OFF THE CHART by James W. Hall: With this one, you may need a scorecard to keep up with the body count. Thorn has a brief fling with Anne Joy, daughter of a Kentucky pirate wannabe family, who has come to the Keys after her parents are murdered in a drug running dispute. Years later her brother Vic, who has become a land pirate of sorts, decides he wants Thorns land and doesnt respond well to Thorns refusal to sell. Vic then proceeds to kidnap the nine-year-old daughter of Thorn's best friend which eventually leads Thorn into all out war against Vic, whose complement of U.S. helicopters and a small army of cutthroat international pirates are not nearly an even match for an enraged Thorn. In addition to pirates on land and sea, murder and mayhem, there are few juicy sex scenes and beautiful descriptions of Key West flora and fauna. What else could you ask for in a book, except perhaps a sequel fairly soon.
Set in the Florida Keys and climaxing on the coast of Central America. One man's fanatic obsession with his sister's love life leads to dire consequencies for anyone connected to her.