A Matt Royal Mystery (Matt Royal Series #10)
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Finalist 2016 RONE Award
Jock Algren arrives on Longboat Key in a state of depression and hopelessness. His most recent mission for his secretive U.S. government intelligence agency has been disastrous and his friends Matt Royal and J. D. Duncan aren’t sure they’ll be able to pull him out of his despair—then the bad guys show up and danger erupts on all fronts.
Longboat Key Detective J. D. Duncan is investigating a cold case when the brother of the victim shows up on the island and complicates the investigation. A grizzled sailor—described by Matt as “the meanest man I’d ever known”—brings his boat into a local marina and bodies begin to accumulate. A Middle East jihadist intent on revenge locks on to Jock’s clandestine past, bringing a deadly chase to the last outpost in the continental U.S.—Key West. Three prongs of evil descend, clashing violently. How could all this malice be interconnected?
Praise For Mortal Dilemma: A Matt Royal Mystery (Matt Royal Series #10)…
“H. Terrell Griffin's Mortal Dilemma brings Matt Royal back to the printed page. Maybe you're like me and don't like him gone for any length of time. Prepare yourself for a thrilling read.
While Matt is playing host to his psychologically damaged school friend, Jock Algren, the love of his life, Longboat Key Detective J. D. Duncan, is being run off the road and shot at. Fortunately, her aim is better than her assailant's. Jock feels he can no longer carry out his assignments for a United States government intelligence agency. But repercussions from his job are not finished with him. Both Matt and J.D. find themselves targets of Jock's extermination orders. I felt as if there was not a page going by without a near catastrophe involving J.D and Matt. Jock's targets want Jock to suffer as they did when he was forced to kill their loved ones. Revenge is the key here. I cannot begin to outline the story line for Mortal Dilemma. Too complicated but also easy to follow. My main concern throughout the whole book was the safety of the main characters. They sure do live dangerous and interesting lives, to say the least. Mortal Dilemma. Don't miss it. A real treat from an author who knows what he's doing, and does it well.” — BookLoons
Oceanview Publishing, 9781608091744, 416pp.
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
About the Author
H. Terrell Griffin is the award winning author of ten Matt Royal mysteries set on Florida's Suncoast. Prior to succumbing to his lifelong yen to write, he earned degrees in history and law from Mercer University and was a board certified civil trial lawyer based in Orlando for thirty-eight years. In his youth, Terry served three years in the U.S. Army, much of it as a medic in an Armored Cavalry regiment on the East German border.