Hell's Bay

Hell's Bay

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Baker & Taylor
When Abigal Bates, the matriarch of a powerful, wealthy, and aristocratic Florida family, is found drowned and her son and granddaughter show up, claiming Thorn as a long-lost relative, Thorn becomes embroiled with members of a family he never knew he had as he attempts to solve the murder and uncover a predator out to destroy the entire family. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Master of suspense James W. Hall’s Hell’s Bay sends Thorn deep into the wilds of South Florida, in a story with all the haunting atmosphere of Deliverance and the sheer terror of Cape Fear.

Descended from pioneer stock, the Bateses are an aristocratic Floridian family with vast holdings in real estate and mining. When matriarch Abigail Bates is discovered drowned in the Peace River, a chain of events is set into motion, embroiling Thorn with a family he never knew he had and a fortune he doesn’t necessarily want.


Thorn is leading a fishing expedition into the isolated lakes and mangrove swamps of Hell’s Bay when Abigail’s son and beautiful granddaughter arrive, claiming Thorn as a long-lost relative and asking him to solve the woman’s murder. Little do they know that the killer is already on their trail. Soon their houseboat becomes a precarious island of safety in a landscape of escalating violence. What does the killer want? And why is their predator so enraged, determined to kill them all no matter what the cost?


As Marilyn Stasio said in The New York Times, “If violence can be poetic, Hall has the lyric voice for it.” In this tour de force of fear and suspense, Hall shows how one family’s dark past comes back to haunt its most remote member---and may ultimately cost him his life.


Blackwell North Amer
Descended from pioneer stock, the Bateses are an aristocratic Floridian family with vast holdings in real estate and mining. When matriarch Abigail Bates is discovered drowned in the Peace River, a chain of events is set into motion, embroiling Thorn with a family he never knew he had and a fortune he doesn't necessarily want.
Thorn is leading a fishing expedition into the isolated lakes and mangrove swamps of Hell's Bay when Abigail's son and beautiful granddaughter arrive, claiming Thorn as a long-lost relative and asking him to solve the woman's murder. Little do they know that the killer is already on their trail. Soon their houseboat becomes a precarious island of safety in a landscape of escalating violence. What does the killer want? And why is their predator so enraged, determined to kill them all no matter what the cost?

Baker
& Taylor

When the matriarch of a powerful and wealthy Florida family is found drowned and her son and granddaughter show up, claiming Thorn as a long-lost relative, Thorn becomes embroiled with a family he never knew he had as he attempts to solve the murder.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312359584
0312359586
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hal
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 25 cm

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