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by James W. Hall

eBook Under Cover Of Daylight ePub
Author: James W. Hall
Language: English
ISBN: 0749308621
ISBN13: 978-0749308629
Publisher: Mandarin; New Ed edition (January 1991)
Pages: 288
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 468
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ePub file: 1447 kb
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Under Cover of Daylight book. James W. Hall’s haunting debut novel first introduced the rugged character Thorn and the breathtaking South Florida landscape where he lives

Under Cover of Daylight book. 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 James W.

Under Cover of Daylight' is about revenge, to put it plainly. Fifteen years earlier the 19 year old Thorn killed Dallas James, the man whose driving caused the death of Thorn's parents before Thorn had even known them

Under Cover of Daylight' is about revenge, to put it plainly. Fifteen years earlier the 19 year old Thorn killed Dallas James, the man whose driving caused the death of Thorn's parents before Thorn had even known them. Now 35, Thorn has yet to integrate that death and accept himself, to get his life past that awful moment and back on track.

Kate parked her VW convertible on the grass out near the highway. Thorn asked her if she wanted to leave it like that

Kate parked her VW convertible on the grass out near the highway. Thorn asked her if she wanted to leave it like that op repaired from the last public meeting. This way, if someone slashed anything, it would be just the seats. Thorn walked between them, feeling spiffy in long pants for a change, an ironed shirt. Nodding at folks he knew, catching some of them with distressed looks as they saw Kate

This book is a beauty. The plot, the action, the marvelous sense of place, are enough to keep anyone reading.

This book is a beauty. Thorn has captivated readers with each of his haunting appearances in James Hall's South Florida thrillers. A dark, brooding hero who understands the passions that drive men to violence, Thorn faced down a hijacker inBuzz Cutand hunted brutal killers in bothGone WildandMean High Tide.

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Under Cover of Daylight. In the first Thorn mystery, a troubled soul-Thorn-hunts for the men who killed the woman who raised him Thorn's parents died the day he was born, run off the road by a drunk driver on their way back from the hospital. Bizarre family dysfunction and impending ecological disaster prove familiar but still effective Hall motifs as Sugar signs on as head of security for a billion-dollar Miami-based cruise ship line and Thorn encounters an unusually chilling adversary. Thorn, a loner and gloomy sort of guy, is the hero of James W. Hall's thriller series.

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James W. Hall (born 1947) is an American author and professor from Florida. He has written eighteen novels, four books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and a collection of essays. A longtime professor of literature and creative writing at Florida International University, Hall is perhaps best known for a series of crime/mystery novels starring the character Thorn. A loner who ties flies to catch bonefish, Thorn partners with his private-eye friend Sugarman to thwart a range of villains.

Here for your delectation is theSPECTACULAR & RARE-UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT by James W. Hall. At the age of 19, Thorn killed the driver of the car that had taken his parents' lives. Twenty years later, his lawyer girlfriend is found raped and murdered after her attempt to stop greedy land developers.

