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The Road to Key West

Michael Reisig

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In August of 1971, Kansas Stamps and Will Bell set out to become nothing more than commercial divers in the Florida Keys, but adventure, or misadventure, seems to dog them at every turn. They encounter a parade of bizarre characters, from part-time pirates and heartless larcenists, to Voodoo bokors, a wacky Jamaican soothsayer, and a handful of drug smugglers. Adding even more flavor to this Caribbean brew is a complicated romance, a lost Spanish treasure, and a pre antediluvian artifact created by a distant congregation who truly understood the term, “pyramid power.”


Jimmy Buffett should set this tropical tale to music! The best Key West stories can only be writ- ten by those who have lived here, and Reisig expertly captures the steamy, seedy, beautiful allure of the islands. “The Road to Key West” takes readers on a hysterical journey through the humidity and humanity that only exists in the lower latitudes. And much like the Keys in the 1970s, it’s a hell of a trip.
—Mandy Bolen, The Key West Citizen

“The Road To Key West” has all of the energy and adventure of the wild and wacky ‘70’s, and only an author who lived those raucous times at full throttle could deliver it so honestly. It's a hell of a ride, propulsively cinematic in its story-telling—sort of Ken Kesey crossed with Clive Cussler, "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" meets "National Treasure," in a story that will make you laugh and gasp, and yearn for an adventure of your own.
— Ronnie Clemmer, Longbow Motion Picture Productions, Los Angeles

"The Road to Key West" combines the dry cleverness of Lewis Grizzard, the wit of Dave Barry, and Reisig's impeccable sense of timing. It's an action-packed, romantic, charming, hilarious take on the ‘70s and its generation. A must-read!
—John Archibald, Ouachita Life Magazine

"The Road to Key West" may seem full of bizarre twists and wild situations, but it's far closer to the unreality of the Keys in the 1970s than you might think. The islands were a last resort for many, a haven for the kind of outlandish characters Reisig brings to life, and he delivers that image in 3-D. Those who have watched the last of the sun touch an evening sea someplace strange and temperate, and those who have lived a little on the edge once or twice in their lives, can’t help but be drawn into this captivating tale of adventures in paradise.
—Bill Becker, News Director, U.S. 1 Radio in the Florida Keys


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