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Something About Me and My Book:
Let there be no doubt about it, Ron Adams loves a good story. As a child growing up around an extended family, he learned to appreciate the stories told by his great grandfather of “the old days” in Boston, of the family histories related by his grandparents. The family genealogy was brought to life by his aunt. And then there was the odd assortment of characters that always seemed to be around his parents home. Priests, cops, bar owners, bikers, Marines, cross country hitchhiking cousins, and even international animal rescue workers all provided their own unique stories, and a base for his imagination. From his great grandfather, he also developed a love of reading, which became a lifelong desire to become a writer.

Ron has taken this varied background and written poetry for his college yearbook, and has published articles based on his experiences in his ‘day job’ as a physical therapist. Based on a lifetime of colorful individuals and a love of the mystery and crime fiction genre, he published his first novel, Lake Effect, in 2003. He is active in several online writing communities, including the Western New York Writers group and Thriller Authors group on, and the Authors Lounge group on

Born and raised in Massachussetts, Ron Adams graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, New York in 1983. He has called Buffalo and the western New York area home for over twenty years. Currently he lives in Hamburg, New York with his wife, Trish, and two children.

In Key Lime Squeeze, mob princess Angela Cantolino-Boothby wants her runaway husband back. So do her brothers, the kingpins of the Cantolino crime family, as well as a host of dubious characters. Buffalo P.I. Joe Banks heads to the Florida Keys to find Robert Boothby, and soon learns that all these people aren’t just missing Robert’s charming personality. Will Banks get caught in the squeeze?


Key Lime Squeeze
Ronald Adams
ISBN: 9781897540077
Enspiren Press
Reviewed By Sylvia Griffin

Official Apex Reviews Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

The typical way the story goes is: boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy marries girl, boy spends the rest of his life to make girl happy…

In the case of Key Lime Squeeze, add to all that the following: girl is a mafia princess, boy joins the criminal enterprises of girl's family, boy steals from girl's family, boy soon flees for his life with killer hit men in tow…

With equal parts suspense, drama, and wit, Ronald Adams has crafted a superb crime thriller in Key Lime Squeeze. Tight action coupled with pointed dialogue & colorful characters make this story an enjoyable, fast-paced read with many surprising twists along the way.

Robert Boothby, a milquetoast insurance executive, has the great fortune of marrying the alluring, seductive Angela Cantolino. Unfortunately for him, her beauty (and every other part of her) comes with a considerable price – one that Robert soon finds too high to pay. So, her turns to cyberspace in search of true love and affection, where he meets a mysterious stranger who soon has him so enraptured that he decides to leave Angela and his mundane life behind. So convinced of the bliss that awaits him, he makes off with over a million dollars of ill-gotten funds that he's secretly pilfered from Angela's crime family – who, ironically, was stealing it from Robert's own company with his help.

Thus enters Joe Banks, famed private investigator, who is recruited by the Cantolino family to pursue Robert and recover the stolen funds. Accompanying him is the Cantolinos' trusted enforcer, Solomon, who tags along for good measure to ensure that the job is done – and done well. What Joe and Solomon don't realize, though, is that the Cantolinos believe in hedging all their bets, and the duo soon encounters more than their fair share of surprises – coming in the form of a host of shady characters – in the heated hunt for Robert. What was once a simple recovery operation soon becomes a tortuous ordeal so dangerous that Joe & Solomon's own lives – not to mention that of Joe's family – are soon caught up in the mix.

Key Lime Squeeze is an action-packed thrill ride that renders the term "page-turner" an understatement. Adams is a gifted storyteller whose penchant for detail enlivens each plot twist with just the right amount of suspense and intrigue. Also, his biting sense of humor shines through as the perfect counterweight to the dramatic tension framing each chapter with effortless subtlety.

The second installment in the Joe Banks Series, Key Lime Squeeze is an exciting addition to the world of suspense thrillers. Perfect for new and old fans alike.

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Everything I Need to Know About Writing I Learned From Spenser

Everything I Need to Know About Writing I Learned From Spenser

(With apologies to Robert Fulghum)

I was saddened to hear of the passing recently of the Grand Master of American Detective Fiction, Robert B. Parker. Parker’s Spenser, and later Jesse Stone, were the inspiration for me to begin my own writing career. Going one step further, I realized that everything I have used in my own writing I learned from absorbing pages and pages of the adventures of Spenser, Hawk, Susan… Continue

Posted on January 23, 2010 at 6:58pm

Welcome to Bawstin - a Guide for Newcomers

Welcome to Bawstin ( Boston)

For those of you who have never been to 'Bawstin', this is a good guideline. I hope you will consider coming to 'Beantown' in the near future. For those who call New England home, this is just plain great!

Information on Boston and the surrounding area:

1. There's no school on School Street, no court on Court Street, no dock on Dock Square, no water on Water Street.

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Back to the old drawing board...

It is with extremely mixed emotions that I have recently ended my association with Enspiren Press. I cannot say enough about the mentorship and freindship offered to me by the company, and specifically Ms. Suzanne James. She taught me more about the publishing business than I had ever known, and for that I am extremely grateful. A very sincere thank you, Suz, for all your help and support.

However, strictly as a business decision, I have opted to pursue another publisher/agent in… Continue

Posted on August 7, 2009 at 10:45am

What Makes a Good Bad Guy

What Makes a Good Bad Guy?

Getting your readers to hate the bad guy is much easier than getting them to sympathize with them. True, you may want to give your villain some redeeming qualities, but if your character does something truly loathsome, your readers will never forget.

Some of the most memorable villains will often cause their victims to suffer in either their body or mind. Think about some of the most notorious bad guys, and you’ll see what I mean. Nurse Ratched… Continue

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 4:59pm

Featuring Author Christine Duncan

Featuring Author Christine Duncan

It is my pleasure to host Christine Duncan, creator of the Kay Berreano mystery series. She has some very interesting and unique insights to share regarding writing that works.

Christine Duncan is an Arvada Colorado mystery writer. She got her start in writing for the Christian market, writing for Sunday School magazines. Her credits include Accent Books and Regular Baptist Press.

Her Colorado based, Kaye Berreano mystery series…

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At 8:09am on December 9, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello Ron. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,


At 1:35am on November 19, 2010, Rosalie Skinner gave Ron Adams a gift
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Just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People, check it out at
At 1:21pm on March 25, 2010, Author Collective said…
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At 10:08pm on September 26, 2008, Tim Dineen said…
Hi the beach pictures. Reminds me of my old stomping grounds, Kaua'i. Best to you.

At 12:57pm on August 30, 2008, Malaika said…
Passing through, hope you well. Wishing you a very nice weekend.
At 11:23am on July 24, 2008, Susan Storm Smith said…
As another from Western NY ... I read your request from Dec 2007 for book reviews ... laughing at the Super Bowl Champions .. but at least we got Hockey? Right? I've been away for over a year and so much can change (smile). Good to meet you!
At 10:01pm on April 6, 2008, Ron Adams said…
It's official, this old dog has learned a thing or two. I wanted to let you know that I have launched my first official website. I will be posting information about new and current books, events, links to some fairly cool websites, and taking comments and questions from friends and fans (hopefully fans, anyway). Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Ron Adams
At 9:45pm on April 4, 2008, Ron Adams said…

This is a link to listen to my Blogtalk radio interview on the "Voices and Vibes" program. It was a lot of fun to do and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Delete Comment

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