Magic City

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Center Point Pub., 2007 - Fiction - 398 pages
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It was a simple black–and–white photograph taken during the 1964 Clay–Liston fight in Miami Beach — but when the last remaining copy falls into Thorn's hands‚ he and everyone he loves become the target of madmen and trained killers who are determined to see the photograph destroyed — and its secrets along with it. Thorn must join forces with a dangerous enemy to solve the exasperating puzzle. But unraveling the riddle shakes the foundation of his bond with both Alexandra and his closest friend and sends him on a deadly journey into the dark heart of the Magic City.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A 40-year-old photograph triggers a spate of killings in southern Florida.Snake Morales is the son of a Cuban exile. The biggest night of his life came in 1964, when he was 12 and his idol Cassius ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

In this thriller Hall weaves some Miami history, both real and imagined, into a present day crime and murder spree that entangles his recurring character, Thorn. Intricately plotted and featuring ... 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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