Retired smuggler Dixon Sweeney exits Raiford after eight long years behind bars, vowing “From here on out, things are gonna be different.”
And boy is he right: his wife has left him, emptied his safe deposit box, moved their entire house to Key West, and is shacking up with Sweeney’s former partner and Best Man. Worse yet, Buck Wiggins is after him for a sixty-five grand debt. But Sweeney’s broke! So Buck sends Gooch and Gunther Canseco, twin towers of steroidal ape stuff to tune Sweeney up each week until he pays Buck back.
And he thought life in prison sucked!
When a mysterious Cuban-American approaches Sweeney with an offer, Sweeney is forced to accept. The payoff? A cool half mil. The problem? The money is hidden inside a house in Cuba. Worse yet: on Guantanamo Naval Base, a.k.a. GITMO!
Strap on your seat belt and prepare for the ride of your life, as unlikely hero Dixon Sweeney and his beat-up Chris-Craft challenge the Gulf Stream, waterspouts, man-eating sharks, the crazy Canseco twins, the Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, the entire Cuban military and one super sexy senorita in this hilarious romp through the Florida Straits!
Praise for GITMO:
“Amid the mayhem, the authors provide a number of surprising plot twists and quite a few laughs.” —Publishers Weekly
“An exciting read that should appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen, espionage thrillers and caper comedies.” —Kirkus Reviews
Dixon Sweeney, the hero of this fast and fun thriller from Corridan and Waid (Goliath), has served eight years in a Florida state prison for smuggling Cubans into that state. The ever-optimistic Dixon vows, upon drawing his first breath as a free man, to go straight: "this time things will be different." Within hours of his release, he discovers that his wife has literally moved his house from Cudjoe Key to Key West, where she's now living with his former best friend after having cleared out his savings. Dixon moves into the garden shed that remains on his old property, where he surveys his options and decides things can only get better, because they can't get worse, right? Well, they do, giving the reader the pleasure of watching the down-and-out but still wily Dixon as he's drawn into a scheme that takes him to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo), while being pursued by the U.S. Coast Guard, Russian thugs, and Cuban police. Amid the mayhem, the authors provide a number of surprising plot twists and quite a few laughs.