Apparent Wind

Apparent Wind Dennis Doom Lewis is a small time conman who paid a big price a five year prison sentence for forging a novel by Eleanor Roosevelt that became an international bestseller He gets an early release to a

  • Title: Apparent Wind
  • Author: Dallas Murphy
  • ISBN: 9781941298145
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dennis Doom Lewis is a small time conman who paid a big price a five year prison sentence for forging a novel by Eleanor Roosevelt that became an international bestseller He gets an early release to attend his crooked father s funerald discovers that he s inherited a sailboat and a Florida town that s sinking into the sea But the town is on prime real estate thatDennis Doom Lewis is a small time conman who paid a big price a five year prison sentence for forging a novel by Eleanor Roosevelt that became an international bestseller He gets an early release to attend his crooked father s funerald discovers that he s inherited a sailboat and a Florida town that s sinking into the sea But the town is on prime real estate that two warring developers want badly enough to have already killed his father for and will go to outrageous lengths to snatch away from him Dodging bombs, corrupt cops, and crazed killers, Doom teams up with a Nyquil chugging history professor, two documentary film makers named Anne, and a drop dead sexy scuba instructor and her Seminole grandmother in an elaborate plot to swindle the swindlers and save himself from fatally living up to his nick name.

    One thought on “Apparent Wind”

    1. ActionThe story had lots of characters but was easy to follow. The participants covered a lot of ground in a short time.

    2. Not my usual reads This book is not the type I usually read but was looking for something different. Seemed slow start but picked up a few chapters into the book.

    3. Based on what I’ve read, I have Dallas Murphy pictured as a bon vivant with predilection for the intricacies of sailing, a humorous outlook towards violence, and a fondness for whacky people. His “Apparent Wind, “encompasses all of the above with lucid writing that’s refreshing. Of course he could also be malevolent and darkly honed into an instrument of fury, byproducts also found in the book. I don’t know him that well.“Apparent Wind” is another comical mystery based in Florida. [...]

    4. Forging a best-selling book by Eleanor Roosevelt will get you a prison sentence as Dennis “Doom” Lewis soon found out. He spent five years in prison only receiving an early release to attend the funeral of his crook-father. Doom learned he had inherited his father’s sailboat and a town in Florida that was sinking. Even though the land is sinking it is prime real estate and two unscrupulous developers want it badly enough to kill…AGAIN, as they have already killed Doom’s father and they [...]

    5. Apparent Wind is an outlandish romp through southern Florida. Dennis "Doom" Lewis is a con man easily talked into doing crazy projects (i.e. writing a novel promoted as being by Eleanor Roosevelt, and spending 5 years in prison when his cohorts took off and left him holding the bag.) His father has died and he has inherited a sailboat and piece of land in Florida that is sinking into the sea. When he arrives in Florida, it quickly becomes clear that others have their eyes on his land and are wor [...]

    6. This book is more caper novel than pure mystery. It’s also very Carl Hiaasen-esque in Murphy’s voice, oddball characters, and screwy events.It wasn’t laugh out loud funny the way some Hiaasen books (Stormy Weather for one) are but it did have its funny moments.Several names starting with D (Denny, Donny, Duncan), made keeping the characters straight a little difficult over the course of the story. When I encountered one, I had to stop for a second to recall which one I was reading about.Th [...]

    7. Pure entertainment, descriptive creative writing though some departure from facts which has no impact on the story. Characters from convicts to con men with a full complement of thugs to implement the devious deeds, a corrupt sheriff and of course the requisite female love interest who will become the damsel in distress. Knowing full well this is fiction yet it never cease to amaze me of the scheming of those who seek to gain by deception. Even if it is fiction the writer had the creativity to c [...]

    8. This is a classic Florida mystery. We have folks fighting over worthless land, family fueds, a never ending cast of extreme weirdos and storylines that just won't quit. To hold it all together we have a wonderful, low key protagonist in Doom Landis, a truly engaging character who is the glue in this whole sticky situation. If you are a fan of Hiaasen, Dorsey or any of the other classic Florida mystery guys you should give this one a try.

    9. A fun book to read - It is entertaining and exciting with outrageous characters and vivid descriptions. I enjoyed every word, and got very caught up in the action. It is easy to read, but very difficult to put down. There are many twists and surprises on the way to a satisfying ending. Don't miss this one.

    10. Apparent WindApparent Wind by Dallas Murphy is fun but fierce. Criminal types abound and goofy, funny shenanigans are plentiful, as well. Offsetting the humor are some fierce and bloody events and some funny and sad psychological moments. Very engaging and very entertaining.

    11. Too muchNumerous but too complex for me. I gave up about half way through when I had completely lost track of the story and many of the characters. Great descriptions of surroundings and atmosphere.

    12. Very strange book with lots of characters. There was so much going on that it was difficult to remember who was who and who were the bad guys and who the good guys. Interesting conclusion but still very confusing

    13. Very well writtenNot the most uplifting read, but exceptionally well penned. An unlikely cast of characters and improbable circumstances creates an an emotional saga of love, betrayal and the dark side of human nature.

    14. Not up to comparison to Carl HiassenAlthough populated with curious characters, the plot was forced and the ending fizzled out. I feel 3stars are very generous but will not move on to further escapades of Doom.

    15. This book had a large cast of colorful characters, a convoluted plot, and a lot of wit going for it. It reminds you of Carl Hiassen in story and setting. The ending was not very satisfying for this sailor, though, and I had a hard time connecting with it.

    16. A funny/sad novelIt was certainly a different read, than what was expected. There was believable and beyond believable. There laugh out loud funny and sadness. Strange

    17. A long slog!A long, unrealistic, sometimes humorous, to do about mostly nothing. In short, Apparent Wind was a lot of hot air.

    18. Real Florida Keys MysteryThe type of story that FL Key folklore is made of. Not your tourist adventure in vacation land, but Good Ole Boy politics.

    19. What a read.A lot of action in this story line. Couldn't help loving all these characters and how they interacted in each other's lives.

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