Mapping the Glades

Mapping the Glades

by David Burton


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A stolen million.
A gangster who wants it back.
A reclusive writer who doesn't give a damn.

Mapping the Glades is a fast paced thriller set in the Everglades. An Ex-DEA agent, now a successful writer, is forced to go after a desperate California gangster.

Ex-DEA agent, Harrison Park, now a successful writer who has lived in virtual seclusion on the edge of the Everglades for three years since the suspicious death of his wife. Trouble arrives with his step-son, Pauly, who Harrison believes was involved in his wife's death. With Pauly is his girlfriend, Tracy, who has stolen money from a California gangster, Raul Geoshay.

As Harrison reluctantly allows himself to be drawn in to protect Pauly and Tracy from Geoshay, he is helped by Carmen, an attractive Cuban woman whose family he helped rescue years ago. When Carmen's beautiful younger sister is attacked, and her boyfriend murdered, the search for Geoshay becomes personal.

As Geoshay's actions and Harrison's search for him become more intense, Harrison learns the awful secret of his wife's family and how she really died. He and Carmen grow closer. In the final confrontation with Geoshay in the Everglades he begins to see her as an attractive, strong woman who can help him live a full life again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530142323
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/09/2016
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

David Burton is an American writer living in sunny Southern California. He traveled by thumb and motorcycle through Mexico, US, Canada and Alaska. From motorcycles he turned to the ocean, building and sailing his own boats to Mexico, Tahiti, Hawaii, and through the Panama Canal to Florida. He spent a lot of time reading while on the water, so he decided to write the books he would have wanted to read at sea.

Having swallowed the anchor he now mops floors and collects trash for money, writes for a living, and has become a (temporarily?) unrequited sailor.

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Mapping the Glades 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Vigilant-Reader More than 1 year ago
Mapping the Glades David Burton Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller 81,520 Words and 290 pages Rating - 4 stars out of 5 Harrison Park is the main character in Mapping the Glades. The story is set in Florida where he lives in self-imposed isolation. Harrison is an ex-undercover DEA agent turned crime writer. Throughout the story we learn of the guilt, hate and shame he has fought after leaving the DEA and since the death of his wife. Pauly Allister is Harrison's stepson who returned home after living several years in California. Tracy Manning is Pauly's lovely stripper, prostitute girlfriend who lives wild and crosses the wrong man. Raul Geoshay is the wrong man to cross; he's pure evil and the perfect antagonist in the plot. What I liked in this story is the interesting storyline that moved almost non-stop. The action was intense and the winning side switched back and forth like a Ping-Pong ball in a tournament. The characters are developed so the reader knows exactly who and what they are. It's done over time of course, because it's not all presented in an info dump. Undercurrents of past loves and deeds linger in the background as a multitude of characters attempt to position themselves for the love or revenge they crave. The story is well written with infrequent editing errors What I didn't like about Mapping the Glades is the way several scenes ran together without separation. There were also several outright errors in the writing. At one point a woman is handcuffed with her arms behind her and around a large post, and then she wipes her hair out of her face. At the scene of an accident on a bridge a man slides off the elevated deck, into the water with a black book in his hands. Nothing was mentioned of it being ruined by the water or how Pauly and Tracy took possession of it. The name Spencer was substituted several times for the character Simone, simply a poor editing oversight. Readers who are offended by depictions of frequent sexual situations, extreme violence, rape, incest, torture and cursing should take note that it occurs often here. Overall, I enjoyed Mapping the Glades and recommend it for hardcore crime and mystery fans. This review was provided in exchange for a free book. Vigilant Reader Book Reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read every part of the story. It was amazing! Please keep writing!!! I can't stand cliffhangers! Who is talking?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep going to chapter ten