Real gold or fool's gold? Or could it be a fool's adventure? James Lessor and Skip More are about to find out.
It took Henry Flagler years to build a railroad to Key West. It took thirty seconds for a hurricane and a twenty-foot tidal wave to destroy it. Five hundred people were killed in that violent 1935 storm, and many more were missing. Among the unaccounted for was a finance director for the East Coast Railway, Mathew Kriegel, who had loaded one and a quarter million dollars in gold on a train that very morning. The man and the gold were never found.
Newly minted private investigators Skip Moore and James Lessor have just been hired by Kriegel’s great granddaughter to help her search for the lost gold. And, she may or may not have the map that leads to the treasure.
Fighting off competitors, scuba diving, digging in a spooky cemetery and almost getting killed in the process is just part of their job. When two mysterious Islamorada doctors hatch a nefarious plot involving smuggling, the boys are in way over their heads.
Come along for the ride, but watch your back. It’s a very dangerous mission, and don’t count on Skip and James for help. They can barely take care of themselves.
"Shake The Big Lebowski up in a bag with The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Too Much Stuff is what will come screaming out. Slacker PI’s James and Skip go after $44 million worth of Henry Flagler gold missing since the hurricane of all time swept the Keys railroad out to sea and the result is—hold on, deep inhale here—really big trouble. Four pitchers of margaritas out of four!" —Les Standiford, author of Last Train to Paradise and Bringing Adam Home
"A rollicking up and down tale from start to finish." —Suspense Magazine
"Leavened with plenty of laid-back dialogue. Concludes on a cool cliffhanger. Skip’s girlfriend, Emily, and their PI pal, Jody Stacy, who supplies the pair with spy toys, add to the fun." —Publishers Weekly