Dead Low Tide

October 31, 2020
Dead Low Tide

Dead Low Tide is an iconic early thriller from John D.MacDonald, the mastermind behind Cape Fear and the Travis McGeenovels. On the coast of Florida, a working stiff is wrongfullyaccused of murdering his boss—and must outwit one of MacDonald’ssignature villains to save his life.Introduction by Dean KoontzA college graduate and amateur fisherman, Andy McClintock isstuck toiling in the office of a construction company. But whenAndy tries to quit, his boss offers him a promotion and a raise—andthen promptly kills himself with a harpoon gun. At least, that’swhat it looks like, until the police rule it homicide—with themurder weapon belonging to Andy.The harpoon gun had been stolen out of Andy’s garage, and theboss’s wife makes the outrageous claim that she and Andy werehaving an affair. He’s been set up. To clear his name, he’ll haveto find the real killer. But Andy soon discovers that he’s upagainst more than a two-bit thief—he’s been targeted by absoluteevil, a monster with no compassion for his fellow man.