Florida, Mon Amour! by S.T. Mengibar Summary
Carmen and Raquel, multimillionaire and beautiful twins, decide to explore beyond the confines of the Republique de Sacre Cur, a mythical South American country, whose major export is COCAINE! Their wealth derives from its illegal distribution. Marcelino, their father, unwittingly acts as courier for a cartel, secreting into the country a good portion of the profits harvested abroad. His secret and unique M. O. is accidentally revealed to Marcel, an international police agent who decides to relieve the twins father of some of his millions. Marcels boundless greed propels him to scheme criminal plans that include kidnapping and/or trickery, assisted by Brigitte, his wife, and Rolando, a renegade. Once his first stratagem fails, Marcel contrives a strategy to marry the surviving twin. He succeeds but his avarice finally receives its due reward. Customer Reviews from Amazon.com Great writing, January 10, 2006 Reviewer: pollyanna "polly" (Florida) I had the good fortune of having received Florida,mon amour!as a Christmas gift.I was at once intrigued by its peculiar title. The story is fascinating and well-written. Florida,mon amour! has a truly original plot and the congruence of several foreign cultures and languages throughout the novel gives it a global panache. Mr. Mengibar has in effect broken the well-worn mold of the crime fiction and unrequited loves while showing us love in its various forms even the fake kind seasoned with unremitting greed. Florida, mon amour!, December 26, 2005 Reviewer: S. Bell "orange guy" (New York, NY) Florida, mon amour! is defintely not about Florida alone. It is about the United States, Spain, Sounth America, France and England. The convergence of their cultures and languages in this well-knit story gives it a fascinating glow of genuine originality and globality. It is difficult to put it down or to stop turning its pages as one is always expecting to find more titillating scenarios and peculiar situations. Love, death, greed, deception and an approriate denouement makes Florida, mon amour! one of the best novels I have read in recent years. A truly compelling,powerful and well-written story, December 11, 2005 Reviewer: Caribbean empress "Yvonne" (Florida) Florida,mon amour! is uniquely original not only in its plot but also in its development and harrowing denouement. Mr.Mengibar gets one's heart pumping frantically as you eagerly turn each page to see what will happen next. I fell in love with Raquel's rambunctious zest for life and her unfortunate fate, actually saddened me.An avid reader of fiction,I certainly recommend this wonderfully-paced,intriguing novel. You will hardly want to put it down.