Gulf Boulevard by Dennis Hart is a delight. This is a rerun of Neil Simon’s Odd Couple with a thriller engine rumbling gently under the hood. Meet a somewhat obsessive and reclusive accountant. When he suddenly recognizes it’s “his lucky day”, he buys a Powerball Lottery ticket and ends up nineteen million dollars richer. This gives him the chance to fulfill his dream of buying a home on an “empty” island. Thinking his life as a hermit is about to begin in moderately luxurious surroundings, he discovers his paradise is already occupied by a seasoned hitman on the run – he was very “unlucky” and accidentally whacked the boss’s son.
So here’s the man who rakes the beach to ensure it looks absolutely perfect, and the other crosses a sandy beach as if he’s trying to create a geographical feature that can be seen from the orbital space station. It’s a collision with seriously amusing results. Yes people threaten each other, our hero is beaten unconscious, and there are deaths. But there’s also great sex (not between the two men) and some excellent running jokes on the predatory nature of ex-wives and how to drive them away. Read and enjoy!
|Page Count||320 pages|
|Publisher||The Permanent Press|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|