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Delacorte Press, 1996 - Fiction - 374 pages
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A Florida cruise ship under siege provides the spellbinding backdrop for the latest novel by the bestselling author of Gone Wild. On board, a mad terrorist threatens to blow up the ship--and a large part of the Florida coastline as well. Thorn, the enigmatic, hard-bitten hero of Hall's Mean High Tide, and his friend Sugarman, must stop the bomber before he redesigns the Southeastern United States.

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User Review  - elliezann - LibraryThing

Thorn is at it again in this fifth story of a man who just wants to lead a quiet life in the Keys tying and selling fish hooks. However, his friend Sugarman has hired on to a cruise ship as security ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A fiendishly clever saboteur goes up against the uninspired defenders of the Fiesta Cruise Lines in the seventh of Hall's increasingly overblown action fantasies. Butler Jack has a passion for ... Read full review


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James W. Hall was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. After graduating from Eckerd College in Florida and earning additional degrees from John Hopkins University and the University of Utah, He began to write poetry. Among his published books of poetry are The Lady from the Dark Green Hills, The Mating Reflex, and False Statements. Following his successful 20-year career as a poet, he decided it was time to switch gears and try his hand at writing fictional crime novels. He published his first novel, Under Cover of Daylight, in 1987. Since then he has written over 15 novels including the Thorn Mysteries series, Bones of Coral, Hard Aground, Rough Draft, and Forests of the Night. Several of his novels have been optioned for film and he has written screenplays for two of those projects. He is a professor of literature and writing at Florida International University.

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