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Off the Chart (Thorn, Bk 8)
Off the Chart - Thorn, Bk 8
Author: James W. Hall
ISBN-13: 9780312997236
ISBN-10: 031299723X
Publication Date: 8/31/2004
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Off the Chart (Thorn, Bk 8) on + 26 more book reviews
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Excellent drama off the Florida Keys...crime and fly fishing...ahh what a way to waste time...
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Hall (Blackwater Sound; Buzz Cut; etc.) once again sweeps the sand, surf and swamps of Key Largo, in a hyperdramatic mystery featuring sensitive tough-guy Thorn and his live-in girlfriend, Alexandra Rafferty. Hall sums up the plot nicely at the beginning of the book: "Lunacy and violence. Pirates, pirates, pirates." Thorn's long-ago fling with a beautiful woman named Anne Joy comes back to haunt him years later when Anne's brother, Vic Joy, a modern-day pirate along the Gulf Coast, decides he needs to add Thorn's five-acre property to his ill-gotten business and real estate empire. Anne and Vic are the damaged products of a dirt-poor Kentucky upbringing overseen by a smalltime dope-dealing father and a deranged mother with an all-consuming passion for pirates. Thorn refuses to sell to Vic, triggering a complicated coercion scheme that eventually includes the kidnapping of the nine-year-old daughter of Thorn's best friend. The local body count builds until Thorn is in an all-out battle against the deranged Vic, with a complement of U.S. helicopters and a small army of cutthroat international pirates. Hall's crisp writing, plus the ticking-clock suspense of the child-in-peril subplot and amusing secondary characters like Alexandra's dotty dad make this an exhilarating addition to the series.
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reviewed Off the Chart (Thorn, Bk 8) on + 3 more book reviews
James W. Hall ranges from Florida Keys to the coast of Central America as Thorn and Alexandra Collins face a brutal killer and kidnapper.
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A Doc Thorn mystery: A woman from his past is in trouble, and a local badman wants Thorn's land.
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I have not read this book-got it in a box of books at a yard sale.