Hugh Gallant has survived being hit by lightning, throwing himself off a skyscraper, and a divorce from a redheaded woman. He has also won the lottery three times and moved to Thailand, leaving his former life behind. He is known as Mr. Miracle.
Dutch used to be Hugh’s best friend. Together, they concocted a scheme that resulted in a man plummeting thirty-eight floors to his death. Dutch must bring Hugh home or have the murder put squarely on him. But he’s not the only one searching for a Miracle.
The ex-wife has teamed up with a former rapper and a furnace repairman who moonlight as criminals to swindle Hugh. They continually raise the stakes when each plan fails, going from extortion, abduction, to even murder, until they can find some way to make Hugh give up his millions. They learn miracles are hard to come by.
Dutch realizes ‘The Land of Smiles’ isn’t just sandy beaches and bikini clad women, and moonlighting criminals can prove more deadly than full time ones. He needs to decide if he will risk his life to protect Mr. Miracle, bring him to justice, or make a play for the money himself.
Background on Mister Miracle
While we were traveling around Koh Tao, and Thailand for that matter, I knew I wanted to write a story that took place there. But the pieces weren’t fitting.
A little later, I read a story about a guy that robbed a house, then went to sell the stolen wares at a pawn shop, only to find out the owner of the pawn shop owned the very house he robbed! I thought it was a great and unfortunate turn of events, and knew I wanted to include it.
A little after that, I read two other stories. One was about the “luckiest man in the world,” an Australian I believe, who was hit by lightning, then given a scratch ticket while in the hospital. He won on that ticket, then was brought onto the news to recreate the event. While live on air, the guy scratched another winning ticket!
The other story is actually a few different stories about people falling off skyscrapers, only to be blown to safety by gusts of wind.
Combining all those stories, Mister Miracle was born. Then he moved to Thailand and I had a story to take place in the setting I wanted to highlight.
I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.