“I’ll confess to a bias for fiction that relies on a great plot, characters that are complex and nuanced…and writing that is completely engaging. Ms Gordon has sold me as an author with immense talent, as well as a gift for spinning an outstanding tale. I’ll also admit to having no preconceived notions about what to expect. I was richly rewarded by deciding to take a bit of a chance. She takes time (and a bit of humor) to develop the protagonists as very compelling characters. The reveals happen throughout, and were for me a fine mixture of logical and somewhat unpredictable. Once I assumed a character was probably a bad person, whoa (quoting Lee Corso) “not so fast, my friend”! Karen Gordon captured a new and enthusiastic fan in one excellent novel. I can’t wait for the next volume in the series!” -Amazon Reader
The Mutiny Girl: Book 1 (Gold & Courage Series)
“An outstanding debut thriller that has it all: misdirection, intrigue, murder, and family. Captivating and engrossing.” — The BookLife Prize
“A taut, thrilling drama told exceptionally well.” — Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“An engagingly written series starter with a bounty of plot twists and Miami vices.” — Kirkus Reviews
Rumors of $75 million in missing cartel cash.
An iconic Florida waterfront hotel with a dangerous past.
An ex detective turned lawyer with his own playbook.
Vance Courage knows all too well the Hotel Mutiny was once the secret enclave for Miami’s notorious Cocaine Cowboys. Law enforcement, drug lords, and lots of shady operatives lived it up inside the Mutiny’s high security private club.
Outside the hotel, Miami was a war zone. The coroner stored murder victims in rented refrigerated trucks. Witnesses and jurors disappeared. A federal judge was gunned down outside his home.
But that was a different era. Or was it?
Courage is a lawyer now and his practice is on the skids. When a fugitive sneaks into Miami from Cuba, it unleashes demons from the past. Characters from the Cocaine Cowboy days are cropping up — including an enticing woman he meets on a dating app. With his life going nowhere fast, he wonders what they want with him. And why now?
This paradoxical tale of murder, tenderness, corruption, and family will get inside your head and won’t let go until you’ve read the final word.
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“Best book I have read in the last 2 decades. It has more twists than a large bag of pretzels…”
“There is nothing ordinary about this book.”
“This story is well paced, and the plot has plenty of twists to keep you guessing, but not so many that you get lost on the way to the satisfying resolution…”
“I loved this book. I have read many thrillers…many best selling series books…and this new author knocked it out of the park…”
“…wry observations in a fast paced historical fiction…an irresistible page turner that I highly recommend…”
“Definitely a page-turner, I could not put it down…finished the book on one trip from Tucson to Tampa…”
“…I found it impossible to put down. Crisp, descriptive storytelling…”
“This is the best book I’ve read in a long time.”
“Interesting setting…ambitious plotting, thorough character development and pithy dialogue were among the book’s many strengths…”
About Karen S. Gordon