Hurricane Island, a mystery/thriller by Parker Francis

When PI Quint Mitchell reunites with an old Navy buddy for a relaxing weekend of fishing and good times with his girlfriend, he didn’t count on getting caught up in murder, kidnapping, a psychic in a purple evening gown, and a killer hurricane.

The two old friends leave Cedar Key, Florida headed for a day of fishing aboard Woody Carpenter’s fishing boat, the Island Hopper. They don’t get very far before Woody receives a call from the local police chief telling him to turn around because, “There’s been an incident at your house.”
Quint has been through some tough times in the past. In Matanzas Bay, he’s beaten and left for dead among the critters at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. And in Bring Down the Furies, the private eye runs afoul of a serial arsonist. But Quint has never had to fight the elements while dealing with a vicious drug dealer, a vivacious psychic, and the clock as Hurricane Freda bears down on the Gulf Coast.

All the action takes place in less than 24 hours in this gripping thriller. Find out why Shamus Award-winning author Michael Wiley called Hurricane Island “… the perfect storm of a mystery.”