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Publisher Comments:

Bestselling author and “master of suspense” (The New York Times Book Review) James W. Hall combines the haunting atmosphere of Deliverance with the sheer terror of Cape Fear in his most ambitious thriller to date.

IN THE DEEP, DARK MANGROVE SWAMPS

Wealthy Florida matron Abigail Bates is on a canoe trip down a backwater river when suddenly, from out of nowhere, she is held underwater to drown by a strange and merciless killer…

DANGER LIES BENEATH THE SURFACE

Thorn is aboard a houseboat in Hells Bay when he is confronted by Abigails son and alluring granddaughter. Thorn soon learns that they are his long-lost relatives—and that he is about to inherit a great fortune. Hes also about to find out that being a member of the Bates family comes with a price…

AND A KILLER HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT

As he searches for clues about Abigails murder, Thorns houseboat becomes a precarious island of safety as he and the others find themselves hunted by an invisible enemy. For someone out there knows much more about the Bates familys dark past than Thorn does. Someone who has lived a lifetime in their shadow—and has seen the damage their wealth and influence has caused. Someone who is determined to exact revenge on the family… no matter what the cost.

“A white-knuckle thriller that draws on our deepest fears.”  —Booklist (starred review)

“A thoroughly indulgent and hardy stew of a thriller.”—Miami Herald

Synopsis:

Thorn sets out to solve the murder of a long-lost relative, the wealthy Abigail Bates, but he soon discovers that being a member of the Bates family comes with a deadly price. Martin's Press.

Synopsis:

Wealthy Florida matron Abigail Bates is on a canoe trip down a backwater river when suddenly, from out of nowhere, she is held underwater to drown by a strange and merciless killer…

Thorn is aboard a houseboat in Hells Bay when he is confronted by Abigails son and alluring granddaughter. Thorn soon learns that they are his long-lost relatives—and that he is about to inherit a great fortune. Hes also about to find out that being a member of the Bates family comes with a price…

As he searches for clues about Abigails murder, Thorns houseboat becomes a precarious island of safety as he and the others find themselves hunted by an invisible enemy. For someone out there knows much more about the Bates familys dark past than Thorn does. Someone who has lived a lifetime in their shadow—and has seen the damage their wealth and influence

About the Author

JAMES W. HALL is an Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author whose books have been translated into a dozen languages. He has written four books of poetry, a collection of short fiction, and a collection of essays. This is his fifteenth novel. He and his wife, Evelyn, divide their time between South Florida and North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312944179
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Hall, James W.
Author:
Hall, James W., III
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series:
Thorn Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 8
Publication Date:
20090303
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.69 x 4.27 x 0.905 in

Related Subjects

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Product details 336 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312944179 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thorn sets out to solve the murder of a long-lost relative, the wealthy Abigail Bates, but he soon discovers that being a member of the Bates family comes with a deadly price. Martin's Press.
"Synopsis" by ,

Wealthy Florida matron Abigail Bates is on a canoe trip down a backwater river when suddenly, from out of nowhere, she is held underwater to drown by a strange and merciless killer…

Thorn is aboard a houseboat in Hells Bay when he is confronted by Abigails son and alluring granddaughter. Thorn soon learns that they are his long-lost relatives—and that he is about to inherit a great fortune. Hes also about to find out that being a member of the Bates family comes with a price…

As he searches for clues about Abigails murder, Thorns houseboat becomes a precarious island of safety as he and the others find themselves hunted by an invisible enemy. For someone out there knows much more about the Bates familys dark past than Thorn does. Someone who has lived a lifetime in their shadow—and has seen the damage their wealth and influence

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