"When Mick Murphy discovers the body of a Cold War female assassin he is draw into a drama that includes a hit man for Boston gangster Whitey Bulger and some semi-retired Cold War agents in search of $20 million in diamonds taken by a rogue agent. The hit man has escaped from witness protection and is hiding with Bulger's millions. Various groups of agents show up in Key West, looking for Murphy because they believe he knows where the agent and diamonds are. No one believes him that they are after the wrong man. He has encounters with his friend Norm and CIA agents, and on the way runs into British, French, Israeli and Russian agents, all searching for the diamonds and not believing Murphy."
Haskins's second Mick Murphy Key West mystery (after 2008's Chasin' the Wind) offers more gunfights than developed characters. On their way to a romantic lunch, journalist Murphy and his sometime girlfriend, attorney Tita Toledo, see Murphy's waterfront friend, Jay Bruehl, fall to his death from the roof of six-story Hotel Key West. Written 2012
When Mick Murphy stops at night on U.S. 1 to assist a teenage girl in distress, his world begins to unravel. Chased by thugs, the girl is traumatized and can’t speak to Murphy. Once at home, his live-in Irish girlfriend Peggy Naughton helps communicate with the teenager. Written 2016
After two suspicious deaths in Key West, Mick Murphy gets caught up in a conspiracy theorist dream. Corrupt Florida politicians, all the way to the governor, land developers and banks are ready to develop the pristine Keys, including Murphy's beloved Key West. Written 2015
A pregnant woman friend of Mick Murphy's is beaten to death. As she lay dying Murphy promises to make the killer face justice. His pursuit takes him and his mismatched eclectic friends to the Ocala National Forest looking for a meth lab run by outlaw bikers. Written 2015
"Chasin' the Wind" nails the colorful and often violent action in both Key West, Florida, and Havana, Cuba. It navigates corruption and small town politics in the southernmost city of the United States. Written 2009
When Mick Murphy discovers the body of a Cold War female assassin he is draw into a drama that includes a hit man for Boston gangster Whitey Bulger and some semi-retired Cold War agents in search of $20 million in diamonds taken by a rogue agent. Written 2011
Because of the destructive ending of Stairway to the Bottom, this sequel begins with Norm telling the story. If you haven't read the earlier book, you should before reading the sequel. Mick Murphy begins telling the story in the book's second part, when the crew returns to Key West. Written 2013