Finalist 2016 RONE Award
Jock Algren arrives on Longboat Key in a state of depression and hopelessness. His most recent mission for his secretive U.S. government intelligence agency has been disastrous and his friends Matt Royal and J.Read more...
Finalist 2016 RONE Award
Jock Algren arrives on Longboat Key in a state of depression and hopelessness. His most recent mission for his secretive U.S. government intelligence agency has been disastrous and his friends Matt Royal and J. D. Duncan aren t sure they ll be able to pull him out of his despair then the bad guys show up and danger erupts on all fronts.
Longboat Key Detective J. D. Duncan is investigating a cold case when the brother of the victim shows up on the island and complicates the investigation. A grizzled sailor described by Matt as 'the meanest man I'd ever known' brings his boat into a local marina and bodies begin to accumulate. A Middle East jihadist intent on revenge locks on to Jock's clandestine past, bringing a deadly chase to the last outpost in the continental U.S. Key West. Three prongs of evil descend, clashing violently. How could all this malice be interconnected?
- ISBN-13: 9781608091744
- ISBN-10: 1608091740
- Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
- Publish Date: April 2016
- Page Count: 416
- Dimensions: 9.41 x 6.2 x 1.29 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.52 pounds
Series: Matt Royal Mysteries (Hardcover)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-15
- Reviewer: Staff
In Griffin’s busy 10th Matt Royal mystery (after 2015’s Chasing Justice), two people close to Matt are in jeopardy—his lover, J.D. Duncan, a detective with the Longboat Key, Fla., PD, and his best friend, Jock Algren, a top agent for a secret U.S. government agency. J.D. travels to the Florida panhandle to get new information about a three-year-old cold case murder. Back in Longboat Key, a professional assassin hired by a shady PI in Tallahassee waits for her return. Meanwhile in Key West, an unknown shooter wounds Jock, who has been feeling severely depressed after his last spy mission went awry. Matt and J.D. fly to Key West to visit Jock. At the hospital where he’s recovering, Jock tells Matt he thinks his shooting was just a ploy to lure Matt and J.D. to Key West. J.D. and Matt make a formidable pair of reluctant killers as they take on terrorists seeking revenge on Jock. The unwieldy plot careens to a bloody climax. (Apr.)