"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.
Author: Ken Pelham Publisher: Kenneth B. Pelham Published: 03/21/2014 Pages: 328 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.06lbs Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.73d ISBN: 9780989595025
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.