"A perfect storm of menace...breathtaking! The underwater scenes are marvelous, and the portrait of the monstrous hurricane as it batters the key and surges over it is mightily gripping."the Florida Weekly...
Death Sweeps in off the Gulf of Mexico...An ageless, impossible corpse at the bottom of the sea. A lethal plague. A ruthless murderer. A monster hurricane. Archaeologist Carson Grant came to Brigands Key to escape the limelight and repair his shattered reputation, and finds himself instead staring down the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.When Carson Grant discovers the body of a man at the bottom of the sea, suspicion of murder falls squarely upon him. Citizens mysteriously begin to fall ill and die, others disappear, and others are murdered, while an ambitious governor and an unbending president engage in a battle of wills over the fate of Brigands Key. With a hurricane bearing down on the quarantined island, Grant enlists infectious diseases researcher Kyoko Nakamura and teen misfit Charley Fawcett in a desperate race against time to break the spiral of death and unravel the mystery of a decades-old corpse and a staggeringly valuable prize shrouded in secrets of the past. Pitted against them is a killer who will stop at nothing to claim that prize.Winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award, Brigands Key is an edge-of-your-seat roller coaster ride through murder, vengeance, and secrets best left undisturbed.
|Publisher:||Kenneth B. Pelham|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)|
About the Author
Author of two award-winning novels, Ken Pelham grew up in the off-the-radar South Florida farm town of Immokalee, sandwiched between coasts and snuggled against wild, wooly Big Cypress Swamp. A member of the International Thriller Writers Association, he published numerous short stories and nonfiction articles before turning his attention to novels. He lives in Maitland, Florida, with his wife, Laura.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5-stars for Ken Pelham! He kept me guessing all the way to the end. Like a hurricane, I was twisting and turning with the plot. People are dying and why? Up until halfway through the book, it felt like a who-done-it, but once the big discovery was made below the surface, whoa, I was so surprised by what Ken had in store. I love techie stuff, so Brigands Key really hit the spot for me. Ken not only spins an intriguing thriller, he also educates the reader on the local region so that you get a real sense of being there. I'm definitely looking forward to more of Pelham's work.
This book has lots of twists and turns. Kept me turning the pages. Easy to read. Interesting. I can't wait to read his next one!!!
This is an excellent book; one that is difficult to stop until its finished. A must read.