Flamingo Lane (Paperback)
A Novel of Southern Noir
Amberjack Publishing, 9781948705073, 224pp.
Publication Date: February 12, 2019
Chance is a hitman with hippie roots and deep emotional wounds, disillusioned by life and stung by love—and his next target is the woman who rejected him. But taking on such a job is not without complications. As he closes in on his victim, Chance struggles to rediscover the competitive edge that normally makes him so deadly.
Faye Lindstrom escaped a life of captivity and addiction in Quintana Roo, but she can’t flee the woman she has become. For now, she holes up in a house in Crooked River owned by an old friend, the reclusive novelist William Dieter. But that safe haven will only last until the end of the summer, assuming that the violence in her past doesn’t catch up to her first.
For lovers of Southern noir, Flamingo Lane is a gritty cat-and-mouse pursuit that launches from an island off the Yucatan Peninsula through the cornfields of Indiana to a small town on the Florida panhandle. A standalone sequel, Flamingo Lane ventures even further into the haunted territories of revenge and redemption first chronicled in Fever Tree.
About the Author
Tim Applegate’s poems, essays, and short fiction appear in the Florida Review, the South Dakota Review and elsewhere. He is also the author of several poetry collections, including At the End of Day (Traprock Books) and Blueprints (Turnstone Books of Oregon). He lives in the foothills of the coastal range of western Oregon.