Trapped In Paradise With No Way Out

When you can’t avoid pirates, joining them is the only option. So it is for residents of South Tampa during this Saturday’s Gasparilla PirateFest. You think not? Check out this crowd during the much smaller Children’s Parade and imagine how many more will be there awaiting the arrival of the pirate ship Jose Gaspar:

Gasparilla Crowd

Gasparilla Crowd

You’ve never heard of Jose Gaspar or his ship? Here’s what it looks like:

Jose Gaspar Invading

Jose Gaspar Invading

Throngs of people flooding our normally quiet historic neighborhood streets bring with them an energy otherwise absent. Which is okay. They leave their inhibitions outside the neighborhood limits, which is not okay. Ye Mystic Krewe, the Rough Riders, Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O’Malley, The Knights of Sant’Yago and more than 50 Krewes have failed to subdue the landlubbers for more than 100 years. No reason to believe they’ll be more successful this time, right? Sometimes, it seems as if they’re not really trying…..

Why, surely someone could be killed, right? We might not even notice. At least, not right away if the dastardly deed was done under cover of darkness like this:

Gasparilla After Dark

Gasparilla After Dark

How could a writer possibly resist this? I couldn’t. I hope you won’t be able to resist the read, either. Especially now that Secret Justice is available in paperback.

For Willa Carson and her husband, George, that Gasparilla PirateFest Saturday, there was, quite literally, no way out of paradise and precious little justice applied to the rowdy revelers.  This much everyone expected.

What was unexpected? Two men, one woman, old love and fresh heartache. A recipe for disaster with no way out. Except, perhaps, the Secret Justice of murder.

Secret Justice_cover

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