Kelezel
Very unique read. A little hard to get started but then very well worth it. Not sure I understand the 3.5 stars, given some of the stuff I have read that show 4 stars. Lots of twists and turns. Good lead character. The only downside for me is the writing style - use of sentences with no noun -- two or three of them following a main sentence. I've stopped reading other authors who use this style... but this story was too good to put down.
Gavinranara
This is taught noir pulp fiction right out of an old time crime magazine. The novel opens with flash backs to South Florida. Young Thorn is introduced as a lean, blond, young man with muscles like taught steel and a long- fermented anger ready to blow the top off a pressure cooker. James w. Hall lays the groundwork for this pot-boiler with panache. Cold blooded murder committed to avenge a 6 year old crime is served up right off the bat. Then , our protagonist grows up into a young Jan Michael Vincent type (before he went to seed) living an idyllic pastorale in Key Largo. Thorn is a good ole boy sexing up his lawyer-hottie- girlfriend. Trouble starts to percolate immediately when Thorn's foster mom and girlfriend go on an eco crusade to save the wood rat. Thorn's foster mom, Kate, takes 2 wierd looking Cubans on her charter fishing boat. One of the Marielitos goes Jack Nicholson in THE SHINING and rapes and murders Thorn's foster mom. I am only on page 50. The reading has been easy, professional, powerful, concise, and beautiful and lyrical. The stage is set for some powerful revenge. Hall introduces characters like plunking stones in a pond. The evil matricidal daughter, a smarmy and slick, perverted, greedy real estate lawyer, our twisted assassins, and Thorn's lover who has a duplicitous agenda. Each character is described deftly, succinctly, and credibly. As the plot hums along building with incremental development; Hall manages a lyrical counterpoint beautifully describing the unique environment and culture of the keys. The writing is so superb I am nostalgic for my own travels to the balmy and beautiful Conch Republic. I savor this book like I would caviar and Ciroc. Well the plot continues to motor along nicely; bouncing from Key Largo to Key West. The description of glitzy new Florida is drawn in counterpoint to the faint patina of the old Conch Keys-- still visible if you know where to look. Between page 90 and 190 the editor hit the snooze button. There are many grammar and spelling errors. The book is so excellent I deduct no stars for this. Because of the excellence of the author I place the blame on the editor and publisher. Towards the end of the book there is a hot sex scene so graphic it could pass for porno-- in a good way. I am 40 pages from the finish and sad at the prospect that this delicious pot-boiler is almost over. Hall is an heir to John D. Macdonald and The Travis McGee series. Hall is as good as early Randy Wayne White. All recent works of Randy Wayne White are terrible and shameless. Thomas Pynchon INHERENT VICE is awful. I will sift through the works of Hall to try to find more gems. This book ends the same as it began; pure pulp fiction right out of an old fashioned crime magazine.
Coirad
Strange mix of characters and their stories unbelievably intertwined. At times it was a chore to read, unnecessary page filter. I doubt I'll be reading any more of the Thorn series but maybe one more because authors grow and characters evolve into something more than mundane. Let's hope.
blac wolf
I thought the book was very entertaining. I was impressed with how the author kept Thorn calm and methodical despite any twists he encountered.
Opilar
Having recently read the latest volume in the Thorn series ('Blackwater Sound') to my great satisfaction, I decided to pursue reading the rest of the novels, this time in more orthodox order. I began this first book expecting an enjoyable, but slightly less effective story and discovered instead that the Thorn tales start right out with a tour-de-force. James Hall has been writing for a while, and it is a bit embarrassing to have to admit that I somehow managed to miss a writer of this caliber.
'Under Cover of Daylight' is about revenge, to put it plainly. Fifteen years earlier the 19 year old Thorn killed Dallas James, the man whose driving caused the death of Thorn's parents before Thorn had even known them. Now 35, Thorn has yet to integrate that death and accept himself, to get his life past that awful moment and back on track. These hidden feelings interfere in his current relationship with Sarah Ryan, a Miami lawyer, who is also the close friend of his foster mother, Kate Truman. Kate and Sarah share another interest, a deep desire to keep commercialism from destroying the Florida Keys.
Suddenly Kate turns up dead in her boat... Deeply stricken, Thorn is once again compelled to take justice on himself. One more time he seeks revenge. The two quests, one by a 19 year old boy and the other by a mature man, play against each other. Thorn seeks a more complicated blood price this time... All of this is threaded together by his feelings for Sarah, for a relationship that takes as many twists and turns as the complex plot of the book.
I was surprised again by the depth of Thorn's character. It would be far easier for Hall to make Thorn into a good-guy heavy, but that never happens. Underneath the seemingly unambitious and directionless maker of fishing lures are surprising facets of character. Hall's facility with character is not limited to Thorn. Sarah, and Sugarman, Thorn's closest friend also manage to avoid becoming stereotypes. Perhaps most surprising are the killers themselves, who spring to life - unpleasant, tormented, and psychotic, but totally fascinating.
This is a treat of a book, from its eccentric actors to the details of fishing and life in the Keys. It creates a Florida that you want to go down and touch. To see if it might just be real after all. You will find much violence, but little of it excessive. There is a fine sense of what is needed to bring the story home without the need to disgust or offend the reader. I am looking forward to the remainder of this series. You should too.
LoboThommy
I haunt the bookstores for good novels pertaining to the Keys and only recently did this important work of Hall's become available. Although this is where it all starts with Thorn - great character background and motivational set up - it is also a fine read. Would you believe, greedy developers willing to bend the law and squeeze the little guys out for obscene profit: a lack of concern for the character and individualism of Keys communities, condos at any costs? Somehow the book seems relevant today, and when the characters repeatedly stress they are not against progress but somewhere we must draw a line we hear the same complex emotions that are at the heart of every development discussion today, twenty years after the original publication. All this and a great Thorn style plot. Perfect for those rainy/windy days when the bonefish are shying away or the lobsters are not in season.
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