JAMES W. HALL is an Edgar and Shamus Award-winning author whose books have been translated into a dozen languages. He divides his time between South Florida and North Carolina.
"A tough-minded tale of love, violence and duplicity. . . . Thorn may remind you of John D. MacDonald's immortal Travis McGee -- Hall gladly admits his debt to the McGee books -- or perhaps Lee Child's Jack Reacher, because Thorn also lives off the grid, unburdened by credit cards or a driver's license. Old enough to harbor doubts and regrets, he clings to a code that keeps propelling him into harm's way. . . . [Hall's] vision takes in both the beauty and the horror of his chosen turf, the dangerous Southern landscape that McGee once trod. He's a strong and welcome voice." --Washington Post"Hall keeps the tension mounting as motives and alliances shift with the foul-scented wind. Even as violence looms, Hall's talent for description adds a balancing, poetical note." --Publishers Weekly"[Hall's inland] characters have one thing in common with their counterparts on the coast: a love of the land so fierce it breeds both righteous eco-warriors and plundering thieves, often in the same family." --New York Times Book Review on Silencer"Like all of Hall's work, his latest thriller boasts a page-turner of a plot, fully realized characters and lyrical prose. But the biggest lure of his fiction is his examination of moral issues, not only in black and white but also in numerous shades of gray. Clever and cinematic, The Big Finish explores, entertains and educates." --Richmond Times-Dispatch