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The Quixotics [Kindle Edition]

John Wayne Falbey , Tatiana Villa
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Quixotics is a tale of coming of age in the Baby Boomer generation. The time is 1970 and three young men have returned from military service in Vietnam. Like other returning warriors of that era, they have become disenchanted with a country whose citizens spit on and curse returning warriors. Restless and troubled by what they see as the loss of individuality in an increasingly one-size-fits-all society, they decide to escape it and create an environment more to their liking.

They pool what little cash they have and acquire a boat that is barely seaworthy. The plan is to sail leisurely through the Caribbean, living life on their own terms one idyllic day at a time, determined to find adventure and right any wrongs they find along the way. Combative with society and each other, they set off in the small, cramped boat with no sailing or navigational skills.

To earn some badly needed cash, they grudgingly agree to deliver a cargo of weapons to anti-Castro insurgents in Cuba. The start is rough and the voyage rougher, but all hell breaks loose once they reach the island. Captured by Castro forces, they are imprisoned in an old Spanish dungeon. Later, they escape and join up with the rebels in the Sierra Maestra Mountains. Here, their talents for guerilla warfare, honed in the jungles of Vietnam, assert themselves.

Before this tale of adventure, romance, and self-discovery is over, each man will come to realize, as Cervantes said, “Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within”.


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I've been aware of Wayne's versatility for years, so I was not surprised to learn that he had published The Quixotics. I found myself absorbed by the fast pace of the action and the quirkiness of the three main characters. I also noted a clever balance between the aggressiveness of the story and the softness of certain recurring descriptive passages. I definitely recommend The Quixotics.
- J E Keeley


I really enjoyed Falbey's "Sleeping Dogs", so progressed on to The Quixotics. This book has much less violence, a fairly tight story line, and I found Quixotics a very enjoyable a read. The Quixotics is a tale that could well have happened in today's world - whereas Sleeping Dogs is pure fiction. The book takes one through a number of events, culminating in a tiff with the Cuban Army. An easy story to follow, and I highly recommend the book!
- Dr. Joe Prof

About the Author

John Wayne Falbey is a modern Renaissance man: attorney, martial artist, real estate developer, triathlete, university educator, competitive cyclist, industry lecturer, downhill skier, author, and adventurer. He draws on these experiences and more to create novels in the thriller and action adventure genres. He is the author of the political thriller Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening, a novel of international intrigue and the first in a planned trilogy. His latest novel, The Quixotics, is an action adventure tale of gunrunning, insurgency, and intrigue in the Caribbean. Currently, he is working on the second book in the Sleeping Dogs trilogy: Endangered Species. 

His stories explore the human penchant for deception and lust for power on the one hand, and the lengths to which others will go in defense of liberty. 

He is one of the rarest of creatures: a native Floridian. When not traveling for business or pleasure, he and his wife live in Naples, Florida.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2098 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Publisher: John Wayne Falbey (October 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009RSWROI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,412 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Read from Falbey! December 30, 2012
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed Falbey's "Sleeping Dogs", so progressed on to The Quixotics. This book has much less violence, a fairly tight story line, and I found Quixotics a very enjoyable a read. The Quixotics is a tale that could well have happened in today's world - whereas Sleeping Dogs is pure fiction. The book takes one through a number of events, culminating in a tiff with the Cuban Army. An easy story to follow, and I highly recommend the book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Quixotics Comment March 27, 2013
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I've been aware of Wayne's versatility for years, so I was not surprised to learn that he had published The Quixotics. I found myself absorbed by the fast pace of the action and the quirkiness of the three main characters. I also noted a clever balance between the aggressiveness of the story and the softness of certain recurring descriptive passages. I definitely recommend The Quixotics.
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3.0 out of 5 stars So-so October 3, 2014
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So-so. Two old friends, joined by a cousin of one of them, decide to sail and find adventure in the Caribbean. The are quickly found and enticed by the CIA to illegally run guns, etc., to anti-Castro revolutionaries in Cuba.

After surviving a devastating storm at sea, the primary action begins. The leader of the rebels has sworn off violence and has decided to turn to love of God and Christ and stop killing and instead try to turn Cuban peasants into peaceful rebels.

Therein lies the conflict. Who will win, Castro's army or the rebels?

With twists and turns until almost the end, the reader must wait until the finish to learn what happens.

Barbara C. Johnson, author of Accused? Guilty and Behind the Black Robes: Failed Justice
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By marti
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A well written and good story. May be a more interesting book for guys, but I found myself really caring about these crazy guys. Childhood friends who go to war together, find it hard to fit in again when they return from Vietnam. We see their struggles in how they handle their lives once home again. Disillusioned and unable to really fit in, they hook up again. Best friends who watch out for and balance each other in their struggle to function. Good guys to have on your side...do not cross them though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Thriller. September 5, 2014
By Reggie
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John Wayne Falbey has written in my opinion an excellent thrilling adventure story, it is fast flowing, a real page turner.

The main characters portrayed are believable, there is a great deal of violence, but in this type of novel, not overly done. You could imagine your self under these circumstances and would have to do similar to survive.

I would recommend the reading of this book to readers of this genre, as a definite one to be remembered.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too much violence August 31, 2014
By JBeth
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An adventure story doesn't require violence to be exciting. I skipped much of the book hoping there were some redeeming factors at the end. When some poor guy is killed by placing a stick of dynamite in his mouth ...well that blew up any hope I had of finding any value in the story. Maybe Stevens and Felicia will meet again, but I won't be reading about it. Cirrhosis will probably claim those sorry, haunted men's lives.
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More About the Author

John Wayne Falbey writes techno-political spy thrillers and action/adventure novels. His debut novel, Sleeping Dogs: The Awakening, has reached #1 in Amazon genres and is selling internationally. It also has been endorsed by Compulsory Reads. It's the first in a planned trilogy about a deadly black ops unit being hunted to extinction by its own government. But these hunter/killers are fighting back! He also is the author of The Quixotics, a tale of gunrunning, guerilla warfare, and treachery in the Caribbean.
The writers currently at the top of his reading list include Brad Thor, Alex Berenson, Lee Child, and David Baldacci.
A native Floridian and former transactional attorney, Falbey is a real estate investor and developer in Southwest Florida. He invites you to visit him at www.sleepingdogs.biz. Readers can sign up at the site for a not-so-regular newsletter about new publications, signings, and other information concerning his writing efforts. All questions will be answered.

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