James W. Hall "s haunting debut novel first introduced the rugged character Thorn and the breathtaking South Florida landscape where he lives. Thorn "s past includes a savage act of revenge on the drunken hit-and-run killer of his parents. Now, fifteen years later, Thorn still cannot escape that moment, or the darkness he took into his soul that night. Not even his best friend, Sugarman, knows the truth. Not even Sarah Ryan knows the depths of her lover "s pain. Then suddenly, the nightmare begins again as Thorn "s foster mother is found slaughtered. Thorn can almost taste the rage as he stalks her killer and waits. "An exciting, well-crafted first novel that smoothly places complex, believable characters into an action-filled plot." ” Washington Post "It starts good and stays good, right to the end." ” Chicago TribuneHall, James W. is the author of 'Under Cover of Daylight', published 2001 under ISBN 9780393321258 and ISBN 0393321258.