Blackwater Sound

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HarperCollins, 2002 - Aircraft accidents - 339 pages
Action and suspense in the Florida Keys and Bahamas -- in the atmospheric new thriller from the author hailed by Dennis Lehane as 'the king of Florida noir'. The Braswells had everything: money, looks and power. But when their eldest son, the family's shining light, was killed in a freak fishing accident, he took with him a dark secret. Ten years later, in the steamy shallows off the Florida coast, an airliner crashes, killing all aboard. Helping pull corpses from the water, Thorn finds himself drawn into a bizarre conspiracy: someone has developed a high-tech weapon capable of destroying electrical systems in a powerful flash. How are the secretive Braswells and their family-owned company involved? And what does it have to do with the family's obsessive hunt for the great marlin that killed their golden boy? Featuring two of his most popular characters, police photographer Alexandra Rafferty and reluctant investigator Thorn, BLACKWATER SOUND is James Hall's finest thriller yet. Loaded with action and suspense, spiced with humour and featuring some of his most unforgettable villains, it bristles with all the heat and tension of a tropical Florida summer.

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This is my first book by this author. He's a good writer but I might not finish the book. I'm currently in search of good thriller writers I have run out of John D. McDonald and Lee Child books. I've ... Read full review

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Loved this installment in the Thorn series and when I passed it along to the bartender at Nippers on Guana Cay, she gave me a couple free drinks! No library on the island and they love James W. Hall books! Read full review

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About the author (2002)

James W. Hall was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. After graduating from Eckerd College in Florida and earning additional degrees from John Hopkins University and the University of Utah, He began to write poetry. Among his published books of poetry are The Lady from the Dark Green Hills, The Mating Reflex, and False Statements. Following his successful 20-year career as a poet, he decided it was time to switch gears and try his hand at writing fictional crime novels. He published his first novel, Under Cover of Daylight, in 1987. Since then he has written over 15 novels including the Thorn Mysteries series, Bones of Coral, Hard Aground, Rough Draft, and Forests of the Night. Several of his novels have been optioned for film and he has written screenplays for two of those projects. He is a professor of literature and writing at Florida International University.

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