Author: Pendelton C. Wallace
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Bikini Baristas is a tale of two scofflaws.
Dick Randall is the owner of a chain of bikini barista stands in the Seattle area. Clayton Johnson-White is a teenage kid who thinks he’s smarter than the rest of the world.
The story begins when Dick’s pickup truck is discovered burned-out in the California desert. What happened to him? Did he fake his death to escape his sleazy past or did the past catch up with him?
To get away from his trailer-trash life, Clayton drops out of school and runs away into the woods of Camano Island. He breaks into vacation homes and steals what he needs.
Private detective Catrina Flaherty is hired by Dick’s wife to find out how he disappeared. When she and her partner, Ted Higuera, start turning over stones, some shocking things come crawling out.
Ted’s best friend, Chris Hardwick, has his first case as a grownup lawyer. He is assigned the Clayton Johnson-White file. He expects to do a quick plea-bargain and get on with his life. Instead, he finds Clayton has evolved into a professional criminal who teaches himself to fly, steals airplanes and goes on a nationwide crime spree. Chris, Ted and Cat are intertwined on a case that takes on international proportions.
What do these two cases have in common? In the end, they come together with the force of two colliding freight trains.
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About the Author:
If Chevy Chase had played Indiana Jones, he would be Penn Wallace. Penn has a thirst for adventure, but nothing ever seems to go exactly as planned.
In the spring of 2010 he lost the love of his life, his wife Connie, to Ovarian cancer. Ten years of living with cancer changed Penn’s priorities. He learned that you can’t live for tomorrow. You must live your dreams today, you never know if tomorrow will come.
To this end, he set sail in the summer of 2012 for for the warm blue waters of Baja California in his 56-foot sailboat, the Victory.
Penn is a confirmed dog curmudgeon. By a strange twist of fate, he lives on his boat with a one hundred seventy pound Great Dane, Odin, and his owner, Dawn. He currently lives on the Victory in San Diego, but you never know where he will drop anchor next.
As always, he’s working on the next book.
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