On balance, retired trial lawyer turned-beach bum Matt Royal is a pretty laid-back fellow. But when Laurence Wyatt, one of Matt's best friends, is murdered, Matt trades in his easygoing ways for a hard-hitting quest for revenge. Matt knows the Longboat Key police will do their job in investigating. But for Matt, finding Wyatt's killer isn't a job; it's personal.
Determined to do whatever it takes to solve Wyatt's murder, Matt takes matters into his own hands and embarks on a clandestine investigation. Soon, Matt finds himself in hot pursuit of a cadre of remorseless criminals and trained killers, but the tables turn and Matt becomes the pursued. Faced with mounting danger, Matt calls for backup from his buddies Jock Algren and Logan Hamilton.Matt Royal would go to the ends of the earth to exact revenge for Wyatt's murder, but will he go outside the law?
Expect the unexpected in this wild and dangerous ride from Longboat Key, Florida, to Frankfurt, Germany, because hell hath no fury like Matt Royal scorned.
©2009 H. Terrell Griffin (P)2012 H. Terrell Griffin
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
This is the 7th book that I have listened to and written brief positive reviews for in the Matt Royal series. It is an excellent action thriller. The books in the series are as follows:
1. Longboat Blues (not available in audio format)
2. Murder Key (not available in audio format)
3. Blood Island
4. Wyatt's Revenge
5. Bitter Legacy
6. Collateral Damage
7. Fatal Decree
9. Chasing Justice
10. Mortal Dilemma
Books 8. 9, and 10 are not listed as being part of the Matt Royal series by Audible, but they are. I have now written brief reviews for Books 4 through 10.
The Matt Royal series is consistently excellent. It is set in Longboat Key FL. The genre is modern detective thrillers, but there are aspects of espionage thrillers to all and two of the novels are indeed espionage thrillers. The books are well written, character development is great, plots are nicely developed, and narration is consistently outstanding.
If these books were non-fiction the murder rate in Longboat Key FL, a real place, would be much higher than Detroit!
I recommend this book and the entire Matt Royal series.
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