By Steven M. Forman
In a debut novel absolute to either excite passions and elicit laughter, a distinct type of hero emerges in that almost all not likely felony hotbed: Boca Raton, Florida.
Eddie Perlmutter is in a position to battling with fearless frenzy, yet purely does to be able to protect the defenseless. Eddie’s profession as a much-honored Boston cop has come to an finish. At sixty, he’s nonetheless vigorous and virile, yet a long time of harsh New England winters and collaring the pug-uglies of Boston’s underworld have taken their toll—especially on his knees. So what does a lonely, retired cop with arthritic knees do? Head to sunny Florida, of course.
Country-club politics and early-bird specials are a much cry from the road toughs, scuffles, and arrests of his former existence. yet a few issues by no means switch. rather than having fun with a calm, laid-back retirement, Eddie quick discovers the darker part of Boca Raton’s never-ending sunlight and palm timber, the place hate crimes, counterfeiting, and worse lurk underneath the deceptively calm floor of comfortable retirement communities.
With his no-nonsense crime-fighting abilities and roll-with-the punches angle, Eddie hits Boca Raton like of a Nor’easter from Hell, speedy, clean, and unstoppable. A compulsively readable comedian mystery with an egalitarian message that might motivate readers of every age, Boca Knights can have readers in stitches and preserve them at the fringe of their seats.
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