Acts of Nature

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9780525950080: Acts of Nature

Hailed for his "extraordinary" writing (Publishers Weekly) and his "incisively chiseled characters" (The New York Times), Jonathon King returns with a chilling new thriller featuring Max Freeman, the most thoughtful, well-read, and multilayered private eye hero since Spenser" (Booklist, starred review).

Craving some quiet time together, Max Freeman and Detective Sherry Richards retreat to Max’s shack deep in the Florida Everglades. No television. No cell phones. No neighbors. It seems like the perfect getaway until a violent hurricane rips through South Florida, obliterating everything in its path. And that is just the beginning of the nightmare. With Sherry severely injured and no way to call for help, the couple begins a treacherous trip back to civilization only to find that the hurricane’s devastation is the least of their worries. The isolation they sought becomes a deadly enemy as undesirables invade the Glades. Some have come to pillage and loot what remains, while others are desperate to protect secrets. All are willing to kill to get what they came for, and Max and Sherry are smack in the line of fire. Evoca- tive and gripping, Acts of Nature traces their race against time and the elements to escape before it’s too late.

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Johnathon King is the author of five critically acclaimed, award-winning novels, including The Blue Edge of Midnight, an Edgar Award winner, and Eye of Vengeance. His novels have been published all over the world, including the UK, Germany, France, Finland, Japan, Portugal, and the Netherlands.

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Max Freeman is a thinking mans PI. His lady, Sherry Richards, is a Broward County sheriffs detective. When the two attempt a few quiet days in the Everglades, they find themselves directly in the path of Hurricane Simone, an assortment of unscrupulous criminals, and deadly local wildlife. Mel Foster elevates Kings fifth Max Freeman mystery into a thoughtful demonstration of overcoming deadly odds. His intelligent narration makes Freeman a likable and accessible character. Fosters other characterizations are equally well done, and he handles the convoluted plot elements with ease, keeping the tension high and the believability higher. Kings exciting story and Fosters strong performance make this well worth a listen. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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