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Eskimo Hunts in Miami
by Stefan Kanfer
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Stone Thread, 2013 (2013)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The second installment in the Eskimo Hunts series, this latest thriller finds ex-SEAL Jordan Gulok in Florida for a little R & R. Naturally the Inuit tribe member, who is a long, long, long way from home, has a nose for trouble and even on vacation he is able to get himself into a rather precarious situation. In this case Jordan stumbles upon a plot to unseat the Castro government in Cuba.

Since he is still working for the government in an informal capacity, Jordan tries to convince his handler in the Pentagon, Admiral Benjamin, that he is on to something the feds should be interested in. Alas, the Admiral isn't interested. 'Let me give you two words: budget cuts,' he responds. 'The SEALS are not exempt. We're going to be as lean and mean as the other services.'

Forced to go it alone, the curious Eskimo enlists some members of Miami's Haitian community to dig a little deeper to see what is going on and if there is a serious re-enactment of the Bay of Pigs in the offing. Is there? Yup!

With some serious money and a deadly coterie of organizers, the group dubbed 417 will brook no interference in their plans to retake their homeland. The sparks will fly when Jordan gets too close and tries to throw a monkey wrench into their operation but that's what usually happens when the man simply known as the Eskimo gets involved in a situation.

I have to wonder why this series isn't being handled by a major publisher because Stefan Kanfer is as good as any of the other thriller authors in their literary stables. Not only has the New York writer created a credible character with a fascinating past but his plots are also equally intriguing and original. This series is a hidden gem and you'll be doing yourself a favor if you begin reading it now before you have too much catching up to do. The third installment, The Eskimo Hunts in the Twin Cities, is already on the way so you better get going!

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