450 years in the past a treasure ship went down. In Miami, the warmth hasn't allow up yet...Hap Tyler tailboards on Biscayne bay, hears voices, seduces younger ladies, and lives at the edge of historical past in his family's old-money mansion amid Miami's pastel glitz. yet whereas Hap stumbles around in the shadow of his extra profitable older brother, Daniel, a tangled net of deception and greed is being spun round him --a net that leads Daniel to his loss of life.
Trying to unravel his brother's homicide, Hap collides with a 450-year-old mystery: the disappearance of $400 million in a sunken Spanish plunder. Daniel's upscale female friend is with reference to digging up the treasure, an avaricious senator has already tasted it, and a stone-cold killer will cease at nothing to convey it domestic. For Hap a depressing and bloody vein of Florida and kinfolk background has been opened. And the basically approach to shut it's via a contemporary ritual of violence and fact.
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I don’t provide a shit what you suspect, Hap. ” “Diabetic, my ass. I’m going to offer those needles to Dick Vasquez, see what the scoop humans make of them. ” around the seashore, the salsa was once comprehensive, and a breakneck Spanish DJ started. Hap took a breath, attempting to kind this out. He glanced over on the of them at the blanket. Embracing, writhing close to the Chevy’s open door. while he seemed again, Marguerite was once status a foot from him, her hand cocked again. He shot an arm as much as block her punch, however it used to be sand. Sand in his eyes. He staggered again, attempted to wipe away the grit along with his left hand whereas he stored the packet of syringes from her. She grabbed his arm, tore at his wrist. He swung a blind forearm at her, made touch, yet not anything major. She clawed at his arm, and he spun clear of her. together with his again to her, he wiped furiously at his eyes, yet she jumped onto his again, acquired her skinny forearm lower than his chin, mashed challenging opposed to his throat. prior to he may pry it free, she’d locked it into the criminal of her different arm. A police stranglehold, a neat little lever, one hand at the back of his head pushing it ahead opposed to the lock of her forearm. Throttling the air from him. whatever she’d most likely picked up at rape prevention type. “Give them to me, goddamn it. You’re no longer getting away with this. ” He whirled yet couldn’t holiday her free. He elbowed at her ribs, yet she had his head pressed to this point ahead that sparks started to glitter on the fringe of his imaginative and prescient. He was once wasting his power speedy. In what gave the look of his ultimate wish ahead of passing out, he threw himself backward, a free-fall with all his weight coming down on most sensible of her. yet in some way on the final moment she twisted away, so he hit flush on his tailbone opposed to a root or department or ridge of stones. A hot numbness poured down either legs. He couldn’t even groan. She tore the packet from his hand and scrambled onto his chest, a bony knee opposed to his throat. Dimly, he can make out the Latin man status at the back of her looking at this magnificent second. This Anglo attractiveness pinning her boyfriend within the sand. Hap had neither air nor blood in his physique. muscle groups long past. Hap made a noise, a grunt or growl that got here from in the back of his sternum. He couldn’t carry his legs. the sunshine used to be dimming and returning, an individual fiddling with the rheostat. She stored her knee opposed to his throat. The Latin man used to be status over her now. attaining a hand out to poke her within the again, timidly, as though he have been afraid she could be electrified. Hap collected himself, dragged a breath down his throat, timed his circulate with the guy’s hand coming with regards to Marguerite’s again. until eventually he used to be there, a marginally. “Hey, lady,” the man acknowledged. “Whatta you doin’? ” And while she jerked her head round to work out, Hap bucked upward and twisted amid rolled to his correct. She used to be on him in a moment, an alley-cat frenzy, on his chest ahead of he may possibly get to his toes. The Latin man now a whole player, her over, and attempted to push her off him. Marguerite slashed at him with the packet of needles and die man jumped again.