Lowcountry Punch by Boo Walker
Published By: Boo Walker
Release Date: October 28, 2011
Format: eBook - 206 pages / Kindle - 352 KB / Nook - 450 KB
Genre: Suspense Thrillers
About The Author:
Boo Walker spent his College of Charleston years and a few after in Nashville as a banjoist and songwriter for the avant-garde punchgrass band, The Biscuit Boys. Some hand problems knocked him out of the game, and he stumbled into a position with Automated Trading Desk, a short term equity firm based out of Mt. Pleasant, SC. To feed his ravenous muse, he began writing his first novel, Lowcountry Punch. Around that time, what started as a passion in wine became a neurosis.
After six years of the Wall Street thing, Boo decided it was time to end his sedentary, computer-driven lifestyle. He grew out a handlebar mustache and moved clear across the country into a double-wide trailer situated on 5 acres of Malbec vines just down the road from Hedges Family Estate on Red Mountain in Washington State. The Hedges family took him in and taught him the art of farming and the old world philosophies of wine. He now travels North America peddling the family's juice, and chances are you can find him in an airport somewhere.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and for hosting a virtual book event on my book review blog site.
Virtual Book Event: On Friday, July 27, 2012, author Book Walker participated in a virtual book event with an Author Interview on Jersey Girl Book Reviews.
After the worst Christmas Eve of his life, DEA Agent T.A. Reddick leaves Miami for the magical city of Charleston, South Carolina, hoping a return to his roots will heal a broken heart and the guilt of killing a friend. The sleepy and sultry town of Charleston is filled with echoes of the Old South: genteel playboys, society debutantes, and quiet cobblestone streets. But as Reddick will soon discover, there's danger lurking under her charming veneer. When a movie star's death shines a national spotlight on Charleston's underground cocaine trade, he must go undercover to find the main supplier and shut him down. As a hurricane bears down on the port city and the DEA gets ready to spring its trap, Reddick must contend with more than he ever could have imagined.
Brash and bold, T.A. Reddick is a hero you won't soon forget. Lowcountry Punch is an action-packed novel that will have you on your knees begging for more.
My Book Review:
What do you get when you mix a DEA Agent ... cocaine dealers ... an undercover drug case ... sexy problematic women ... and good ol' Southern hospitality of beautiful Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA? You get a suspense thriller that throws one hell of a Lowcountry Punch!
DEA Agent T.A. Reddick is one of Miami's best undercover agents, but on one Christmas Eve his whole world was turned upside down. In a drug deal gone bad, T.A. kills a dirty cop, who also was a friend who had once saved his life. And if that wasn't bad enough, the woman that he was engaged to for a year and knew and loved since childhood left him with only a "Dear John" letter. Living in pain and despair, abandoned by his fellow Miami DEA co-workers and branded a cop killer, T.A. was transferred to his childhood summer home of Charleston, SC. It's not long before he finds himself right back in the saddle with an undercover assignment to crack a cocaine case that has ties to some of Charleston's most elite citizens. This case isn't going to be easy to crack ... smart drug dealers, a sexy Hollywood actress, a new love interest, a crazy woman stalker and a strong hurricane with its bullseye on Charleston will give T.A. all he can handle and then some in this action packed suspense thriller!
Lowcountry Punch is an entertaining and action packed suspense thriller that will immediately draw you into the dark world of drug dealers, drug busts and undercover DEA agents. In his debut novel, author Boo Walker weaves an epic tale with enough drama, thrills and chills, twists and turns, and a bit of romance thrown into the mix to keep the readers in suspense while sitting on the edge of their seats holding their breath until the surprising conclusion.
The story is written in a witty, humorous manner, told in the first person narrative by the protagonist, DEA Agent extraordinaire, T.A. Reddick. The narration is superb, T.A. draws you into his story, it feel like you are sitting on the couch next to him as he recounts his adventurous tales. T.A. is such a fun character: he's realistic, has a mixture of grit and toughness, some flaws and imperfections, but also has a tender side, a love for playing the banjo and some good jazz music, and a wicked sense of humor that just draws you into his bigger than life personality. With a supporting cast of characters that add their own flavor of personalities and intriguing interactions, this suspense thriller is a compelling read.
This novel is rich in details and descriptions that engages the reader to follow along with the fast paced action that explodes off the pages. The author provides the reader with some really fine background into the drug trade and DEA enforcement, his attention to detail and research is first rate. With a lowcountry setting based in the beautiful Southern cities of Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, the author transports the reader to their ambiance, history and Southern hospitality. Dip your toes in the water, smell the salty air, taste the Southern cuisine, and embrace the culture that these cities are known for. As a girl who grew up on the shores of NJ and summered in NC/SC, the author's accurate and enchanting descriptions of Charleston and Savannah are worthy of a virtual travel guide and makes me yearn to become a permanent Southern "transplant." If y'all get a chance to visit Charleston, Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, Savannah, and the surrounding areas, it won't disappoint you!
Lowcountry Punch is a wickedly fun suspense thriller that will tantalize you with the dramatic and action packed adventures of DEA Agent T.A. Reddick. This is a must read for anyone who loves a suspense thriller that throws one heck of a punch! Kudos to author Boo Walker on his fascinating debut novel, I look forward to reading more of his novels in the future.
RATING: 5 STARS *****