"Cooler Than Blood is...gripping and highly enjoyable... Jake is
at once a classic noir character...a fascinating protagonist."
—ForeWord Clarion Reviews
"Lane delivers a confident, engaging Florida tale with a
cast of intriguing characters. A solid, entertaining mystery."
"Cooler Than Blood is Lane's second outing and there's no sophomore slump here. He evokes the underbelly of West Coast Florida with authority and his protagonist Jake Travis will remind you of another free-lancing Florida PI with whom he shares not only nameage, but attitude, savvy, and physical prowess as well. Every bit as satisfying as a Meyers and Coke at the end of the dock at sunset."
—Les Standiford, author of Water to the Angels
Jenny Spencer is missing after a violent encounter on a beach. Her aunt, Susan Blake, asks wisecracking PI Jake Travis to intervene. Susan and Jake had only spent one dinner together, and both felt and instant attraction. Jake walked away. He was, and is, committed to Kathleen.
As Jake and his partner, Garrett Demarcus, close the circle on finding Jenny, they discover that Kathleen’s past ties to organized crime and Jenny’s life are strangely entwined. They fight a two-front battle to find Jenny and protect Kathleen.
But by protecting Kathleen, will Jake become the type of man she could never love? Does he have a choice?
Also available at Haslam’s, Florida’s largest new and used bookstore