The rugged Florida troubleshooter Thorn is back in another high-tension story of crime, love, and revenge, described by the Chicago Tribune as “wry, vivid, wonderful. . . . A first-rate thriller!”
In an exotic blue-water locale where greed and criminality thrive, the mysterious disappearance of Thorn’s boyhood friend Gaeton Richards, an FBI agent, entangles Thorn in a web of violence and intrigue that takes him from seamy local bars to glittering ocean villas. Then, when Gaeton’s beautiful sister becomes Thorn’s lover, he finds himself facing a jealous lunatic stalking her, a rogue government agent involved in a murderous scam, and an unforgettable underworld of petty crooks, amoral hired guns, and dangerous losers.
A terrific read with a gritty and tangible sense of place, a hero who’s a cross between Davy Crockett and Philip Marlowe, and a lyrical, almost poetic touch in scenes both sexual and violent. — Orlando Sentinel
Explosive . . . suspenseful . . . action galore. — Worcester Telegram & Gazette
James Hall’s writing is astringent, penetrating, and unfailingly gripping. — Dean Koontz
James W. Hall’s lyrical passion for the Florida keys, his spare language and unusual images haunt us long after the story has faded. — New York Times Book Review
Menacing . . . brilliantly written!” — USA Today
Provocative and suspenseful . . . a worthy and brilliant successor to Under Cover of Daylight. — Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger