When Dan Marlowe pays a visit to the run-down Honeymoon Hotel, he thinks he's just doing a favor for a friend--rescuing the friend's granddaughter from the clutches of a low-life junkie. He doesn't plan on the rescue turning into something ugly.
Then the ugly turns uglier and local businesses find themselves prey to racial threats and thugs.
Determined to find out who's behind the movement to drive local business owners off the beach, Dan embarks on a hunt that leads him down a trail riddled with arson and violence. Just as he's closing in on the truth a sinister figure appears, threatening his friends, his family, and ultimately, all of Hampton Beach.
But who's behind it all? A tough-guy beach hotel owner? A big-time Boston lawyer? A South Boston gang leader? Greedy politicians? And how do two local dim-witted drug dealers and a strip club fit in?
The more Dan investigates, the more he finds at stake, and every way he turns, he ends up back at the same dark, dangerous place--the Honeymoon Hotel.
About the Author
of numerous published short stories. The Boss of Hampton Beach, Hampton Beach Homicide, and Blood on Hampton Beach are the three previous novels in the Dan Marlowe crime series.
The Combat Zone, the first crime novel in a new series, is now out. The series follows a P.I. who hangs his hat in early 1970s Harvard Square and roams the Combat Zone, Boston’s red-light district. This novel was a finalist in the St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America “Best First P. I. Novel” competition. All books are available in both paper and ebook.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dan Marlowe, current bartender past owner of the High Tide Restaurant and Saloon, will do anything for anyone when it involves Hampton Beach. If someone comes into the High Tide with a problem they turn to Dan. When it comes to someone bullying shop and motel owners trying to get them to sell their properties and leave Hampton ultimately changing Ocean Blvd's family oriented and safe facade, Dan goes down a dark road to save the boulevard. But he steps on toes he shouldn't and finds that stakes are high for some bad people. People who will do anything to make the deals happen. Dan has never let fear get in his way but when the people closest to him get threatened, he doesn't know what way to go. Jed Power has done it again with Honeymoon Hotel. I highly recommend reading anyone and all of the books in the Dan Marlowe series, especially if you are the type of reader that can get lost in a book. These books will really captivate your mind. They only thing you will complain about is that the book ends.