Lonesome Point

Lonesome Point

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An old friend asks Leo Varela, mental health worker, to release a patient from the mental hospital where he works. He calls it a favor, but Leo recognizes it as a threat to himself and his brother, Patrick, a Miami-Dade County Commissioner and mayoral candidate.

McMillan Palgrave

Different as they are, the Varela brothers are bound by a decades-old secret surrounding the events of one long-ago night during their childhood back home in their native Belize. Today Patrick is the Miami-Dade County commissioner and a probable candidate for mayor of Miami, while his brother, Leo, a sometime poet and mental health worker, spends more time getting high than anything else. Still, they’ve both been struggling for years to completely sever their ties to their father, his illegal businesses, and his secrets.

But those years quickly vanish the moment an old friend recently released from prison asks Leo to release a patient from the mental hospital where Leo works. He calls it a favor, but the threat is clear to Leo, Patrick, and---more dangerously---the men with a stake in Patrick’s political career. The request sets off a chain of events destined to lay bare once and for all the truth about what happened that night, and maybe even to pit brother against brother in their efforts to finally set things right.

Moody, atmospheric, and evocative, Lonesome Point showcases the distinct and rhythmic voice that makes Ian Vasquez a unique talent among today’s crime writers.



Blackwell North Amer
Different as they are, the Varela brothers are bound by a decades old secret surrounding the events of one long-ago night during their childhood back home in their native Belize. Today Patrick is the Miami-Dade County commissioner and a probable candidate for mayor of Miami, while his brother, Leo, a sometime poet and a mental health worker, spends more time getting high than anything else. Still, they've both been struggling for years to completely sever their ties to their father, his illegal businesses, and his secrets.
But those years quickly vanish the moment an old friend recently released from prison asks Leo to release a patient from the mental hospital where Leo works. He calls it a favor, but the threat is clear to Leo, Patrick, and - more dangerously - the men with a stake in Patrick's political career. The request sets off a chain of events destined to lay bare once and for all the truth about what happened that night, and maybe even to pit brother against brother in their efforts to finally set things right.

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& Taylor

Struggling to escape the shadow of an old family business, Miami-Dade County commissioner Patrick Varela determinedly pursues his mayoral campaign while his brother Leo, a drug-addicted mental health worker, struggles with a friend's request to release a patient who poses a threat to Patrick's campaign.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312378103
0312378106
Characteristics: 263 p

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