Brigands Key

Brigands Key A perfect storm of menace htaking 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 Deat

  • Title: Brigands Key
  • Author: Ken Pelham
  • ISBN: 9781432825782
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A perfect storm of menace.htaking 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 Archae A perfect storm of menace.htaking 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.

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    1. This was an awesome book! The best way of describing it is it's one part Michael Crichton, and one part Clive Cussler. This book has a little of everything, action, mystery, a little romance, a pinch of teen angst, and a lot of political intrigue. The first part of the book sets the scenes, throwing a few hooks out to capture your attention, then it starts building the tension, one event on top of another, until all Hell breaks loose and the novel just explodes with non-stop action that will hav [...]

    2. "Eyes the poets say, are windows to the soul. The poets are misinformed. The eyes of the dead are windows to eternity and emptiness, and when you stare into them in an underwater cave, you see your own death."The first few pages of this book spoke to my worst fears as a diver. I could easily imagine panicking and getting myself in major trouble in just such a situation. Being morbidly intrigued, I kept reading to find an engaging story that combined research with intricate twists and turns. I di [...]

    3. Even though this is clearly a "guy book," I sat down and read it in one day. One surprising turn of events after another, many of which would have been unbelievable before Hurricane Katrina. Clearly Ken Pelham knows south Florida inside and out. Highly recommended for readers of suspense and thrillers. Terrific debut.

    4. what a nail-biter! there were several time I was holding my breath in anxiety wondering what was going to happen. this was a very interesting story line that I can honestly say I've never seen before, and was very believable and enjoyable. I hope there is a follow up that lets us in on how Brigands Key carries on!

    5. A story that starts with a bang and never lets up--highly recommended for those who like a fast-moving, action-packed mystery. And actually, that's also the only thing that was wrong with it. Several years ago I heard Donald Maass speak at a Sisters in Crime workshop, and he stressed that once you've made the most trouble possible for your protagonist--make more--then make more. Speaking from my relatively powerless position as a reader, I prefer characters who overcome believable odds, not thos [...]

    6. Unlock the secret of Brigands Key.Brigands Key is a brilliant edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the end. What starts as a scuba dive off the shore of a sleepy fishing town turns into a tale of sunken treasure, power brokering, and intrigue. Small town politics in the community of Brigands Key heats up when a land developer pushes the council to allow construction of high-end homes. When an opposition council member goes missing, foul play is suspected. Things take a da [...]

    7. Archaeologist Carson Grant came to Brigands Key to repair his reputation. When Grant discovers the body of a man at the bottom of the sea, he becomes the prime suspect. If that's not bad enough, townspeople begin to fall ill and die, while others disappear or are murdered. With a hurricane headed for the quarantined island, Grant enlists the help of others to uncover the mysterious illness and the murderer.Pelham has an easy writing style, and I found myself liking the characters, especially Gra [...]

    8. Brigands Key is filled with action, mystery, and suspense. The intensity builds and builds, and just when you think it can't possibly get any more intense, it does! But, don't turn away, because it is done the right way. This is a true thriller - My heart was beating frantically throughout the entire book. I really enjoyed this story. The sequence of events, the rapport between the characters, the adventure, the science, the settings, and the conclusion. I love all things nautical, so the settin [...]

    9. 5-stars for Ken Pelham! He kept me guessing all the way to the end. Like a hurricane, I was twisting and turning with the plot. People are dying and why? Up until halfway through the book, it felt like a who-done-it, but once the big discovery was made below the surface, whoa, I was so surprised by what Ken had in store. I love techie stuff, so Brigands Key really hit the spot for me.Ken not only spins an intriguing thriller, he also educates the reader on the local region so that you get a real [...]

    10. Beginning with a fairly standard buried treasure scenario, unexpected twists propel this into a different stage that includes treasure, murder, a hurricane and plague, involving the archaelogist that finds the original treasure site and a CDC agent investigating the plague.Interesting, relatively well developed characters, entertaining.

    11. a really good book! it kept me guessing until the end when all was explained. a must read for everyone. I can not wait for Ken Pelham's next book to come out. a mysterious death and sickness will keep you on the edge of your seat.

    12. Excellent mystery. Would have liked to had more indepth characters, but that may have burdened an already lengthy read. I love books that incorporate the "man against nature" scenario into a good mystery.

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