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by James W. Hall

ePub Blackwater Sound download
Author:
James W. Hall
ISBN13:
978-0312703844
ISBN:
0312703848
Publisher:
St Martin's (2002)
Category:
Subcategory:
Thrillers & Suspense
ePub file:
1532 kb
Fb2 file:
1270 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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100

Such was James W. Hall's Blackwater Sound, a well-crafted page turner

Such was James W. Hall's Blackwater Sound, a well-crafted page turner.

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With the Braswells, James W. Hall introduces one of the most evil and dysfunctional families in the history of fiction

With the Braswells, James W. Hall introduces one of the most evil and dysfunctional families in the history of fiction. A story that bristles with all the heat and tension of a tropical Florida summer, BLACKWATER SOUND is destined to rank among the greatest suspense thrillers of the new decade.

James W. Hall really pulls it all together in Blackwater Sound: the stun-gun shocks and the delicately orchestrated mayhem; the monstrous villains and their elegantly evil schemes. startlingly explosive. -Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Darkness, Take My Hand. James W. Hall lives on the edge of Blackwater Sound in Key Largo, Florida, with his wife, Evelyn, and his dogs, Travis and Sofie

Totally wiped out, but too wired to sleep, he sat out on the porch of his stilt-house and watched Blackwater Sound twinkle and listened to the distant rumbles of thunder ook a shower

Totally wiped out, but too wired to sleep, he sat out on the porch of his stilt-house and watched Blackwater Sound twinkle and listened to the distant rumbles of thunder ook a shower. He got dressed and stood out on the porch for a while watching the water brighten. The mourning doves that roosted in the tamarind tree were coming and going in twos and threes, resettling briefly, then exploding from their perches in a panicked flailing of wings. A small boat muttered by and he watched the ripples work toward his coral and limestone dock. Hall’s Blackwater Sound is a solid crime novel. Hall, who began his career as a poet, is a master of prose. His sentences soar, but never detract from the story, which is based around his character, Thorn-a man who specializes in creating and selling fish lures, but is drawn into solving crimes. In this instance it involves a psychopathic family, a device capable of plunging airplanes from the sky, an attractive crime photographer named Alexandra, and Alexandra’s delightful, but memory-c James W. Hall’s Blackwater Sound is a solid crime novel

Blackwater Sound has been added to your Cart. This is the first book by James W Hall that I have read, and I enjoyed it a great deal it's well written,fast moving I will now go back and read the Thorn books from the beginning as I like to establish a relationship with the book's character.

Blackwater Sound has been added to your Cart. I have recommended this book to many friends. This is a series I will be reading over and over.

  • After taking some time off from his series character, James Hall has returned to writing about Thorn, a man who treasures his fierce independence only slightly less than his love of crusades. When last seen, Thorn was recovering from a mad doctor's unnecessary treatments, but now (without any real explanation) he is back to peak health and enjoying the mellow life of fishing, beer and beautiful women.
    In this story, his idyllic life is disrupted when a plane crashes while he is out at sea. It soon becomes apparent that this crash was not accidental, but is the result of a dysfunctional family and the nasty weapon they have developed. This also gets Thorn entangled with Alexandra Rafferty, the heroine of Hall's previous novel, Body Language.
    For Hall, one of the sharper writers in the field, this is not his best effort. Compared to past novels, his villains this time are only slightly warped and the chemistry between Thorn and Alex is relatively minimal. In addition, Thorn isn't as interesting as in the past, perhaps getting stuck in the rut of many series characters.
    Nonetheless, even weaker Hall is entertaining reading, and there is a lot of fun along the way. If you've never read Hall, you'd think this was pretty good crime fiction (and you'll be even happier when you read his other books). If you are a Hall fan, you should find this slightly disappointing, but still a worthwhile read.

  • This is Moby Dick light...kind of....however Captain Ahab was a more compelling character than A.J. Braswell even though the whale only took Ahab's leg (at first). This story opens with a giant Marlin taking the life of Braswell's son Tony. The Braswell's we find out much later in the book are a super dysfunctional family which could probably have been the subject of a book all by themselves without bringing Thorn and company into the mix, but what is a James Hall book without Thorn?
    Thorn is in the process of breaking up with his naked girlfriend Casey, when an MD-11 airliner is the victim of a product demonstration by Morgan Braswell. The Braswell's failing company has developed some kind of ray gun which shuts of all the electrical systems in it's targets and Ms. Braswell is performing a demo for a potential purchaser. The unlucky MD-11 comes down in Blackwater Sound. In probably the best piece of writing in the book, Thorn is involved in rescue efforts. Events conspire from there on in to draw Thorn into the vortex of the Braswell family along with some other entertaining characters to a somewhat predictable and bloody conclusion. However, Hall always entertains and this is no exception. Not a bad beach read.

  • I was really looking forward to reading this book when I found out that JW Hall was bringing back Thorn, Sugerman and Alexandra. The book is almost written in a lyrical way and for that reason enjoyable to read. The first chapter is right out of Hemingway and takes your breath away: a killer Mama Marlin. And as usual, Hall brings to the fore some real funky villains. Talk about brotherly love to the extreme. But there were so many unanswered "holes" in the story. Didn't she and her father bump into him in a previous novel (Body Language)? And what's with this NERF box or gun. I'd hate to be in the same boat with it when someone pushed the button and turned off all the power. Holy Buck Rogers! And what's with the big explosion in the marina? What caused it? How does it relate to the story? Of course, Thorn got to rescue Alexandra and see her in the all together. And how did Alexandra get injured? I thought she was back on the boat. And finally the ending... I'm not going to give it away, but...c'mon JW! You traded a grouper for a marlin. Bring back the BIG MAMA MARLIN!

  • Since I was going to the Florida Keys, I asked on the Amazon Kindle forum for some suggested reading, and this series was recommended to me. This is my first one.

    I enjoyed the story, though it fell somewhere between a mystery (no mystery) and action novel (not much action). Being unfamiliar with the characters, I had no pre-set notions or expectations. I found the characters to be less than fully fleshed out, though the other books may help in that regard.

    For me, the story moved along, but at no great pace or with breathless action. I guess I like my action heroes to be a little larger than life, and none were here.

    I have already purchased another in this series, and I will certainly read that while in Florida and give it another try. But this one didn't really thrill me.

  • Once again Thorne leads the way in a twisted plot that leaves little to fret over. Just wish you knew where his sTuff wound up he goes t's like bad his last gfs

  • Pure pleasure. Hall loves his Florida. He takes the time to lovingly, lyrically describe it, without for a moment detracting from the story's pacing. It's one hell of an exciting story with a couple of big laughs thrown in for good measure. Having a senior citizen with dementia as one of the heroes is a fresh, bold move. The dangerous elements of the plot seem eerily close to today's hedlines, though the book was written months before 9-11. I loved the environmental commentary, especially at the beginning of the book. Required reading for fans of the planet.
    This book has such a tropical atmosphere that I have a psychic sun-burn. KUDOS!

  • What a great character Thorn is. He ties fish lures, eats what he catches, shuns money and big cities but always has a drop dead pretty woman around! Smart ones, too. He is a bit of a James Bond is solving crimes and helps his friends out when they are in trouble. Brave and honest and flippant. Always a good line to the bad guys inquirery. Highly recommend. Lots of good books. Good stories.

  • This is the first book by James W Hall that I have read, and I enjoyed it a great deal it's well written,fast moving I will now go back and read the Thorn books from the beginning as I like to establish a relationship with the book's character . I have recommended this book to many friends . This is a series I will be reading over and over