by Richard Hoyt

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"A superior [thriller] . . . with an amoral family that will chill the blood . . .double-dealing federal drug agents and nonstop action . . ." —The New York Times

"[In] Hoyt's supercharged new thriller . . . James Burlane, ex-CIA man now working freelance for a high level government investigative committee, is on the surface the ultimate marimbeiro, a wild-haired, wok-toting adventurer with only a backpack to his name . . . Hoyt . . . knows the political intricacies of the drug trade and its roots in Central America. He knows Miami, down to the . . . warm night breezes. He also knows how to construct a thriller. MARIMBA is a wild ride into Carl Hiaasen territory, dark and nasty, with a dose of . . . casual evil added to the mix . . .

"Expert storytelling."—George Pelecanos, Washington Post Book World

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162569374
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 03/24/2021
Series: James Burlane , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Richard Hoyt graduated from the University of Oregon. After graduating from the U.S. Army Intelligence School in Ft. Holabird, Maryland, he served as a counterintelligence agent then returned to Oregon to earn a master’s degree. A fellow of the Washington Journalism Center, he worked as a Washington correspondent for The Oregonian and other Pacific Northwest newspapers. He later earned a PhD in American studies from the University of Hawaii. Hoyt wrote for both morning and afternoon newspapers in Honolulu and was a stringer for Newsweek magazine. He taught journalism and writing courses at the University of Maryland and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, before quitting to write novels full-time.

Hoyt is the author of the John Denson mysteries, the James Burlane thrillers and numerous other novels of adventure, espionage and suspense. In researching and writing in more than two dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, he has ridden trains across the Soviet Union and riverboats down the Amazon. He now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife Teresita, formerly of Cebu City, Philippines and his daughter Teresa. He has a daughter, Laura, from a previous marriage.

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