An early retiree spending lazy days in Mexico, is thrown together with America’s First Lady after a plane crash on a remote Baja beach. They are threatened by village locals, but manage to escape in a rubber life raft where they find passionate late-life love.
The President calls out the marines, but unwittingly they dodge detection on their sail north. Romance flowers and their time together is much like a honeymoon.
Eventually the First Lady is reunited with her husband whose suspicions are aroused, and he views the retiree as a threat to his reelection. The retiree does all he can to placate the President, but senses trouble and drifts off to vacation in Europe. The President has a deranged killer freed from prison and sets him on the trail of the retiree with murder on the menu.
There follows a wild, sometimes humorous, romp through Europe and Iberia, climaxing with an ironic twist in Asheville, North Carolina.
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About the Author
Doug Walker is an Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, journalism graduate. He served on metropolitan newspapers, mostly in Ohio, for twenty years, as political reporter, both local and statehouse, along with stints as city editor and Washington correspondent. Teaching English in Japan, China and Eastern Europe were retirement activities. His first novel was “Murder on the French Broad,” published in 2010. Now occupying an old house in Asheville, NC, with his wife, he enjoys reading, tennis, short walks, TV and writing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While a little off beat, I found this book to be quiet enjoyable. I liked the fresh take on the romantic thriller, and enjoyed a few chuckles along the way. Also, as a fan of Asheville, N.C., I enjoyed this a little extra than most. I would suggest everyone read this book.