Blood in the Water is an edge-of-the-seat, action-packed thriller with international terrorism at its core and family at its heart.
Boston is in the grip of the coldest winter on record, but in its criminal underworld the temperature is rising.
Harbour chief Cormack O'Connell has lived his life close to the wire - above and below the law. He knows every movement on his waterfront, and that's why someone wants him out of the way, fast.
Homeland security agent Kit Steele is committed to avenge terrorism. Also known as The Hunter, she's got her eye on the prize. This time it's personal, she's nothing left to lose.
Her prey is Vincente Carpio, one of the world's most dangerous criminals. He is clever, calculating and he's biding his time.
Diamond O'Connell is a daughter, a lover and a fighter. She's seen things most nineteen-year-old girls couldn't even begin to imagine. And she's about to become a pawn in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Everyone has a game to play but now it seems that there are much darker, far-reaching forces at work, preparing something terrible for the international stage . . .
Jack Flynn is a lawyer in Boston and has worked pro bono on behalf of wrongly convicted individuals. He lives south of the city and writes on his daily commute across Boston Harbor.
A knock-out; Grisham with passion, even a touch of the great Michael Connelly thrown in . . . It crackles from the first page to the last and never lets up for a second -- <i>Daily Mail </i>on <i>Innocence</i> A born storyteller, a master of quirky character and detail who enthrals through the simple, but elusive, expedient of never seeming to write a dull sentence -- <i>Daily Telegraph</i> on<i> Next of Kin</i> One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time, reminiscent of John Grisham, but, I think, better and with a stronger, more sympathetic cast of characters . . . A truly absorbing page-turner -- Richard & Judy Book Club review of <i>Next of Kin</i> Blood In The Water is a compulsive page-turner. Gritty and dark, with characters that are complex, conflicted and real, it's a book that draws you in and doesn't let go. Set against the bitter freeze of a Boston winter, the action never lets up and builds to a thrilling conclusion. Jack Flynn is a talent to watch. -- Adam Hamdy Blood in the Water is hard, gritty, and unrelenting. You won't sleep until you're finished. -- Robert Crais Fantastic -- David Baldacci