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 Provocative and suspenseful . . . a worthy and brilliant successor to Under Cover of Daylight. Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger James Hall's writing is astringent, penetrating, and unfailingly gripping. Dean Koontz Menacing . . . brilliantly written! USA Today 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 Explosive . . . suspenseful . . . action galore. Worcester Telegram & Gazette