VJ Books Announces James W. Hall as Author of the Month with the Book Release of “Going Dark”

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Edgar and Shamus award-winning author James W. Hall releases the latest PI Thorn series novel--Going Dark--December 2013.

Going Dark by author james w hall autographed

Going Dark - James W. Hall

Hall shifts among the skillfully drawn characters, each uncertain of which ends justify extreme means, as the action races toward a literally explosive climax at the nuclear plant.

James W. Hall is the author of four books of poetry, fourteen novels in his Thorn series, and six other non-series books. His most recent novel, Going Dark, was just released December 3, 2013.

“Hall is one of those rare thriller writers who can build character as he ratchets tension, who can do no-holds-barred action scenes with panache and, in the midst of bedlam, never lose sight of nuance. All those skills are on display here, as Hall assembles a full-bodied supporting cast whose stories hold our interest as much as Thorn’s attempt to save his son without helping to bring about a South Florida version of Chernobyl. A fine thriller on every level.” —Booklist

Though a native of Kentucky, Hall has lived most of his life in Florida, where he established himself as one of the foremost authors of crime in the Sunshine State. Originally a poet, he began writing crime fiction in the mid-1980s, publishing his first novel, Under Cover of Daylight--a murder mystery starring a Key West fisherman named Thorn. Hall teaches writing at Florida International University, and lives with his wife Evelyn. He may be reached through his website, on Twitter and Facebook.

About "Going Dark"

The Earth Liberation Front, known as ELF, is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists scattered around the country. These extremists take a "by any means necessary" approach to defending the planet. In the last decade ELF has been responsible for close to a hundred million dollars in damage mainly through arson. The FBI ranks them, along with other Eco-radicals, as the number one homegrown terrorist threat.

Flynn Moss, Thorn’s newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami which has its sights on Turkey Point, the largest nuclear power plant in the state. This ELF group has concocted a non-violent plan to shut the nuke plant down—nothing more than a huge publicity stunt to call attention to the dangers of nuclear power. But unbeknownst to some in the group, there are other members with a far more violent scheme in mind—to cause a radioactive catastrophe rivaling Chernobyl or Fukushima.

Praise for "Going Dark":

Hall shifts among the skillfully drawn characters, each uncertain of which ends justify extreme means, as the action races toward a literally explosive climax at the nuclear plant. The result is both thoughtful and white-knuckle tense. (Publisher's Weekly Starred Review)

VJ Books is offering autographed copies of Going Dark, as well as many other signed James W. Hall titles, many at special “Author of the Month” pricing.

About VJ Books

VJ Books has specialized in signed and collectible modern fiction for nearly 20 years. Each month VJ Books’ customers are able to choose from dozens of autographed books from some of the most exciting, highly acclaimed authors in the areas of mystery, suspense, science fiction and modern literature. Additionally, they continue to offer an impressive selection of back list, rare, out-of-print, and special edition titles.

Virginia Lenneville
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