New Book Unravels to Gripping Story of Family Issues, Crime and Romance

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"Frozen Flamingo Blues" follows one man as he finds reconciliation with a mob, deals with a smuggling gang, and wins the heart of a local girl.

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From Jerry Sarasin comes Frozen Flamingo Blues, an emotionally complex and powerful family saga with a clever twist of crime and romance. In this intricately weaved story, what begins as a reunion of two brothers turns into a mess involving an illegal drug trade and a rogue, PTSD-afflicted marine. Readers will be enthralled as they pore over this fast-moving plot set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with its austere beauty and the severe, unforgiving winters.

Tossed out by his girlfriend and turned away by his old friend Frankie, Milo Thomas is broke and alone on the mean streets of Detroit. Inadvertently, he has taken a briefcase from the mob that he used to beat off a thug. Only later does he discover that the bag contains a considerable amount of the mob’s money. His plan to return the money is thwarted by a marine hitchhiker who disappears with the money.

Desperate, Milo heads north in a raging blizzard to reunite with his estranged brother, hoping he can renew their friendship. Also he might be able to help Milo out. He then begins a search to find the marine and get back the mob’s money. While trying to stay ahead of the bad guys, he becomes embroiled with the local citizenry of Huron Bay who have found a unique, however, illegal way of dealing with its sagging economy. They are not happy with his interference, and the results are murder and mayhem. Milo’s relationship with a local woman, Annie, blossoms into a full-scale romance, and he develops a curious relationship with Annie’s brilliant 15-year-old daughter.

A noteworthy high-wire act of fiction, Frozen Flamingo Blues is an intelligent story establishing Sarasin’s name in the world of writing.

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About the Author

Jerry Sarasin is an old hand at dealing with bitter cold and mountains of snow, having been born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After thirty years in high tech, he returned to school and earned an EdM. and worked as a social worker. He has previously written a pictorial biography of his father, and his first novel, The Last Deer Hunt, was published in 2008 by Outskirts Press. He now lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Carol.

Frozen Flamingo Blues * by Jerry Sarasin
Publication Date: August 5, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 233 pages; 978-1-4836-5819-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 233 pages; 978-1-4836-5820-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-5821-6

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