Every year they build more hotels, more roads, more restaurants, more golf courses, more everything to attract tourists... Locals grow more dissatisfied each year. Some sell and move to another yet undiscovered paradise, some grow old and despondent. Some get mad.
A popular beach haven hides some dirty secrets in Bob Spearman's thrilling debut novel, Turf and Surf.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has long been known as a go-to tourist destination. But beneath the sunny exterior lies a dark power struggle between locals, summer workers, tourists, and drug dealing gangsters.
Among them is Bo Jr., a young man whose dreams of paradise quickly turn into a nightmare when he stumbles across a mob-owned bar and is soon recruited as a hit-man-in-training.
Meanwhile, best friends Edna and Evelyn navigate the perilous world of romance while their landlords, the volatile Eddie Rondell and his meek wife, Vera, have their own ideas about how the town should be run.
Events converge to a dangerous day of reckoning as a serial kidnapper terrorizes summer workers and a new drug gang attempts to make a claim of their own. With a corrupt police force in charge, does Myrtle Beach have any chance of surviving as a family beach resort?
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About the Author
Bob Spearman graduated with a bachelor's of science in electrical engineering from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, before earning a master's degree in management from the University of Texas.
After thirty-eight years working as an engineer and manager for high tech companies in Atlanta, Dallas, St. Petersburg, Salt Lake City, and Charleston, Spearman opened his own consulting firm called Edisto Solutions.
Having worked as a lifeguard in Myrtle Beach in the 1970s, Spearman has always been interested in the area. With the encouragement of his wife and a local writers group, he is publishing his first Myrtle Beach mystery novel, Turf and Surf.
Spearman currently lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, with his wife, Barb. They have two children and three grandchildren.