Steven M. Forman
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Eddie Perlmutter is capable of fighting with fearless frenzy, but only does so to defend the defenseless. Eddie’s career as a much-honored Boston cop has come to an end. At sixty, he’s still energetic and virile, but decades of harsh New England winters and collaring the pug-uglies of Boston’s underworld have taken their toll—especially on his knees. So what does a lonely, retired cop with arthritic knees do? Head to sunny Florida, of course.
Country-club politics and early-bird specials are a far cry from the street toughs, scuffles, and arrests of his former life. But some things never change. Instead of enjoying a relaxed, laid-back retirement, Eddie quickly discovers the darker side of Boca Raton’s endless sun and palm trees, where hate crimes, counterfeiting, and worse lurk beneath the deceptively calm surface of cushy retirement communities.
With his no-nonsense crime-fighting skills and roll-with-the punches attitude, Eddie hits Boca Raton like of a Nor’easter from Hell, fast, fresh, and unstoppable. A compulsively readable comic thriller with an egalitarian message that will inspire readers of all ages, Boca Knights will have readers in stitches and keep them on the edge of their seats.
why is it called Boca Heights?舡 舠Don舗t pay any attention to the community names around here,舡 Mike said with a chuckle. 舠There舗s no point at Boca Pointe as far as I know and Boca West is east of Boca Isle, which isn舗t remotely an island. Broken Sound, just down Yamato Road, isn舗t broken as far as I know and I can舗t hear a sound. Can you? Boca Vista doesn舗t have a better view than Boca Green, which isn舗t any greener than St. Andrews, which isn舗t a church. You can舗t hunt at the Woodfield Hunt Club
in Palm Beach,舡 he told me. 舠Everyone arrested on criminal charges in Palm Beach County is supposed to be handled by the main detention center in Palm Beach. They fingerprint, photograph, and house the bad guys for as long as necessary. We can handle the photo and fingerprints here if the detention center is backed up. They have about nine hundred staff there and over three thousand beds. They book over fifty-five thousand people a year.舡 舠Are a lot of those beds filled by Boca criminals?舡 I
with anything,舡 Frank offered. 舠How are you at breaking windows and painting?舡 舠Smart-ass,舡 he said, and hung up. Alicia sat next to me on her sofa. 舠Who was that?舡 舠The Boca chief of police,舡 I told her. 舠What did he want?舡 舠He wanted to know if I had anything to do with the Buford house being vandalized this morning.舡 舠Do you? You left my house at two this morning.舡 舠You were awake?舡 I was surprised. 舠Yes.舡 舠Why didn舗t you say anything?舡 舠I was afraid to ask why you were leaving,舡
persisted. 舠If Hitler were alive today舡舒I raised my voice舒舠people like the Bufords would be the first in line to put Jews in ovens. I舗d just as soon bake them first.舡 She hugged herself. 舠You舗re frightening me, Eddie.舡 She shivered. 舠The Bufords should frighten you.舡 舠I舗m not sure I can condone your actions,舡 she said. I saw a red spot, and it surprised me. Alicia had pushed the wrong button. I got up from the sofa. 舠I舗m not asking you to condone anything,舡 I said as I headed for the door.
us a lot of trouble if we just appeased these bastards, so they舗ll go home.舡 舠You can舗t appease these people,舡 I said. 舠They舗re neo-Nazis. They think Hitler was right.舡 舠I heard that the Anti-Defamation League is sending a representative,舡 someone said hopefully. 舠The Anti-Defamation League won舗t stop Aryan Army,舡 I said. 舠Maybe the Jewish Defense League could slow them down but not the ADL.舡 舠The JDL is too violent,舡 one of the Jews protested. 舠With Aryan Army you can舗t be too violent.