Mean high tide

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Delacorte Press, Apr 1, 1994 - Fiction - 371 pages
12 Reviews
Beneath the still blue waters off Key Largo a woman dives into a dazzling array of color. But behind the shimmering schools of fish, somewhere in the shadows of the reef, a death trap awaits. In minutes one life will be expertly, brutally taken, and another plunged into a mean season of fury, obsession, and revenge... His name is Thorn, his world is mangrove islands, open waters, and the ghosts of a too-violent past. Darcy Richards was everything to him. Now, finding her killer is. Wading into a seething mystery, Thorn is catapulted into a nightmare of violence and deception. There lurks a sensual young woman with a hard come-on, an aging former mobster, and a diabolical ex-CIA man. What they all have in common is each other's mad ruthlessness -- and a little red fish that will make some people very rich, and others very dead... From the Paperback edition.

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Review: Mean High Tide (Thorn Mystery #3)

User Review  - Eric Orkin - Goodreads

Maybe the least likely plot line of the four Thorn books I have read. Enjoyed it, but found myself ready to move on before it ended. Read full review

Review: Mean High Tide (Thorn Mystery #3)

User Review  - Jill Black - Goodreads

They keep getting better. I was worried at first, but the more he writes, the better the storylines get. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1994)

A native of Kentucky, James W. Hall has made Florida his home, as well as the setting for his popular suspense thrillers. He obtained his B.A. in Literature from Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd College) in 1969, an M.A. in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University in 1970, and a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Utah in 1973.
For the last 29 years, he has taught literature and creative writing at Florida International University, where his students have included Dennis Lehane, Barbara Parker, and Vicki Hendricks. After publishing four books of poetry-three with the Carnegie-Mellon University Press-and several works of short fiction in such magazines as the Georgia Review and Kenyon Review, Hall began writing crime novels in 1986 with "Under Cover of Daylight,"
His published thrillers include "Under Cover of Daylight" (1987), "Tropical Freeze" (1990), "Bones of Coral" (1992), "Hard Aground" (1993), "Mean High Tide" (1994), "Gone Wild" (1995), "Buzz Cut" (1996), "Red Sky at Night" (1997), "Body Language" (1998), and" Rough Draft" (2000).
He lives on the edge of Blackwater Sound in Key Largo, Florida, with his wife, Evelyn, and his dogs, Travis and Sofie.