Thin Slice of Life

Thin Slice of Life Charlie Sweetwater Returns To His Hometown To Visit His Brother But Arrives To Find He Is A No Show The Coast Guard Has Discovered Johnny S Shrimp Boat Drifting Abandoned In The Gulf Is It Death By Misadventure As The Authorities Presume, Or Something Sinister Meanwhile, Fulton Harbor, Where Charlie S Family Have Docked Their Shrimp Boats For Generations, Has Changed And Not For The Better Hard Working Vietnamese Fishermen Are Under The Thumb Of Col Nguyen Ngoc Bao, A Ruthless Exiled Gangster Who Aims To Recreate His Criminal Enterprise In A New World Setting Confronting Bao And His Thugs Are Charlie And A Mismatched Group Of Good Guys And Gals A Fast And Loose Cajun Hustler, A Salty Cast Of Third Coast Barroom Regulars, A Handful Of Courageous Vietnamese Migr S, A Menacing Ex Convict, And A Misplaced Texas Ranger Who Discovers A Slice Of The Lone Star State That The Cowboy Movies Of His Boyhood Never Prepared Him For Along The Way Charlie Finds Himself Falling For His Brother S Girlfriend, Whose Zealous Desire To See Justice Served Tests His Own Limits For Loyalty And Commitment Unlikely Heroes Arise From Improbable Circumstances, And The Denizens Of The Small Seaside Community Find Their Fortunes And Fates Ebbing And Flowing Like The Tidal Flux Of The Ocean Itself. Good read Well written, engrossing tale set in the 70 s on the Texas Gulf Coast Once I got into it, I found it hard to put down Lots of colloquialisms, crude language but character appropriate Sort of Kinky Friedman ish but not as outrageous. If you enjoy Carl Hiaasen s books that take place in the Florida Everglades with a cast of quirky, sassy, foul mouthed characters, you will enjoy Thin Slice of Life. Good news for Slice characters, like the Billy D s of the world, when Brent Douglass can recover from a life spent drifting the blowing sands of Lubbock and the Gulf Coast to become both literate and an author Strong shades of Carl Hiaasen run all through this book rich, quirky, textured, and full of characters you ll find on only one place on earth, the barrier
It s not that often that I read a book where I really like BOTH the story and the characters, but Thin Slice of Life hit both right out of the park It s a fast paced, witty murder mystery set on the Texas coast, moved along by memorable characters like the smarmy Neon Leon Guidry, the threatening but in a good waymostly Miguel Negron, O.B Hadnott, a stalwart Texas Ranger far, far out of his native habitat, and Charlie Sweetwater, a boyish, charmin
If you re planning a weekend away, this is the book for you Forget the weather, forget the beach, forget the bar Miles has all the entertainment you ll need A Thin Slice is a great read full of engaging characters, a murder, a Texas Ranger who is a fish out of w
A mystery thriller set in the Texas Gulf coast with colorful characters and language that bring the region to life The writing is both outrageously funny at times bordering on slapstick while at other times i
This is the 1st of a series of Charlie Sweetwater murder mysteries all located along the Texas Gulf coast I thought I would read them because my family has vacationed in the Port Aransas, Corpus Christi area for 30 year
Nice book, if just for the local feeling I know the area, so it was entertaining Very easy read, I was done in about 3 days I would recommend as what I call an airplane book Gets you lost in its pages for a while. A good, quick read. Excellent storytelling and finely honed sense of humor Set in Rockport, TX in late 1970 s, it s a can t put it down book.

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  • Paperback
  • 300 pages
  • Thin Slice of Life
  • Miles Arceneaux
  • English
  • 26 September 2018
  • 9781936205844