Law And Disorder by Heather
Graham is a mystery set in Florida. It blends suspense, romance,
and action. What makes this book standout are the clues spread
throughout the story so that the reader can try to find the
buried treasure along with the characters. For those fans
of the actress who starred in Austin Powers, this is not her.
The story begins with the kidnapping by a group of thugs of
a well-to-do Floridian, Kody Cameron. She is taken to a historical
house and becomes a victim with the rest of the working staff.
Each thug has decided to use the 1930s gangster names as their
alias. Their goal is to have Kody translate a map and find
where the stolen money has been placed. After some time her
instincts lead her to believe it is buried in the Everglades.
What makes matters more intense is that some of the kidnappers
are ruthless, crazy, and unpredictable. Lucky for her, one
of them is Nick Connolly, an FBI agent who has gone undercover.
His decision to follow his own rules makes for many action
Graham has included many historical details about Florida,
which allowed the reader to feel as if they were there. "Florida
is my home and I used very unique properties. The house in
the beginning of the story is loosely based on an Italian
mansion. I also used as inspiration the Biltmore Hotel since
Al Capone stayed there. I drew upon local lore and legend.
I hope the setting was as unique as the characters."
The actual crime in this novel is very intriguing. It is definitely
plot based with the setting a major part of the story.