David Berens has traveled up and down the East Coast and has been a tourist at every beach from Key West to Pawleys Island.
Today he calls Knoxville, Tennessee home, but constantly dreams of sun and sand and ocean breezes. He has a beautiful wife, a whip-smart little girl and a rambunctious little boy who remind him daily of why he is alive.
A constant reader of Florida Fiction, Dave has enjoyed the likes of Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey, Randy Wayne White, Laurence Shames, and Elmore Leonard, just to name of few. So, when he decided to create a series of Island Thrillers, he did his best to capture that zany quality so many of these amazing writers use in their work.
Someday, he hopes he’ll be able to enjoy writing his books with a view of the ocean…
David F. Berens
There's a killer on the loose in the sleepy South Carolina island town of Pawleys Island.
A roguishly handsome yet reluctant hero and a cast of the most memorable characters you’ll ever meet collide in this zany and raucous tropical thriller by David Berens.
The unostentatious Troy Bodean is the new owner of an outback tea-stained, straw cowboy hat with a colorful peacock plume. He found the unlucky hat in an abandoned aluminum fishing boat and decided the smell of Old Spice and lack of an owner made it his for the taking. Little did he know there was a misplaced cashier's check hidden inside.
Unbeknownst to our hero, he'd attracted a whole bevy of killers out to kill him on his head along with the hat. From Daisy Mae and Ellie Mae Gallup, the mothers of Troy's alleged love child, to the bumbling New Zealander assassins, Darren The Body McGlashen and Man'Ti, to the most Böhring, yet shady mill CEO in the business... they all have one thing on their minds—get that hat.
And Troy has no idea why. Laugh, ache, and groan as the chase for Troy and his hat lead him on the wildest ride on and around Pawleys Island, South Carolina in history. Who knows where it will all end?