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Miami Burn: A Titus Novel (Titus Florida Crime Thriller Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Folks who want Spenser to be more hardboiled or fans of Lee Child will enjoy this one." - Sons of Spade
"Patten is a worthy incarnation of MacDonald, both on the action front and on the philosophical front, but with enough twists to set him apart. Impossible to put down." - Amazon reader
- ASIN : B0768XSLCW
- Publication date : November 7, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1075 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 346 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #222,730 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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F-Bombs. I even tried skimming pages, but still couldn't get beyond those; too much. I think Titus is a good guy and I wanted to see how it played out, but I had to quit. I won't be reading any more of this series and not this author if all his books have this kind of content.
Miami Burn has the sparse style and clever dialogue you expect from detective noir, along with a unabashed look at Miami. John Patton's world is populated by tough guys, lowlifes, and smooth talking dames. But these aren't the card board cut outs you find in most fiction. These are real people that add depth to the story. You feel like you know some of these characters. The tale wastes no time throwing you right into the action, and there's plenty of that. The author obviously knows his stuff. There is also an eye for detail that brings the story to life and a critical look at human nature told through the sarcastic eyes of the main character, a damaged hero with a score to settle. This is a fun, fast read, sure to please fans of detective noir! Can't wait for the next book in the series. Sign me up! Titus is the kind of hard knuckled loser you love to root for!
The story starts off with a plug and play, cliche scene. However it quickly develops into an interesting and entertaining storyline. Surprise twists at the end.
Believable characters with distinct personalities and emotional baggage.
Thought-provoking, realistic dialogue.
'Silly popularity contests, just like high school. And for what? We all end up in the same place. I thank my lucky stars that I was born blessed with the apparently rare ability to be happy without any approval from another human being.'
'Then I remembered the other reason I hate these places. They destroy your senses while placing you in a crowded uncontrollable environment. Too many variables. Too many people stuffed into too small a space, senses violently assaulted by music and strobe lights. Not to mention everyone’s ingesting copious amounts of reality-bending substances that inhibit thinking skills.'
No desire to re-read this story. I am interested in other works by this author.
A Review by Anthony T. Riggio of the book: “Miami Burn” by John D. Patten
For me, this book was of an escape genre; a fast paced reading between other books that do not required a willingness to allow a suspension of reality and allow the entertainment factor to be cut loose. This was a read that was a refreshing change of pace in my usual readings of history or historical fiction
This was an action packed story of public corruption, family lies and dysfunction that will leave the reader breathless and a wanting to turn the pages as fast as they can read.
It is the story of a happenstance private investigator recommended to a wealthy mother, by an active FBI Agent who worked a part of the case of interest but to no resolve. Full disclosure, I am a retired FBI Agent who loves FBI stories, especially if they portray a story of sufficient complexity and has a plausible ending.
This faux private investigator is a former cop who was fired from his police department and then sent to a Federal Prison for a crime he did not commit and now finds himself in a purposeless world and seeking fulfillment of a not too honorable goal, an intended murder he wants to commit.
He is known only as Titus, no last name. When a wealthy and attractive woman contacts him at his place of employment, a local neighborhood bar and restaurant and tries to hire him to investigate and locate her daughter who, she says has entered into an unacceptable life style with near do well boy friend.
When Titus finally decides on taking on this case, he encounters, for the second time, a very attractive Hispanic police department detective who had previously got his attention when she was in uniform and stopped him for a minor traffic violation. During Titus' trying to understand certain aspects of this seemingly complex situation he contacts her and she steers him to a neighborhood “street” preacher who is intent to finding the good in people on the lower end of the socioeconomic ladder. Both the preacher and Titus find commonality in their existence and become friends and allies.
The case takes on intriguing proportions and there is a lot of physical and armed conflict that will keep the reader on edge. The solution to the investigation takes on an old black and white detective movie theme where the detective unwraps the final story of the missing daughter and the wealthy woman and her husband.
This was a fun and entertaining read and consequently since it involved the FBI, I gave it five stars and recommend its reading by anyone who loved the old Sam Spade and other seemingly impossible type mysteries.
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I like it someone else will. but if you like a hard hitting story
and great characters then give this one a go you won't