Razormouth: A Novel of Blood in the Sea

Category: Thriller

Author: Howard Butcher


  • Publisher: Deep Reef Books
  • Publication Date: January 14, 2022
  • Page Count: 449
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  • ISBN-13: 9781737960300
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Aja and Seabrook are two marine biologists who have recently become engaged. Their work in the Gulf Stream waters by the Bimini Islands leads them to a staggering discovery. A large leatherback sea turtle has been found bitten in half by an unknown creature. The bite marks on the turtle are unlike any apex predators, which forces marine biologists to think about the possibility of a completely new species present in the deep blue sea. As they set out to research their findings, the dead body of an unknown man washes up on their dock with questionable blood. This series of bizarre incidents takes the couple to the dangerous underworld of Colombian drug cartels and hitmen, which they must navigate with the strength of their love and their knowledge of the sea if they will make it out alive.

Razormouth: A Novel of Blood in the Sea by Howard Butcher is a fast-paced, thrilling novel about two lovers who must fight against all odds to discover the truth behind a mystery. Butcher weaves a twisty plot that combines spectacular elements of the ocean, crime, and adventure to keep readers on the edge of their seats. The book takes on an astonishing twist after hitmen begin showing up looking for a missing man and millions of dollars’ worth of money. As they read along, readers will observe the intricate plot points, the detailed writing, and the author’s gift for setting as it takes center stage in the story.

This book is the perfect for sea lovers and anyone looking for a story that is imaginative and immersive. It offers poignant insights into marine life and the work associated with it, and Butcher expertly informs and teaches about the working life in the sea. It is suspenseful, well-paced, and featuring characters that instantly catch the attention of readers and pull them into the story. 

Reviewed by Kim Calderon Review Date: November 25, 2021

Category: Thriller


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