Fish House

Fish House

by Stephen Dougherty

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Overview

Alex Cole is a fish out of water.

There is a shelf life to corporate heavies like him. Burnt out and trying to recover from the death of his wife, Alex knows it's time to leave the game. So what's a Philadelphia blue blood supposed to do to save himself? Pull up stakes, get out, and try to forge a relationship with the young daughter he hardly knows before it's too late. And the best idea Alex can think of is to buy that fish house in Florida, trading a suit and tie for the quiet, lazy coastal lifestyle. But with conflicts between fishermen, his condo neighbors, City Hall, and a missing luxury yacht looming, his quiet life is about to get loud.

Hounded by his condo-owning neighbors, and legal action by a relentless City Hall he also finds himself in the crosshairs of organized crime when a wealthy mobster sells his luxury yacht-then sends his Cuban thugs to steal it back. The marine patrol arrests those on board and asks Alex to harbor the vessel. Irate, the mob boss arrives with his goons to reclaim his prized boat-but instead sparks a bloody fight with an outrageous group of fisherman. Alex is flailing in deeper water than he's ever been in before-until a surprising alliance between former enemies gives him a fighting chance to mete out some fish house justice!

Stephen Dougherty is a writer, storyteller, humorist, former CEO of four computer companies and a onetime fishmonger and restaurant impresario. He lives with his wife Carole and their cat in Northeast Florida. FISH HOUSE, is a must-read for fans of Carl Hiaasen, Randy Wayne White or James Patterson, a mix of fast-paced action and memorable characters Fish House is a raucous, live-wire ride that is remarkably true to the authenticity of time and place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468053944
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Fish House 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
putergal More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I didn’t want it to end, I laughed, I cried, and I want my Alex back. I was engrossed in the fun plot, It was like one of my favorite movies, “Blood Simple” – so gory yet so funny that you can’t figure out why you are laughing or whether you should be laughing and then – heck I just went with it. The Fish House characters were very well done – I was thinking Carl Hiasson here, seriously. – GREAT BOOK!!!!! What is next? Sign me up.