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Publication Order of Jake Sullivan Books

Come Monday (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Havana Daydreamin' (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pirate Looks At Forty (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Particular Harbour (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of a Son of a Sailor (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jamaica Mistaica (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Went To Paris (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The Jake Sullivan series is a series of exciting and interesting books written by the world famous American novelist named Chip Bell. This intriguing series is comprised of 9 books in total, which were published between 2011 and 2016. Each and every book in the series depicts the chief protagonist in the form of Jake Sullivan, who is described by author Bell as a chief prosecuting attorney. Author Bell has set the central theme of all the books revolving around the life of Jake Sullivan and the criminal cases that he takes up as a lawyer. An initial novel published in this mystery series featuring Jake Sullivan the lead character is titled as ‘Havana Daydreaming’. The Word Association publishers released this book in the year 2012. Author Bell has set the plot during the summer season of the year 1958, which features the main characters such as Meyer Lansky, Jake Sullivan, American President Jordan Fletcher, Paula Cortez, Mike Lang, Manuel Ortega, Silvio Caroselli, etc. In the opening scene, it is the summer of the year 1958. Meyer Lansky, who is introduced as the accountant of the mob in the Caribbean, is said to own a gambling empire by laundering the mob’s money. When the Caribbean mob comes to know about it, they come down at his gambling club and throw its crown into the ocean of Havana, the Monte Carlo in the Caribbean. Castro comes out of the mountains and visits the club with a mission. He makes sure that Batista’s life is cut short with his gun and along with that his patronage of Meyer Lansky as well as his cronies. It was known to all that Meyer Lansky had shifted hundreds of millions of the mob’s money out of Cuba. And it was this money that he used to set up his own empire. He eventually dies in the year 1983, but at the time of his death, the net worth of his estate is reported to be valued at only 60 thousand dollars and that too, in cash. Everyone wondered from the government agencies to the criminal minds wondered where all his money went after his death?

On the other hand, it is shown is present day that President Fletcher has entered into a historical treaty between Cuba and the United States. And with its ratification, President Fletcher begins to encourage the entrepreneurs of America to expand their businesses on the island. At this point of time, the mobs enter once again to play spoilsport. Each group tries to take advantage of the mob-free situation of Cuba. They seemed to have come with the revived dream of having a criminal enterprise sanctioned by the government. Among them, two major mob groups try to become the Havana Mob and each of them know very well that in order to do so, they have to find the missing millions of Meyer Lansky. One of the mob groups is led by a mysterious person named Le Lisiado. He takes an offensive step in desperation and kidnaps the liason of President Fletcher for the new government of Cuba, named Paula Cortez. Later, it is learned that Paula is the love interest of Mike Lang, due to which he rushes to Havana to save her. But instead, Le Lisiado threatens Mike Lang with Paula’s murder and blackmails him to find the lost millions of Meyer Lansky. Mike seems very much desperate for help and eventually calls his best friend named Jake Sullivan for help. Both Jake and Mike get added help of the Chief of the new Havana Police named Manuel Ortega as well as from one of the former employees of Lansky named Silvio Caroselli. All of them set off to track the clues through each and every lead that they get. They race against time to find the treasure so as to save the life of Paula Cortez. On the whole, the novel takes the readers on a treasure hunt having enough twists and turns. This intriguing treasure hunt began in the 1950s Havana and continues till the present time, leading Jake Sullivan and Mike Lang to a number of dangerous situations. But, they manage to come out safely from each one of them and eventually save Paula Cortez as well.

One of the other well appreciated books in the series is titled as ‘One Particular Harbor’. This particular book was published in 2014 and is set in the Virgin Islands. The novel begins by showing Jake Sullivan as going on a working vacation to the Virgin Islands. Jake appears to be very much excited and looks forward to a joyful vacation. But, nothing in his life turns out what it seems initially and Jake seems to know it very well. When he indulges in a mysterious meeting during the night time, it leads to a morning full of nightmares. In the events that follow, Jake gets arrested in connection with a prominent businessman’s murder. But, Jake believes that he is being made an object of a secret conspiracy in order to take away everything from him. The case continues to build up against him and he seems unable to do anything about it. When his best friend, Mike Lang comes to help him out, he finds through his investigation that Jake is about to get transferred to a prison located on an island. Once he goes there, he won’t be able to return back. As Mike knows this fact very well, he tries to help him escape from the prison. He takes the help from some people on the island who are specialists in doing so. After escaping, Jake Sullivan begins to look for clues along with Mike Lang. The two get labeled as fugitives in their attempt to find the truth behind the businessman’s murder. As they continue their search on various nearby islands, they get pursued by some corrupt politicians and policemen as well as an international crime boss. Mike and Jake are chased by hit men wherever they go. But, nothing could stop them from attempting to find the answers as to why they are getting framed and who is responsible for all this. Through the intriguing plot shown in the novel, the readers are taken on a whirlwind voyage in and around the paradise of islands. The climax takes place on one particular island harbor where the present and past lives of Jake come together to decide his fate.

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