Synopses & Reviews
The San Francisco Chronicle says "Hall is one of the finest and literate of thriller writers" and bestselling author Michael Connelly hails James W. Hall as "one of the great stylists writing crime novels today". Hall delivers once again in his newest thriller, "Red Sky At Night", featuring the ever-popular anti-hero, Thorn, now available for the first time in paperback..
When Thorn decides to investigate the brutilization and murder of a dozen dolphins in a Key Largo research center, he is beaten within an inch of his life and left paralyzed from the waist down.
Forced to check into a state-of-the-art pain clinic run by a childhood friend from Key West, Thorn soon discovers some disturbing experiments being run on handicapped Army veterans. Even more disturbing, these experiments are somehow linked to the disappearance of a female DEA agent. As the narrative gains momentum, Thorn begins to realize that his own paralysis is not the accident he thought, but rather the work of an enemy from long ago out to seek his own form of sinister justice. Before he can begin to stop it, Thorn finds himself the target of this man's deadly expermients to cure his own pain.
Written in his hallmark style, James W. Hall wows readers once again with razor sharp plotting, masterful pacing and breathtaking suspense. "Red Sky At Night" is sure to be a paperback bestseller.
In one brutal instant, he lost everything--his freedom, his pride, the woman he loved. What does it take to break a man?
It happens in an instant. A man's life is ripped from the safe harbor he's almost found, hurtled back into the violence he has been running from for years. The man's name is Thorn. While investigating the bizarre slaughter of eleven trained dolphins, Thorn is viciously attacked. Crippled by pain, he is bitter enough to drive his lover away, desperate enough to seek medical miracles at an experimental clinic. There, his old friend, now a doctor, is on the brink of an awesome discovery: a cure for human pain.
Within hours of entering the Key West clinic, Thorn can sense the danger. Patients are isolated. Experiments are spinning wildly out of control. Suddenly Thorn knows just how far his friend will go to find a cure. Now, as a storm of greed and human suffering gathers around him, Thorn is scratching and clawing his way back to a life he almost had, back to the woman he almost married, and to the darkest truth of all: There is some pain that only killing can end.
About the Author
James W. Hall has a B.A. from Eckerd College, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is the bestselling author of Under Cover of Daylight, Tropical Freeze, Bones of Coral, Hard Aground, Mean High Tide, Gone Wild, and Buzz Cut. He has also written four volumes of poetry, including False Statements and The Mating Reflex, and one collection of short stories. He lives with his wife, Evelyn Crovo, in southern Florida.