When newspaperman Jim Locke's estranged sister, a wealthy actress, is murdered, the police name him as their primary suspect. The lead detective on the case, Michael Boyle, has a shady reputation and appears willing to do anything to prove Jim guilty. Determined to clear his name, Jim soon discovers evidence connecting his sister and several other murdered actresses to Doctor Henry Greeley. Greeley is a war hero and a respected psychiatrist who is obsessed with Ernest Hemingway. Despite the help of an ex-bootlegger gone legit, an old girlfriend turned lawyer, and a young singer looking for a break, things go from bad to worse when the only cop who believes he's incent, is murdered. When Jim learns that Greeley is on his way to Key West, he suspects the doctor is going to kill Hemingway. With Boyle on his trail, Jim heads to the Keys to confront Greeley. He arrives in plenty of time to save Hemingway, but with a major hurricane on its way, he wonders if he'll have time to prove his incence and save himself.
In September of 2003 Mike and his wife, Mary, moved aboard their 36-foot sailboat, Rough Draft. It was their intention to take the boat south from Minnesota to warmer climates where Mike would write a novel. They sailed the boat through the inland river system from Minnesota to Mobile, Alabama where they lived for two years. They also spent three months living in Key West. Currently, the boat is docked in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In 2011 Mike and Mary will sail Rough Draft to the Caribbean where they plan to drift until it is no longer fun. In his time living on the boat Mike has completed three novels. The first two books, The Storm Killer, a historical thriller, and Key Lime Blues, a Key West thriller, are now available at Amazon. The third book, Dog River Blues, will be available in early 2011.