Trap Line

Trap Line


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Trap Line by Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano

From the bestselling author of Bad Monkey and Razor Girl and Bill Montalbano comes this compelling thriller set in Key West on the southern most end of America.

With its dozens of outlying islands and the native Conchs’ historically low regard for the law, Key West is a smuggler’s paradise. All that’s needed are the captains to run the contraband. Breeze Albury is one of the best fishing captains on the Rock, and he’s in no mood to become the Machine’s delivery boy. So the Machine sets out to persuade him. It starts out by taking away Albury’s livelihood. Then it robs him of his freedom. But when the Machine threatens Albury’s son, the washed-out wharf rat turns into a raging, sea-going vigilante.

In Trap Line, Hiaasen and Montalbano pit a handful of scruffy Conchs against an armada of drug lords, crooked cops, and homicidal marine lowlife. The result is a crime novel of dizzying velocity, filled with wrenching plot twists, grimily authentic characters, and enough local color for a hundred tropical shirts. It’s the Key West the tourist brochures won’t tell you about: a place as crooked as Al Capone’s Chicago and as irredeemably violent as Wyatt Earp’s Tombstone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375700699
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 493,201
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Carl Hiaasen is the author of numerous national bestselling novels, including Bad Monkey and Razor Girl.  He lives in Key West, Florida.

Bill Montalbano is the author of The Sinners of San Ramon and Basilica. He died in 1998.

Together they wrote three mysteries.  Trap Line, A Death in China, and Powder Burn.


Tavernier, Florida

Place of Birth:

South Florida


Emory University; B.A., University of Florida, 1974

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Trap Line 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read, typical Hiaasen book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good mystery - if you have been to Key West you should really enjoy
MarciIN More than 1 year ago
Always like reading about Florida and once again Carl Hiaasen kept me right there on the piers and wishing I was in the Florida Keys instead of the frozen north.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Just came home from a vacation in Key West. This book is hoot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Haissen proves he is a master at keeping your attention until the very last page. A very fine read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You Are There, as you are there in anything that comes from this author. Great arc, cool adventurr, a lot of action and twists. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love reading about south florida and the keys. Interesting but hard to follow at times as it bounces around a lot
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This is only one example. I believe it starts on pg. 34, when we meet Crystal. Introduced as a she. Has a baby on her hip and one inside. Then down at the bottom of the page, Crystal is suddenly a "he". And stays that way. Huh?
CapeDiva More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the book yet, but have always liked his other books. However, when I checked the reviews, not a single one actually reviewed the book. The reviews are filled with off-topic crap. Doesn't B&N monitor this site? Even if it's automated, isn't there some algorithm designed to spot suspicious words and phrases? This is a total waste of bandwidth and time to check them! So I'll give the guy 5 stars just on principle.
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Gets up dizzilly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*she collapses in a heap, unconscious.*
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Comes in with his golden sword and bowen arrow