platform to defeat an entire network of drug dealers with words. Pitted between a reckless cop and a hopeless older brother drowning in despair and rage, Butch manages to keep them together across a Florida landscape he knows well.
The chase finally ends on a remote island. Butch is held captive to prevent the Associated Press from ever reading his story about the partnership between Miami PD and a drug dealer who has stayed under the radar for years. When hope is lost, an unlikely reunion brings the three of them back together for an unexpected final attempt at justice.
“Reading about Gasparilla Island and the surrounding area from the author’s perspective makes you realize just how beautiful our area is. His vivid imagery throughout the story truly brings it to life in your mind. If ever there were a better place than our island to create an atmosphere of intrigue, I don’t know where it is.”—Marcy Shortuse, Editor of Gasparilla Magazine and the Boca Beacon.
"A suspenseful thriller that you won't be able to put down."—Michael Kinney, Writer/Director of The Good Die Young.
“Irresistible thriller! Terrific! Herbert gives readers a masterful story of suspense and action.”—JM Fisher, author of Desire.
“Herbert balances friction between a breakneck pace of his plot with the languid rhythms and details of the Florida landscape, with its quirky personality and panoramic beauty that shines brightly as the star of this novel."—JP Eason, Big Seed Productions.
"Jonathan Herbert paints a picture of Florida both iconic and intimate in his latest page-turner, Chasing Palms. His characters are authentic, and drive this tale of crime and vengeance forward with reckless abandon.— Mark Chasing Palms down as your next must read." Dylan Lee Peters, author of The Dean Machine.
“Herbert unwinds this tangled tale with thoughtfulness, deftness and tension making this story a must read for anyone who loves action and suspense.”—Lincoln Kearney, author of The Art of Social Climbing.
“Author Jonathan Herbert has done it again! Chasing Palms has everything a great read should have — a dynamic lead character in Butch Sands, a beautiful tropical setting, and pages of breathtaking suspense that keeps your brain whirling from start to finish. You won’t figure this one out until the very end … and then you’re sad when it’s over.”—Julie Isphording, Author, Keynote Speaker and Olympian.
“Herbert, a Florida native, descriptively captures the scenes and tropical settings for his latest novel Chasing Palms . . . a fast paced, well written mystery of twists and turns, making the reader want more . . .”—Don Storch of The Storch Report.