wahoo Rhapsody - an atticus fish novel volume I
Take one sea-loving captain, a drug-smuggling first mate, and a novice deckhand with a secret, and you have the motley crew of the Wahoo Rhapsody, a ramshackle fishing charter plying the Pacific’s waters off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. Captain Winston Weber makes an honest, if lean, living running fishing charters between Mexico and California, with no inkling of the fact that his first mate, Weevil Ott, is smuggling marijuana inside the yellowfin tuna stacked in the boat’s hold. But when Weevil decides to skim a small fortune for himself, goons under orders from the mysterious drug lord known only as “La Cucaracha” descend upon the Wahoo Rhapsody.
What ensues is a madcap romp that will catapult readers from Cabo San Lucas to Tucson and San Diego, as Winston, Weevil, and an expat American lawyer by the name of Atticus Fish try to outrun La Cucaracha’s bloody reach.
Fans of Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard will relish this rollicking satirical adventure from award-winning writer Shaun Morey.
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"I expected a crackpot adventure, but got a whole lot more. A book with a subtle but quirky sense of humor, a plot with plenty of twists, colorful, deep characters." - Nav through Amazon
"Loved the characters. Usually not an action reader more mystery, but can't stop reading these books. I need to check to see if there any more I have not read. Going to do that right now." - Dean through Amazon
"Wahoo Rhapsody was a very entertaining book and I highly recommend it. I will definately read more Atticus Fish novels." - Sharron through Amazon
"Fun, fast paced, great characters...an easy, light read...just the thing after a long day at the office to take you to that happy place." - FDJ through Amazon
"Now this is my kind of story. The writing is so great that you can't put it down. Looking forward to the next one."- Jack through Amazon
"What a fun read! I found myself unable to put the book down once I picked it up finishing....Morey wows the reader (and) keeps us guessing until the end, throwing in a final twist the reader won't expect." - Jodi Hanson, Suspense Magazine
"Atticus Fish may be the only crime-fiction hero who ever sued God — and won. It was a class-action suit, against organized religion, really, and the out-of-court settlement made Atticus a very rich and very hated man, prompting him to abandon civilization and retreat (with his millions stashed here and there) to a sand-dune island in Baja California. Along the way, he almost drowned before being rescued by a maverick charter-boat captain, Winston Weber, skipper of the Wahoo Rhapsody. So, naturally, when Winston finds himself in a scrape, Atticus is ready to help. And what a scrape it is! Unbeknownst to Winston, his first mate, Weevil Ott, has agreed to smuggle marijuana aboard the charter and has planted the dope in the stomachs of a whole lot of freshly caught yellowfin tuna. Yes, we’re deep in the heart of crazy-comic-crime-caperville here, and first-novelist Morey capably mixes a bit of Donald Westlake with a little Brad Smith, a touch of Elmore Leonard, and a healthy dose of Carl Hiaasen (Atticus has a lot in common with Hiaasen’s off-the-grid ecowarrior, Skink). The caper only gets crazier as a supporting cast of drug dealers, bent prosecutors, and addled tourists get in the way of an elaborate plan devised by Captain Winston and Atticus to buy off Weevil’s bosses, dump the drugs, save the boat, and return to their sea-loving, casually hedonistic lives. Morey walks the line between absurd fun and over-the-top silliness with the dexterity and superhuman balance of a veteran drinker acing a highway sobriety test." - BookList