blood island

What’s happening on this island will make your blood run cold.


Matt Royal never has to look far for excitement. Excitement—and sometimes trouble—has a way of finding him first. But for this fun-loving lawyer turned beach bum, things are about to get serious. Dead serious.


When his ex-wife asks for help in tracking down her stepdaughter, last seen in Matt’s hometown of Longboat Key, Matt agrees to do a little searching. But what looks like the case of one missing girl turns out to be something much bigger—and much more dangerous.


Enlisting the aid of his buddies Jock Algren and Logan Hamilton, Matt launches a full-speed-ahead search that leads from Longboat Key to Key West to an ominous strip of land called Blood Island.


But this is no island paradise. Blood Island is home base to a cult of religious zealots. And they’re making devastating plans that could change the world forever.


Bullets fly, and as the clock ticks down, it will be up to Matt to make sure that what happens on Blood Island stays on Blood Island.

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Matt Royal has retired from being a lawyer and lives much like a beach bum in Longboat Key, Florida. Trouble seems to find him. His ex wife Laura, whom he still loves, comes down to Florida asking him to search for her stepdaughter. Although the stepdaughter is eighteen, she hasn’t called home in three weeks and this is not like her. Laura tells Matt that she never stopped loving her, but she also loves her current husband. He knows it and agrees to try and find Peggy.

Enlisting the aid of his friend Logan he begins to search and the bodies begin to pile up. Then Laura pops up missing as well.

A hang up traced to a bar in Florida gives Matt and Logan their first real clue. This leads to Yardley who claims he is a wealthy lonely man who picks up younger people and pays their way for a few days and then goes on his way. Yeah right. No one believes that one. Especially when Yardley is shot shortly after talking to Matt and Logan. Not to mention as Matt and Logan leave Yardley’s they are shot at and have to ditch the car and run for their lives. What is going on? Is this all over a missing girl? What did Peggy step into? The trail leads to an evangelist. What does he have to do with this?

I was hooked on page one, when Matt finds a body in a friend’s Bird Sanctuary. BLOOD ISLAND is a fast paced, easy read, action packed thriller. It can be read in one sitting, such as in an airport. It is a little hokey, but the overall excitement and pace of the book make up for it! I loved it!

On a scale from 1 to 5, I give it a 5.

Dr. Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt

H. Terrell Griffith's BLOOD ISLAND is as thrilling, fast-paced and every bit as much fun as any roller coaster ever designed!

When lawyer turned beach lover Matt Royal's ex-wife and forever love of his life asks him to look into the disappearance of her step-daughter, Matt puts his contacts and his skills to work to find her.  The search for Peggy leads him into the world of a religious cult headed by a leader with questionable mental stability and possibly a devious plan to bring on the end of the world.  Not only does Matt need to find and save Peggy, but he must stop this group from causing horrible destruction simply to make a point. 

Just when time is getting scarce, Matt finds out his ex-wife needs him to find Peggy very quickly for a very pressing and personal reason.  Matt needs to find Peggy before it's too late, but when all  his contacts start showing up dead after he talks to them about her, finding her gets harder.

BLOOD ISLAND has a fast pace that kept me enthralled and made me breathless trying to keep up!! Whoever first said "Buckle up--this is going to be a wild ride!" must have read BLOOD ISLAND!  This is a fantastic story! I can't wait for more from Matt Royal and H. Terrell Griffith!

Laine Estep

Blood Island is Florida Deco fiction at its best and stakes out a solid chunk of literary beachfront for author H. Terrell Griffin.  Mr. Griffin's knowledge of law and his sense of story rival Grisham's best.

Randy Wayne White, New York Times best-selling author of Black Widow

Blood Island is full of Florida flavor and spiced with tension and humor.

James O. Born, author of Burn Zone

Blood Island is a damned good story well told.

David Hagberg, best-selling author of Allah’s Scorpion