by Ian Vasquez
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Minotaur Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780312378110
Date: 07 December 2010
List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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From official release/information:
When he was seventeen, Riley James fatally shot two men and became known as Li‘l Hooligan. In exchange for keeping him out of prison, the drug-smuggling Monsanto family enslaved him in a life of crime. Years later, he is part owner of Lindy's bar in the beautiful Central American country of Belize. He has fallen in love with an American neighbor, Candice. Now he wants to do one last drug run for the Monsantos, pay off his debts and leave Belize City with Candice. Unfortunately, a bloodbath ensues as traitors are determined to keep him forever trapped in a life of crime.
Product Description: Riley James was small-time, just a kid running messages and money for the Monsanto Brothers, the real players in Belize City. Then one slip in judgment left two men dead. The Monsantos handled the situation for their young protégé---but accepting this favor put Riley inescapably in their debt.
Now, years later, he's a pro picking up drug drops under the Coast Guard's nose and guiding boats through the reefs, which was something he wanted as a kid but not anymore. He wants out once and for all, and to cancel his debt, he makes a deal with the Monsantos to do one last run. It's Riley's last chance to scrape back to even, to nothing, to a place where he hasn't been since he was just a kid.
(Source: Minotaur Books)
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