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Powder Burn (edition 1998)

by Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano (Author)

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Member:Hagelstein
Title:Powder Burn
Authors:Carl Hiaasen
Other authors:Bill Montalbano (Author)
Info:Vintage (1998), Paperback, 288 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:fiction, Florida mystery, crime, suspense, Miami, cocaine, drug smuggling

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Powder Burn by Carl Hiaasen

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A very well-written story of the nascent days of cocaine smuggling in South Florida. Pot was giving way to coke, locals were being pushed out of the business, and violence ensued. One of the better novels about the drug business in Miami in the late 70's and early 80s'. ( )
  Hagelstein | Jul 6, 2008 |
I really wasn't in the mood to deal with the Cocaine Cowboy aspect, but am looking forward to see how the characters develop. ( )
  debavp | Feb 15, 2008 |
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Architect Chris Meadows has the bad luck to see an old girlfriend get hit by a car full of drugland hitmen. He has the worse luck to see the face of her murderers. Because in a town as violent as Miami, a witness doesn't stand a chance--especially when the cops who ought to be protecting him are more interested in dangling him as live bait.

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After witnessing the death of two of his friends, caught in the cross-fire of drug traffickers, Chris Meadows becomes a decoy for the police and a target of the drug lords.

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