Buzz Cut (Mass Market Paperback)

By James Hall

Dell, 9780440217824, 464pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 1997



A brutal hijacker,

A missing heiress,

And a luxury liner racing toward disaster...

In the quiet shallows of the Florida Keys, Thorn has made a home, tying fishing flies and trying to forget the violence of his past. Now Key Largo is his world. He fishes it, breathes it, makes love in it. Until a phone call from Miami changes everything plunging Thorn into the deep waters of madness and revenge...

In Miami, Thorn's best friend, Sugarman, is fighting for his life. While working security for a luxury liner plagued by theft, Sugarman was attacked by a man with a knife in one hand and 400,000 volts of electricity in the other. And when the M.S. Eclipse sets sail for the Caribbean, both Thorn and Sugarman are swept into a voyage of terror...where a madman hijacks the Eclipse, killing off crew members one by one...where the cruise line owner's missing daughter reappears, igniting the killer's passions--and Thorn's battered heart...where hundreds of lives hang in the balance, as only Thorn stands between a madman's rage and the ultimate carnage at sea...

About the Author

James Hall, a former art critic of the Guardian, was awarded the first Bernard Denvir Prize for an outstanding young critic. He is the author of 20 novels, 14 of which feature Thorn, the off-the-grid loner who lives a primitive existence in Key Largo, Florida. Thorn and his friend Sugarman, an African-American PI, team up to solve exotic crimes from animal smuggling to piracy to kidnapping to espionage. Hall has won the Edgar Award and the Shamus and several of his novels have been optioned for film.

Praise For Buzz Cut

"Hall's Best Suspenser Yet!"
--Chicago Tribune

"A page-turning action thriller. . . will leave readers breathless."
--Ann Arbor News

--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A slick, action-packed read."
--Phillip Margolin, author of After Dark

"Jim Hall is brilliant and Buzz Cut proves it."
--Robert B. Parker, author of All Our Yesterdays

"Another Winner!"
--Library Journal

"Spectacular action."
--Publishers Weekly

"We'd best accept the inevitable: Hall's ship has come in."