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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (159 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James W. Hall Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Thorn Mysteries Series Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9781400185573
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Earl Hammond, the wealthy patriarch of a family of ranchers, lies dead, shot just as he was to donate his Coquina Ranch to the state to preserve it from developers. Spearheading the plan to save this environmental treasure was Thorn, a reluctant heir to a secret family fortune, who now finds himself in terrible danger as well. A pair of deviant brothers, both contract killers, kidnap and imprison him in a sinkhole-a dungeon from which there is no escape. But Frisco Hammond, the dark sheep of the family, is drawn into the investigation of his father's murder and Thorn's disappearance. He suspects the crimes are related. Helping him is his brother's beautiful, troubled wife, Clare. They uncover a trail that leads back to the 1930s, to a cabal of powerful and rich men with a sinister plan. Silencer pits brother against brother and wife against husband in a thriller that proves once again that James W. Hall is "a master of suspense" (Publishers Weekly). Download and start listening now!

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  • Hall steadily ratchets the suspense while seamlessly combining elements of Florida's natural history with elements of the state's early development and overdevelopment. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Stoess | 1/5/2014

    " Hall writes well. I liked it better than some of his "sea" stories. Perhaps not as violent as some of his other works. Thorn doesn't have much of a developed character in this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Snow | 12/24/2013

    " Really enjoy Hall's books, but this was not one of his best. Still a good read just not as good as some of his others. If you are a Carl Hiassen fan there's I think you'd like JWH. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 12/13/2013

    " Hall's laid back hero, Thorn, has a newly acquired fortune which puts him in danger with some whacked out killers. Another gripping tale set in a remote corner of Florida. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryellen Woodside | 11/9/2013

    " Hall does not disappoint in this latest Thorn mystery. Those who live in Southwest Florida will see the Coquina Ranch as the real Babcock Ranch. And will Thorn pop "the" question to Rusty?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 9/28/2013

    " Another entertaining Thorn/Sugarman adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne Powderly | 9/13/2013

    " My first James W. hall book and I'm hooked. A master of suspense and plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 7/1/2013

    " A little strange, but fairly entertaining and engaging, if not a little unlikely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 4/29/2013

    " A bit OTT in plot and character - may try another in the series though. Not a dull read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/28/2013

    " This author's other books in the Thorn series were good reads, and this one was as well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 11/12/2012

    " Thorn gets beat to a pulp, again! I couldn't put it down, again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alecia | 6/16/2012

    " I really would have given this a 2.5 star rating if it existed. It was a pretty good read, and Hall usually brings in environmental concerns vs. greed into his novels. This moved along and was better in some parts than others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyanemi | 4/18/2012

    " Great book. Thorn at his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ann | 3/5/2012

    " confusion caused by reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette Barfield | 9/4/2011

    " Excellent adventure by one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 4/21/2011

    " A pretty good mystery/thriller. Hall has written quite a few of these, all set in southern Florida, but his skillful plotting transcends the "regional writer" stigma. His dialog rings true and there's a great cinematic ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne | 4/20/2011

    " My first James W. hall book and I'm hooked. A master of suspense and plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alecia | 6/24/2010

    " I really would have given this a 2.5 star rating if it existed. It was a pretty good read, and Hall usually brings in environmental concerns vs. greed into his novels. This moved along and was better in some parts than others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/25/2010

    " This author's other books in the Thorn series were good reads, and this one was as well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 4/30/2010

    " A bit OTT in plot and character - may try another in the series though. Not a dull read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyanemi | 3/25/2010

    " Great book. Thorn at his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryellen | 3/8/2010

    " Hall does not disappoint in this latest Thorn mystery. Those who live in Southwest Florida will see the Coquina Ranch as the real Babcock Ranch. And will Thorn pop "the" question to Rusty?? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/27/2010

    " Thorn gets beat to a pulp, again! I couldn't put it down, again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/4/2010

    " Hall's laid back hero, Thorn, has a newly acquired fortune which puts him in danger with some whacked out killers. Another gripping tale set in a remote corner of Florida. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/26/2010

    " A pretty good mystery/thriller. Hall has written quite a few of these, all set in southern Florida, but his skillful plotting transcends the "regional writer" stigma. His dialog rings true and there's a great cinematic ending.

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About the Author
Author James W. Hall

James W. Hall is an American author and professor of literature and writing at Florida International University.  He is the author of four books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and over a dozen novels. His Hit Lit examines twelve of the most commercially successful novels of the last century, and discusses a dozen common features they share.

About the Narrator

Ed Sala has narrated dozens of audio books throughout his career. His readings include Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, Stephen Sears’ Gettysburg, and Cormac MacCarthy’s Outer Dark.