Blackwater Sound

Blackwater Sound

by JamesHall (Author)


Compelling action and suspense in the Florida Keys and Bahamas - in the atmospheric new thriller from a writer acclaimed by Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Robert Crais.

The Braswells had everything: money, looks and power. But when their eldest son, the family's shining light, was killed in a freak fishing accident, he took with him a dark secret. Ten years later, in the steamy shallows off the Florida coast, an airliner crashes, killing all aboard. Helping pull corpses 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. How are the secretive Braswells and their family-owned company involved? And what does it have to do with the family's obsessive hunt for the great marlin that killed their golden boy?

Featuring two of his most popular characters, police photographer Alexandra Rafferty and reluctant investigator Thorn, BLACKWATER SOUND is James Hall's finest thriller yet. Loaded with action and suspense, spiced with humour and featuring some of his most unforgettable villains, it bristles with all the heat and tension of a tropical Florida summer.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Edition: New e.
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 03 Feb 2003

ISBN 10: 0007112750
ISBN 13: 9780007112753

Media Reviews

`James Hall has been one of my favourite crime writers for a long time. He's great. This is a bodacious novel: cool and violent, but with an energy that's hard to resist. Top of the class.' Mark Timlin, Independent on Sunday

`James Hall really pulls it all together in Blackwater Sound. If violence can be poetic, Hall has the lyric voice for it. Truly haunting.' New York Times Book Review

`James Hall, the king of Florida noir, delivers across the board with Blackwater Sound. Chock-full of vivid characters, startlingly explosive moments of ultra-violence and seamlessly elegiac prose' DENNIS LEHANE

`Hall has always blazed a unique path through the killing fields of crime fiction. Blackwater Sound is another original and his best yet. With beautiful prose and a heavily muscled story, it moves with the grandeur and unpredictability of a hooked marlin' MICHAEL CONNELLY

`A gorgeous and compelling novel about the merciless predators both in and above the waters of south Florida' ROBERT CRAIS

Author Bio

For the last 28 years, James Hall has taught literature and creative writing at Florida International University. His acclaimed novels include Red Sky at Night, Under Cover of Daylight, Body Language and Rough Draft.

`James Hall is the master of suspense... his writing runs as clear and fast as the Gulf Stream waters.' New York Times Book Review

`James Hall is the master.'