Rising Fury, an Explosive Action Thriller by Wayne Stinnett

The Bottom Line: Can you think of a better way to spend a few hours than with sunny killing machine Jesse McDermitt in the Florida Keys? Read it.

Retired Marine-turned-charter boat captain Jesse McDermitt is back for another adventure. As thriller characters go, Jesse isn’t all that unique. His skills as a sniper, diver and sailor are simply table stakes. What makes Wayne Stinnett’s highly entertaining book series so much fun? His ability to completely inhabit Jesse’s world of sun and sea. It’s a great escape.



In Rising Fury, Jesse watches a slow-moving shrimp trawler as it serenely cruises by, far out on the Gulf, at the edge of the three-mile limit. The tranquility of the moment is shattered when the trawler is demolished in an enormous explosion. What caused the explosion and why was a woman from Jesse’s past on board?

Jesse & co. take their explosive investigation from Miami to Key West, then across the water to Fort Myers. This quick, highly satisfying read is a perfect entry point for newcomers.

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