Jorge E. Goyanes is a Florida business owner since 1999 and runs a successful Goodyear independent dealership in Lake Worth, Florida. He has served as president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County and is currently on its board of advisors. He is also the chairman of HISpac, a political action coalition, and serves on the local advisory council for Aspira of Palm Beach. Jorge was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels in 1993. He writes a weekly car advice column for The Lake Worth Herald and is a political columnist for Arketipo187.com, a news, lifestyle and culture digital magazine. His first published novella, Miami Beat, a fictional mystery involving the adventures of PI Jose Castillo, is available on Amazon.
Miami Moon marks the return of uber sarcastic, classic car restorer and private eye Jose Castillo. A Cuban-American raised and based in Miami, Castillo is a throwback to the days when justice was handled mano a mano. He won't shy away from using his martial arts skills when needed, but he has a moral compass that he strictly adheres to—against conventional thinking and even the law if the need arises. Miami Moon offers a fully-developed cast of characters, which includes the vibrant streets, sights, sounds, and smells of the Magic City itself. Also along for the ride are Castillo's buddy, ally, and tech genius, Jim Gafford, who keeps Jose up on the latest security and surveillance gadgets; and his best friend Nate Devine, a homicide detective with the Miami PD who spends much of his time trying to decide whether to thank Jose for his help or throw him in jail for interfering with an investigation. As in Goyanes' first book, Miami Beat, Castillo peeks under the hood of Miami's seedy underbelly in Miami Moon where he goes up against the Russian Mafia, a ruthless criminal, and a serial killer targeting sex workers on the streets of Miami.
Jose Castillo is a cynical, wise-cracking Cuban-American who restores classic cars. He’s also a private eye whose sarcastic ways sometimes get him into trouble. One day in the process of installing a four-barrel carburetor on a 1965 Mustang, into his shop walks trouble -- in the shape of a mysterious, beautiful woman surrounded by an entourage of goons. Mrs. Santana is the wife of one of Miami’s most well-known, successful and untouchable mobsters and she wants to avail herself of Jose’s services. What starts out as a job mediating a multi-million dollar casino land deal rapidly escalates into a case involving deceit, betrayal, blackmail and even two of Jose’s long estranged relatives. With the help of his fiancée Kat and best friend/police detective Nate, he hopes to untangle the mess quickly so he can enjoy a stiff drink and a fat stogie, but when things get hotter than usual in tropical Miami and a murder is committed, Jose has no choice but to keep his Glock close and his enemies closer. There’s no telling who you can trust when the temperature rises in Miami Beat.