Blackwater Sound: A Novel

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages

The Braswell family had everything people would kill for: money, looks, power. But their eldest son, the family's shining light, died in a bizarre fishing accident. And when he disappeared-hauled into the depths by the giant marlin he had been fighting-he took with him a secret so corrupt that it could destroy the Braswells.

Ten years later, a huge airliner crashes in the steamy shallows off the Florida coast, killing all aboard. Helping pull bodies 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. The terrorist potential is huge. How are the secretive Braswells and their family-owned company, MicroDyne, involved? And what does it have to do with the family's obsessive hunt for the great marlin that killed their golden boy?

With the Braswells, James W. Hall introduces one of the most evil and dysfunctional families in the history of fiction. And, along with Thorn, he brings back favorite characters from his earlier books, including Alexandra Rafferty and her father, Lawton Collins, a retired and increasingly dotty former police investigator whose methods of investigation result in his kidnapping. A story that bristles with all the heat and tension of a tropical Florida summer, Blackwater Sound is destined to rank among the greatest suspense thrillers of the new decade.

 

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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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More spirited apocalyptic escapism pitting Thorn, the hero lesser mortals disapprovingly describe as "some kind of amateur vigilante," against a hideously dysfunctional South Florida family.Every ... Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
ONE
15
TWO
27
THREE
40
FOUR
55
FIVE
65
SIX
81
SEVEN
94
SIXTEEN
198
SEVENTEEN
204
EIGHTEEN
214
NINETEEN
222
TWENTY
229
TWENTYONE
243
TWENTYTWO
253
TWENTYTHREE
267

EIGHT
103
NINE
116
TEN
126
ELEVEN
139
TWELVE
147
THIRTEEN
160
FOURTEEN
172
FIFTEEN
183
TWENTYFOUR
274
TWENTYFIVE
281
TWENTYSIX
291
TWENTYSEVEN
302
TWENTYEIGHT
307
TWENTYNINE
315
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About the author (2010)

James W. Hall lives on the edge of Blackwater Sound in Key Largo, Florida, with his wife, Evelyn, and his dogs, Travis and Sofie.

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