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Before his death, Larry Bianchi’s father told the cautionary tale of a legendary sword held by a single horsehair. A horse figurine hanging on a chain around Larry’s neck reminded him of a warning, “Temptation comes in many forms, and most of it leads to abuse of power.” Not even good boys are immune to its corrosive effects.
Embodied by the lure of a childhood dream and the sensual wiles of a dangerous woman, temptation leads Larry to his own Damocles. In its modern form as a racehorse, Damocles holds authority over family empires. An all-consuming obsession to find this perfect stallion at any cost, draws Larry into a path promising riches and acclaim. As he sells his soul to the heartless world of organized crime to achieve his greatest desire, corruption and betrayal hang above him like the mythical sword, threatening everything he holds dear.
Families are like thoroughbred racehorses. They depend on a coherent link to the past to know their bloodlines. Larry’s longing for a horse named after the mythical sword, tests the bonds of family, friendship, and his love for his childhood sweetheart, Marissa Verde. Follow Larry’s journey from childhood dreams to entanglements in ruthless games of high-stakes horse racing and mafia greed. Will he remember the warning of a distant past before it’s too late?
Florida Heat by Geoffrey Moehl II, is an unfiltered look at the dark underbelly of a time-honored sport ruled by speed, stamina and the desire to win at any cost.