Off the Chart: A Novel (Thorn Mysteries)

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9781559278256: Off the Chart: A Novel (Thorn Mysteries)

Passion and intrigue heat up the Florida Keys as Thorn and Alexandra Rafferty face down a brutal killer bent on destroying everything they hold dear

In the widely acclaimed Blackwater Sound, James W. Hall brought together his two protagonists--the dark, hardbitten Thorn and the feisty Miami cop Alexandra Rafferty. But before Alexandra came into Thorn’s life, there had been Anne Joy, a beautiful woman escaping from her violent past in the languid life of the Florida Keys.

That past includes Anne’s sadistic brother Vic, now a modern-day pirate whose murderous crew is terrorizing the Gulf Coast. Vic is obsessed with his sister and will do whatever it takes to drive Anne’s lovers, past and present, away from her--even murder.

This obsession puts Vic on a collision course with Thorn and everything Thorn values, including the daughter of his 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.

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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.

Off the Chart

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 businessman 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 decides 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.

"The master of suspense...James Hall's prose runs as clean and fast as Gulf Stream waters." --The New York Times Book Review

"Hall raises mystery writing to its rightful place of honor alongside the best of American fiction." --San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author:

James W. Hall is the author of eleven novels, including Blackwater Sound. He lives in Key Largo, Florida, with his wife. John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of Yale’s School of Drama, has appeared in a host of major motion pictures, including Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and The Bourne Supremacy. His television credits include Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing. His critically-acclaimed audiobook narration includes reading for authors such as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others. In reviewing John’s performance in Better by Atul Gawande, published by Macmillan Audio, AudioFile magazine declared, “John Bedford Lloyd's deep, rich voice delivers just the mix we look for in doctors--knowledgeable, authoritarian tones mixed with the warm, comforting style that characterizes a great bedside manner.”

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