Reluctant investigator Thorn returns in a story of modern-day piracy and murder off the coast of Florida from the acclaimed author of Blackwater Sound, hailed by Dennis Lehane as 'the king of Florida noir'. Daniel Salbone, the ruthless scion of the south Florida mob, is building a modern empire of crime and piracy in the world's sea lanes. When a friend's daughter is kidnapped and held hostage, the reluctant Thorn has no choice but to join the hunt for the deadly Salbone. Unless he finds the pirate, the girl will die. But his attempt to free her will set him on a potentially deadly collision course with an old friend: the girl's father.
James Hall was born in Kentucky. He teaches in the Creative Writing Programme at Florida International University in Miami. 'James Hall is the master of suspense, his writing runs as clear and fast as the Gulf Stream waters.' New York Times Book Review