|About the Book|
Morgan Hunt is back. Set in the Florida panhandle, Geoffrey Normans third mystery in the series is an action-packed thriller complete with deep-sea diving, a sunken treasure, and crooked, even murderous bankers and lawyers. WhenMoreMorgan Hunt is back. Set in the Florida panhandle, Geoffrey Normans third mystery in the series is an action-packed thriller complete with deep-sea diving, a sunken treasure, and crooked, even murderous bankers and lawyers. When convicted-murderer-turned-detective Morgan Hunt is asked by his buddy ex-Navy SEAL Phil Garvey to help him with a deep-sea diving class, little does Hunt know that they will both be drawn into a web of deceit and violence. On that fateful Saturday morning, an irate client threatens to sue Garvey. Hunt offers the services of renowned lawyer Nat Semmes, his friend and sometimes employer. Garvey is cleared, but when he generously offers to repay Hunt for his help, and shows him a silver billet, booty from a long-sunk Spanish galleon, Hunt becomes suspicious. When Garvey mysteriously disappears, Hunt begins an investigation of his own that leads him to a crashed plane at the bottom of the sea and a gray metal box that someone is willing to kill for. The Florida panhandle is dangerous territory. This is the land of black water and Spanish oaks, guns and knives and people who know how to use them. It is also a place where artifice is exposed under the glare of the sun. Friendships are committed, sex is earthy, and eating and drinking are relished with gusto. This is a book of razor-sharp prose, full of the humorous, snappy dialogue that has become the authors trademark. Normans writing matches the characters and the terrain: Its masculine, rugged, and straight forward.