Thorn Series

Under Cover of DaylightUNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT (THORN SERIES BOOK 1)
In the first Thorn mystery, a troubled soul—Thorn—hunts for the men who killed the woman who raised him
Thorn’s parents died the day he was born, run off the road by a drunk driver on their way back from the hospital. The baby lived, the offender beat the rap, and both men went on with their lives until nineteen years later, when Thorn took revenge—hunting down his parents’ killer and taking his life in a vain attempt to bring back those who had been lost.   Read more…

 

tropicalfreezesmTROPICAL FREEZE (THORN SERIES BOOK 2)
A few months have passed since Thorn tracked down the men who raped and murdered his foster mother—a hunt that left six dead, with Thorn nearly among them. His lover, an attorney worn down by defending the scum of South Florida, has moved out of state, and now Thorn is alone to make a new life from the shambles of the old. But death is not ready to leave him be.
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Mean High Tide by James W. HallMEAN HIGH TIDE (THORN SERIES BOOK 3)
Beneath the still blue waters off  Key Largo a woman dives into a dazzling array of  color. But behind the shimmering schools of fish,  somewhere in the shadows of the reef, a death trap  awaits. In minutes one life will be expertly,  brutally taken, and another plunged into a mean season  of fury, obsession, and revenge… His name is  Thorn, his world is mangrove islands, open waters, and  the ghosts of a too-violent past. Darcy Richards  was everything to him. Now, finding her killer is.
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JAMES HALL ON WRITING MEAN HIGH TIDE

gonewildGONE WILD (THORN SERIES BOOK 4)
Gone Wild brings back Thorn, the haunting, quixotic hero last seen in the best-seller Mean High Tide. (Though he plays only a minor role.)  And in a novel filled with the author’s signatures exotic locales, vise-tightening suspense, steamy sexuality, hypnotic prose–Hall introduces a bold new element: one of the toughest, most complex female characters in modern fiction.
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buzz-cutBUZZ CUT (THORN SERIES BOOK 5)
A brutal hijacker, A missing heiress, And a luxury liner racing toward disaster…In the quiet shallows of the Florida Keys, Thorn has made a home, tying fishing flies and trying to forget the violence of his past. Now Key Largo is his world. He fishes it, breathes it, makes love in it. Until a phone call from Miami changes everything plunging Thorn into the deep waters of madness and revenge…
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redskyatnightRED SKY AT NIGHT (THORN SERIES BOOK 6)
It was truly a crime against innocents.  Eleven dolphins, part of an experiment in healing, are found slaughtered in their saltwater tanks.  When Thorn investigates, he triggers a vicious attack that leaves him paralyzed from the waist down, plagued by unrelenting pain.  Now Thorn, a Florida renegade who has lived a life of fierce freedom, is starting over in a wheelchair, bitter enough to drive his lover away, desperate enough to seek miracles on the fringes of medical science–where his childhood friend, now a doctor, is doing cutting-edge research in a quest for the ultimate painkiller.   Read more…

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BlackwatersmBLACKWATER SOUND (THORN SERIES BOOK 7)
The Braswell family had everything people would kill for: money, looks, power. But their eldest son, the family’s shining light, died in a bizarre fishing accident. And when he disappeared-hauled into the depths by the giant marlin he had been fighting-he took with him a secret so corrupt that it could destroy the Braswells.   Read more…

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offthechartsmOFF THE CHART (THORN SERIES BOOK 8)
Passion and intrigue heat up the Florida Keys as Thorn and Alexandra Rafferty–returning from Blackwater Sound—face down a brutal killer who has kidnapped the daughter of Thorn’s best friend.Before Alexandra came into Thorn’s life, there had been Anne Joy, a beautiful woman who, after escaping the violence of her past, found something like happiness in the languid life of the Florida Keys.   Read more…

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magiccitycoversmMAGIC CITY (THORN SERIES BOOK 9)
A novel based on real events and newly declassified documents, Magic City is to Miami what L.A. Confidential and Chinatown were to Los Angeles.  It evokes a time in our nation’s history when powerful men were willing to do whatever they thought necessary to achieve their goals.A simple black and white photograph taken during the 1964 Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston fight on Miami Beach may hold the key to a horrific, politically-motivated crime forty-two years earlier.   Read more…

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hells-bayHELL’S BAY (THORN SERIES BOOK 10)
Master of suspense James W. Hall’s Hell’s Bay sends Thorn deep into the wilds of South Florida, in a story with all the haunting atmosphere of Deliverance and the sheer terror of Cape Fear.Descended from pioneer stock, the Bateses are an aristocratic Floridian family with vast holdings in real estate and mining. When matriarch Abigail Bates is discovered drowned in the Peace River, a chain of events is set into motion, embroiling Thorn with a family he never knew he had and a fortune he doesn’t necessarily want.   Read more…

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SilencersmSILENCER (THORN SERIES BOOK 11)
Earl Hammond, the wealthy patriarch of a family of ranchers, lies dead, shot just as he was to donate his Coquina Ranch to the state to preserve it from developers.  Spearheading the plan to save this environmental treasure was Thorn, a reluctant heir to a secret family fortune, who now finds himself in terrible danger as well.  A pair of deviant brothers, both contract killers, kidnaps him and drags him to a game preserve, surrounded by herds of exotic and very dangerous animals.  He is entrapped in a sinkhole—a geological dungeon from which there is no escape.   Read more…

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deadlastDEAD LAST (THORN SERIES BOOK 12)
April Moss writes obituaries for the Miami Herald.  Her son, Sawyer, also a writer, has been scripting a cable TV series called “Miami Ops” and has been using his mother’s work as a central element of the show’s storyline.  In “Miami Ops,” a serial killer is using obituaries published in the local paper as a blueprint for selecting his next victims.   Read more…
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going-dark-smGOING DARK (THORN SERIES BOOK 13)
Earth Liberation Front, known as ELF, is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists scattered around the country.  These extremists take a “by any means necessary” approach to defending the planet.  In the last decade ELF has been responsible for close to a hundred million dollars in damage mainly through arson.  The FBI ranks them, along with other eco-radicals, as the number one homegrown terrorist threat.   Read more…

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Big-Finish,-The-thumbnailTHE BIG FINISH (THORN SERIES BOOK 14)
A year ago Thorn’s son, Flynn Moss, disappeared into the eco-underground, his only contact with Thorn a series of postcards chronicling his exploits. But a postcard arrives unlike the others, a call for help, Thorn jumps into action, setting off for North Carolina. But before Thorn arrives, he’s intercepted by a federal agent who informs him he’s too late–Flynn had been acting as an informant for the FBI, and when his traitorous acts were discovered, he was summarily executed.  Read more…

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