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Jim Davenport is moving to Tampa, Florida with his wife Martha, and their 15 year old daughter Debbie, eight year old son, Melvin and one year old Nicole. Jim is a humble, content, quiet man. He longs for a happy, peaceful life with his family and is not a man of many complaints. He works hard and enjoys his simple life.
The move to Triggerfish Lane is full of promise and the anticipation of the good life to come. But this is Florida and things aren’t quite what they seem. Martha isn’t too thrilled about their new home, but Jim reassures her in his signature passive way. But Triggerfish Lane is about to bloom into something the Davenport’s never expected.
Across the street lives a psychopathic serial killer named Serge A. Storms. Serge loves history and there is nothing he cannot tell you about Florida. He’s extremely likable and extremely eccentric. He collects memorabilia and seldom loses his cool. He lives with two junkies, Coleman and Sharon. They do copious amounts of drugs and get into more than their share of trouble. Their peculiar ‘family’ structure would place Serge as the unwilling father, Sharon as his crazy wife and Coleman as the wayward son. They capture your imagination from page to page and leave you wanting more of them within the story!
They are surrounded by a kaleidoscope of characters each stranger than the next. Jack Terrier waters his lawn at 4 a.m. in full commando gear; Next door lives a couple of drug-free Rastafarians; Lance Boyle, the sleazy realtor who tries all he can to get Jim to sell his house so he can own all the houses on Triggerfish Lane (but gets what’s coming to him in the end); pot smoking college students… and the list goes on.
So, Jim’s dream of a normal, happy life at Triggerfish is far from that. It’s just a matter of time before quiet, contented, passive Jim Davenport up and actually kills a few people. Tim Dorsey tells an exciting, energy filled story in a style that puts you right in the middle of everyone, experiencing every second of every character. Go get this book!
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