The King Tides

The King Tides

Reality and illusion blur for an ex-Navy SEAL investigating a deadly case of stalking in this page-turner that Michael Connelly calls “a hundred percent adrenaline rush disguised as a detective novel.”

Nicki Pearl is the perfect daughter—every parent’s dream. And that of strangers, too. Wherever she goes, she’s being watched. Each stalker is different from the last, except for one thing—their alarming obsession with Nicki.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Nicki’s father is turning to someone who can protect her: retired private detective and ex–Navy SEAL Jon Lancaster. Teaming up with FBI agent and former abduction victim Beth Daniels, Lancaster can help—his way. He’s spent most of his career dispatching creeps who get off on terrorizing the vulnerable. Unlicensed, and unrestricted, he plays dirty…But this case is unusual. Why so many men? Why this one girl? Does Nicki have something to hide? Or do her parents?

Trawling the darkest depths of southern Florida, Lancaster faces a growing tide of secrets and deception. And the deeper he digs, the more he realizes that finding the truth won’t be easy. Because there’s more to this case than meets the eye.

Title:The King Tides
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781503901698
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About James Swain

James Swain is the national best selling author of seventeen mystery novels, and has been published in twelve different languages. His books have been chosen as Mysteries of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have received three Barry Award nominations, a Florida Book Award for Fiction, and France’s prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Fiction. Born in Huntingto


    The King Tides Reviews

  • Gregory Attaway

    Cliche. Cliche. Cliche. For starters, Swain uses cliches in is writing as if he's got a cliche reference book. The plot twists were also cliche, as was the dialogue style, the dialogue itself, and the...

  • Skip

    I'm happy to have read this for free (Amazon Prime First Reads) because I love James Swain's books. I have read all but one. This one was pretty weak. It stars Jon Lancaster, an ex-Navy Seal, who beco...

  • Laura

    This was my freebie for the month of July and I have to say I really wish I had picked a different one. It feels mean to disparage something with such good intentions but the writing was just bad. I f...

  • Jim A

    Another outstanding crime thriller from James Swain. Jon Lancaster, ex SEAL and ex cop, is a private investigator. His fee? Something for his house. He's called on to investigate the reasons so many m...

  • Tina Bailey

    It could have been better.I really dislike giving bad reviews because I know every writer deserves recognition for putting themselves out here. This book was irritating in the fact that it was so repe...

  • Pattyh

    Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview The King Tides by James Swain. The plot is intricate and absorbing, the characters are developed and interesting, and the plot is fast paced.An ex-na...

  • Steve

    I am a huge fan of James Swain. All his characters are well fleshed out and honor bound. Swain's characters are people you want on your side when trouble strikes - and it always does. In King Tides, J...

  • Tera

    Wow. This was awful.Where do I start? The writing felt amateur and the story was forced. The characters were underdeveloped with basic, predictable personality traits. Honestly, I don't usually review...

  • Rhonda Lomazow

    Page turnerVery enjoyable novel detailing horrific abductions of female victims by a couple of serial killers,which are tied to pornography fixations.Who are the bad guys is the central question of th...

  • Heather

    Pure lazinessThis story could have been good had the author done just a little bit of research. It’s clear he didn’t so there are holes in the plot you could drive a semi through. Do NOT read this...