Praise for the Matt Royal Mystery Series
“Truly an action lover’s delight, this terrific sixth series entry radiates energy as intense as Florida’s August sun. Combine a strong sense of place with plenty of over-the-top but exciting situations, and you’ve got a winner. Try this with your Robert Crais fans and for those who mention John D. McDonald’s Travis McGee mysteries with a wistful look.” —Library Journal, November 2011
“The pace snowballs from a fairly sedentary start to an explosive finish where the final reveal comes with stunning reasoning…The plot is as twisted and tangled as the extension lead at the back of my garage…” —CrimeSquad.com, December 2011
“Comparisons to John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee novels are natural, but it’s worth noting that the Matt Royal novels also fit comfortably on the shelf among the thrillers of Lescroart, Margolin, and Grippando.” Booklist Online, January 2012
Can Matt Royal and his colleagues protect Detective Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan from a serial killer?
When a serial killer shows up on Longboat Key, Florida after a twelve year absence, Matt Royal is stymied. The first woman killed on Longboat Key has ties to a secretive government agency for which Matt’s best friend Jock Algren works. Was this a coincidence or was she a targeted kill? Matt’s friend, Longboat Key detective Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan investigates the murders but also seems to be a target of the killer. Why? And where has the killer been for the past twelve years? And why has he come to Longboat Key when his earlier kills were all in Miami? The mystery deepens when Guatemalan gangbangers try to kill Matt and J.D. and suspicions grow that Mexican drug cartels are somehow involved. The director of Jock’s agency orders him to do whatever is necessary to find the killer because of the death of the woman with connections to the agency. Will Jock simply take out the murderer or allow J.D. and the law to arrest, try and convict the bad guys? Matt’s life is further complicated by J.D.’s growing dissatisfaction with island living and her thoughts of returning to Miami.
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