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Hometown:
From Randolph, MA originally, now call Hamburg, NY home
About Me:
I am a writer in the mystery/suspense genre, specializing in stories with a private detective as the main character. I am here to learn, to grow, and to deveop my writing.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Critic
Website:
http://www.ronaldwadams.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Robert B. Parker, Raymond Chandler, Joseph Wambaugh, Janet Evanovich, Thomas Harris, Patricia Cornwell, Stephen King, Jimmy Buffett, Robert Ludlum's Bourne series.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Major League, The Natural, Braveheart, Spenser: For Hire, The Rockford Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Bourne movies featuring Matt Damon, NUMB3RS, and SportsCenter. Also a fan of offbeat mysteries like SE7EN, Identity, and Mr. Brooks.

Key Lime Squeeze Ronald Adams
ISBN: 9781897540077
Enspiren Press
Reviewed By Sylvia Griffin

Official Apex Reviews Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars


The typical way the story goes is: boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy marries girl, boy spends the rest of his life to make girl happy…

In the case of Key Lime Squeeze, add to all that the following: girl is a mafia princess, boy joins the criminal enterprises of girl's family, boy steals from girl's family, boy soon flees for his life with killer hit men in tow…

With equal parts suspense, drama, and wit, Ronald Adams has crafted a superb crime thriller in Key Lime Squeeze. Tight action coupled with pointed dialogue & colorful characters make this story an enjoyable, fast-paced read with many surprising twists along the way.

Robert Boothby, a milquetoast insurance executive, has the great fortune of marrying the alluring, seductive Angela Cantolino. Unfortunately for him, her beauty (and every other part of her) comes with a considerable price – one that Robert soon finds too high to pay. So, her turns to cyberspace in search of true love and affection, where he meets a mysterious stranger who soon has him so enraptured that he decides to leave Angela and his mundane life behind. So convinced of the bliss that awaits him, he makes off with over a million dollars of ill-gotten funds that he's secretly pilfered from Angela's crime family – who, ironically, was stealing it from Robert's own company with his help.

Thus enters Joe Banks, famed private investigator, who is recruited by the Cantolino family to pursue Robert and recover the stolen funds. Accompanying him is the Cantolinos' trusted enforcer, Solomon, who tags along for good measure to ensure that the job is done – and done well. What Joe and Solomon don't realize, though, is that the Cantolinos believe in hedging all their bets, and the duo soon encounters more than their fair share of surprises – coming in the form of a host of shady characters – in the heated hunt for Robert. What was once a simple recovery operation soon becomes a tortuous ordeal so dangerous that Joe & Solomon's own lives – not to mention that of Joe's family – are soon caught up in the mix.

Key Lime Squeeze is an action-packed thrill ride that renders the term "page-turner" an understatement. Adams is a gifted storyteller whose penchant for detail enlivens each plot twist with just the right amount of suspense and intrigue. Also, his biting sense of humor shines through as the perfect counterweight to the dramatic tension framing each chapter with effortless subtlety.

The second installment in the Joe Banks Series, Key Lime Squeeze is an exciting addition to the world of suspense thrillers. Perfect for new and old fans alike.

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For those that don’t know me, and those that are getting to know me, my family is the one thing in my life that means everything. Of course, my wife and kids are precious, but my extended family is the source of who I am and how I look at life in general. My Uncle Bob, my Dad’s brother, recently sent me an Email and link I would like to share with everyone. As a "day job", I am a physical therapist in a nursing home. I am honored and priveleged everyday to work with some of the finest… Continue

Posted on March 13, 2008 at 1:03pm

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At 8:20pm on July 22, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Ron, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 1:28pm on April 8, 2008, Ron Adams said…
Just wanted to announce the launching of my new website, www.ronaldwadams.com, and invite all the talent here at Crimespace to take a look and let me know what you think
At 2:44pm on April 5, 2008, Ron Adams said…
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/VoicesAndVibes/2008/04/03/Author-Ronald-W-Adams

This is a link to listen to my Blogtalk radio interview on the "Voices and Vibes" program. It was a lot of fun to do and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
At 2:28pm on April 5, 2008, Ron Adams said…
Hey, you can never have too many friends, Jack!

Ron
At 2:18pm on April 5, 2008, JackBludis said…
I see I'm already a friend here. How did I miss it?

Jack
At 3:56am on January 20, 2008, Neil White said…
Just a message from a Red Sox fan over here in England.

Saw a 10th innings win against Oakland back in '93, and after that travelled to the States every year to see them (excluding '94, for strike reasons), until 2002, when a growing family curtailed my habit. Had some great trips to Fenway, and on the road. Was in the bleachers when Carl Everett "headbutted" the homeplate empire (4 fan ejections - it was like being back in England at a football game!), and was then at Baltimore a few days later when Nomar was still batting .400 in July. Was at Kansas City when Saberhagen returned. Had some great fun, and back then you could still get tickets along the first baseline just by making a telephone call. Now, it looks like $200 dollar ebay auctions only.
Still watch online on MLB.com, although as an outsider, I much preferred them when the "curse" was alive an kicking. It doesn't seem right to see them doing so well.
At 1:38pm on January 11, 2008, Kim Smith said…
Hey Ron! Waving from over here >>>> hope you have a great day!!
At 7:01am on January 9, 2008, Eric Stone said…
a baseball fan. Always good to see another baseball fan here. Welcome.
 
 
 

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