Bermuda Schwartz (Zack Chasteen Series)

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From the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series that gets better with each book, and an author who constantly surprises, comes Bermuda Schwartz--a tale of hidden treasure, murder, romance, and rum. A young scuba guide, scouting new dive sites in the shipwreck-laden reefs that rim Bermuda, makes a fatal discovery--a treasure more valuable than gold or jewels. And some people are willing to kill for it.
Enter Zack Chasteen, knockabout palm-tree farmer, and his inscrutable Taino associate, Boggy, who have been dragged to Bermuda by Zack's ladylove, Barbara Pickering. She needs their help throwing a gala 75th birthday party for her wealthy and eccentric Aunt Trula. While there, Zack drops by the bank to visit his money, a couple of million dollars earned in recent exploits that he has stashed away in one of the country's notorious tax-free offshore accounts. Big problem: Zack's money is gone and his bankers can't seem to explain where it is or who might have it.
Zack is grappling with another issue as well: Where is this whole thing going with him and Barbara Pickering? She's not pressing, but it's clear she'd like to tie the knot, maybe start a family. Is Zack really ready to say, "I do?" As he wrestles with the dilemmas of love and money, both of which may wind up lost, Zack falls in with wise and wily Teddy Schwartz, a legendary Bermudan treasure salvager and one of Aunt Trula's longtime paramours. Schwartz is harboring a few secrets of his own, and Zack is soon crossing paths with a secret sect of religious zealots who are hoping to complete a bloody and tumultuous two-thousand-year-old quest.
Suspenseful, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and startlingly original, Bermuda Schwartz is Bob Morris's best book yet, a rollicking island yarn that turns the historical puzzle thriller on its head!

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From bestselling, Edgar Award–nominated author Bob Morris comes another suspenseful, rollicking island yarn that will glue you to the pages!

 

Among the shipwreck-laden reefs that rim Bermuda, a young scuba diver makes a fatal discovery: a treasure more valuable than gold—one that some people are willing to kill for…

 

“Briskly paced, engaging.”—Miami Herald


Enter Zack Chasteen and his ladylove, Barbara Pickering. She’s come to Bermuda to celebrate her wealthy and eccentric aunt’s birthday—and, maybe, her engagement to Zack…if only he’d propose. Which seems unlikely given Zack’s recent dilemma: the millions he’s stashed away in one of the country’s notorious tax-free offshore accounts has vanished without a trace.

 

 “An entertaining ride.”—Baltimore Sun


 And then Zack falls in with wise and wily Teddy Schwartz. A legendary Bermudan treasure salvager, Schwartz may be Zack’s last hope for finding his long-lost loot—but at what cost? Time is running out on this bizarre, bloody, and tumultuous two-thousand-year-old quest…

 

“Morris is as tough and fast as Elmore Leonard.”
—Randy Wayne White, New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Mile Limit

About the Author:

BOB MORRIS, a former columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, Fort Myers News Press and The New York Times regional newspapers, served as editor of Caribbean Travel & Life and Gulfshore Life magazines. His work regularly appears in National Geographic Traveler, Islands , Bon Appetit and other publications. Morris, the author of the 2005 Edgar Award finalist Bahamarama, as well as Jamica Me Dead, lives in Winter Park, Florida.

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