T. Lynn Ocean. Southern Poison. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008.

Although she has been out of the anti-terrorist game for five years, the small print on Jersey Barnes’ government contract says that she can be recalled into service at any time. When her old handler shows up in her pub, she ends up working undercover. While looking for suspicious activity at an ammunition port outside Wilmington, Jersey uncovers one terrorist plot. But the obvious target isn’t the only one, and she stumbles upon a different scheme that hits much closer to home. In the meantime, she just begins exploring the possibility of a romance with Ox, her sexy friend and business partner, when his daughter and ex-wife arrive in town. This is the second of the Jersey Barnes mysteries and among the returning characters are computer-hacker Soup; Jersey’s dad, Spud; and her white lab, Cracker.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.


Filed under 2000-2009, 2008, Coast, Humor, Mystery, New Hanover, Novels in Series, Ocean, T. Lynn, Romance/Relationship, Suspense/Thriller

2 Responses to T. Lynn Ocean. Southern Poison. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008.

  1. Hi Jenny and thanks for including SOUTHERN POISON in the listings! I’m the author and am having so much fun writing this set of characters in the ‘Southern’ series. Just finished Southern Peril (available summer 2009) and it’s my hope that each book in the series keeps getting better! (And for anyone who hasn’t taken a look yet, these are fast-moving, action-packed adventures with lots of humor)

  2. Eileen McGrath

    It’s good to hear from you. We have just gotten in Southern Peril and I expect to have an entry for it up on this site by mid-month.