The Varicose Vigilantes

The Varicose Vigilantes

by E. Jay Lumbert
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The Varicose Vigilantes by E. Jay Lumbert

Jay Lumbert is saving the world again. This time, it's with a group of retirees living in the Final Rest, a retirement community in Miami! When a young girl goes missing, and the police ignore the crime, it is up to Tony Trance and his band of misfits to take off their reading glasses, throw away their canes and get things done. Like he did with The Alchemist Conspiracy, Jay delights us with his own special brand of humor. Like a master painter, he creates extraordinary images and brings us to a world where anything is possible, as long as we have faith. And in the end, you might find something you can believe in, too. THE DETAILS: Every Thursday, Jaime Crandall sings for the residents of the Final Rest retirement community. One day Jaime goes missing, and her best friend, Tania Bellows, is found dead on South Beach. Jaime was last seen at a surprise party hosted by the nephew of one of Miami's biggest drug lords. Jaime is an innocent singer on the cusp of national stardom, not a drug user or party girl. When the police refuse to explore Tania's murder, and then close the case on Jaime's kidnapping, the residents of the Final Rest rise to the cause. They form The Varicose Vigilantes, a group of senior citizens dedicated to finding Jaime, and then ridding the world of illegal drugs. In this edgy and hilarious tale, a group of aging retirees must break the crusty chains of age, and create a new paradigm for living. Only then can they find Jaime Crandall, stop a global white slavery ring, take down Miami's biggest drug dealers, and foil a terrorist plot that will make 9/11 look like a rehearsal. This poignant story will make you laugh and cry. It will touch you in places long-since dormant. It will re-awaken hope in your heart and strength in your soul. It will make you optimistic for the future, knowing that anything, if you believe and have faith, is possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780980050141
Publisher: Shaksper Books
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Jay Lumbert is widely known for his bestselling books, The Alchemist Conspiracy, The Varicose Vigilantes, The Presidential Pretender and The Varicose Vigilantes II – Hedge Money. He delights readers worldwide with his gripping stories and his subtle, often laugh-out-loud, humor.

Jay’s books are particularly popular with seniors. His titles are consistently listed on the Barnes & Noble large print bestseller list. The Varicose Vigilantes reached #1 nationally, and has remained a fixture on the bestseller list for nearly three years.
In 1982, Jay pioneered one of the nation’s first fee-based financial planning companies. He also founded a full-service broker-dealer and investment advisory company, which provided services to wealthy individuals and business owners, as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 1983, Jay created the nation’s first dating service to incorporate extensive personality testing and computer matching. In the 1990s, Jay helped conceive and build the nation’s first open-architecture 401(k) program, which is now the industry standard. Jay’s former company is now part of a diversified financial services organization listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Born in Connecticut, Jay Lumbert is an alumnus of Williams College and Wesleyan University. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and children.

Jay Lumbert has overcome numerous financial and physical challenges that have threatened his health and his career. Jay has overcome each problem and emerged stronger. His books resonate with indomitable characters that reflect Jay’s extraordinary experience: We are often limited by our own attitudes. We can accomplish extraordinary things, if we will just believe, and then let nothing stand in our way.

Innovation, persistence and determination are the hallmarks of Jay Lumbert’s life. His brilliant stories and his rare humor have made Jay a favorite author for readers everywhere. His business and personal experiences have made him a popular speaker. Jay can educate, motivate and inspire individuals from all walks of life.

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Varicose Vigilantes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
HurricaneBill More than 1 year ago
My father was dreading is 85th birthday, and had given up reading because of the strain to his eyes. As part of his b-day mailing I wanted to zero in on a perfect read. Searches and reviews lead me to a large-print funny, thrilling title, The Varicose Vigilantes. He loved the fast-pace and short chapters. He was so enthusiastic, I picked up a copy for myself, and for the first time in our lives we enjoyed a private book-club across the miles as we kept pace with each other and compared highlights. I can't wait to treat him to another of Lumbert's series.
BookSleuth More than 1 year ago
I am an avid senior reader. I will read just about anything, but my favorite is thriller fiction. A friend recently told me about The Varicose Vigilantes. She said it was a great comedy thriller, where people like us actually get to be the heroes. This has to be the best book for seniors anywhere! It is funny. It is edgy. The book is extremely well-written. I loved the characters. I loved the action. I loved the message. The type was big enough for me to read. If you are looking for a book that will make you laugh, but also keep you on the edge of your seat, this is it! I also enjoyed Jay's other book, The Alchemist Conspiracy. This guy is good. I sure hope he writes some more, particularly ones where I can see myself in action.
Motheroliver More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent continuation in Jay's series. The characters could be your best friends, uncle, or you, if you decided to take on the bad guys. His characters jump off the page and into reality; a reality that reminds us of what humanity is capable of when we dust off our boots, kick butt, and take action. It is humurous, exciting, and full of possibilities. Well worth reading and a keeper. A series of books you'll want to keep for rereading again and again.
Lidy More than 1 year ago
She said she could not put this book down. She really enjoyed it. It was perfect because it came in large print which made reading it very easy for her. She has passed this book onto other family members!
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Really loved the characters. I found Varicose Vigilantes a delightful read and highly recommend it. Make sure to set aside your weekend plans since you will not want to put the book down.