Before Thorn fell in love with crime scene photographer Alexandra Rafferty, he was involved with Anne Joy, a beautiful woman who abandoned a violent life to forge a new, happier one in the Florida Keys. But her past includes her sadistic brother Vic, now a wealthy rogue business man who specializes in the hijacking of pleasure boats and who delights in cruelly murdering their owners. Vic is obsessed by his sister and will do whatever it takes to drive his sister’s lovers away – even murder. When Vic decided that he must possess the land on which Thorn’s beloved home is built, nothing will stand in his way – not even the life of a little girl, the daughter of Thorn’s closest friend.
From the lushness of the Florida Keys to a nightmare climax on the tropical coast of Central America, OFF THE CHART is vintage James W. Hall. Passion and intrigue heat up the Florida Keys as Thorn and Alexandra Collins – returning from the highly acclaimed BLACKWATER SOUND – face down a brutal killer who has kidnapped the daughter of Thorn’s best friend.