The bestselling author of "Donnie Brasco" continues the work of his alter ego in this fictional story set in the steamy underworld of Florida. Covering possible political corruption in southern Florida, an FBI agent is in over his head. When Brasco is sent to her rescue, what he finds is one dead agent and a hurricane he barely survives. Posing as her cousin, he follows her leads to the Everglades, where he runs up against a brutal gang of backwoods thugs--a criminal organization every bit as terrifying as the Mafia wiseguys of New York. Fiction--Thriller)
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Like a lot of mysteries, I finished this because I wanted to know how all the murders shook out in the end, but... it's not that great of a story. It spends all its time on the wrong side of the balance between keeping your reader in the dark and giving away clues, so the denouement comes out of nowhere, and doesn't really adequately explain the action (nor all of the murders). A significant portion of the prose is caught up with Donnie's existential crisis over his undercover work and the impact it's had on his identity, and it's sad for him that he doesn't get to see his kid play T-ball and his wife's not really speaking to him, but if he were really relatably regretful about all that, he'd be done being an undercover agent, and he's not. Pistone doesn't do a good job of showing you what's on the other side of that equation that's so much more compelling if you don't feel that way already, and so Donnie's regret seems insincere; his introspection falls really, really flat. The mystery is okay and the writing is okay; it's a fast read and good for killing some time, but it's not a good book.