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Judge Whit Mosley is called out in the middle of the night to certify a body – but when he discovers that the dead man on the yacht is none other than the son of the powerful Senator Lucinda Hubble, Whit knows all hell is going to break loose.

Ignoring pressure from all sides to rule the death as suicide, Whit and Detective Claudia Salazar peel away the layers of corruption and cover-up behind Pete Hubble’s death, despite the danger to their careers – and their lives. But more dangerous than the shocking truth they discover is the obsessed killer who has already chosen his next victim…


Abbott's latest effort is so exciting, shrewd, and beautifully crafted that it's hard to see how it can fail to move him up several noise levels, into Crais, Lehane, Pelecanos and even Connelly territory....a book worth including on any year's best list.
Chicago Tribune
A Kiss Gone Bad rocks big time. It's an adrenaline-fueled, twist-filled thrill ride of pure, white-knuckled suspense. I read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. I skipped meals. Jeff Abbott is a master, and A Kiss Gone Bad is a marvelous page-turn
Harlan Coben
A breakthrough novel about the consequences of desire by a wonderfully talented writer.
Sharyn McCrumb
The Texas Gulf Coast has needed someone like John D. MacDonald -- someone who knows how to tap the steamy ambience of a place and fire its potential for crime fiction. In Jeff Abbott, the Gulf Coast has found its man. No one understands the darkness at t