By Jonathon King
Along with his first novel The Blue fringe of middle of the night, Jonathon King used to be praised for his "powerful storytelling" (San Diego Union-Tribune), for his "stunning" and "superb" writing (Pittsburgh Tribune), and for including "new dimensions to the fashionable crime novel" (Michael Connelly). And, in a starred assessment, Publishers Weekly in comparison King to James corridor, Robert Parker, and James Lee Burke. Now, in a visual Darkness, King supplies one other gripping, unforgettable tale. Max Freeman is looking for safe haven from the prevalent demons of his former existence as a Philadelphia police officer, in his secluded shack deep within the Everglades. yet his self-imposed isolation is inter-rupted whilst he gets a determined name from his ally, legal professional Billy Manchester. there was a contemporary string of suspicious deaths-all aged girls, all from a negative local, and all with large and lately sold-off coverage policies-which the police were not able, or unwilling, to enquire. Billy believes whatever sinister might be at paintings, and so, to assist his buddy, Max needs to reluctantly pry the place he isn't sought after, and act just like the cop he is attempting to fail to remember he used to be. to find an unseen killer, Max will confront not just the risks of a forgotten Florida cityscape, however the unforeseen and darkish corners of his personal earlier besides. packed with twists, turns, and a wide ranging evocation of a hardly glimpsed underside of recent the USA, a visual Darkness confirms Jonathon King's position on the leading edge of a brand new iteration of crime novelists.
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McCane took my hand in a heavy, dry handshake. “Frank McCane. ” I nodded. He had gray hair cut short to the scalp and looked to be in his mid-fifties. His face had a florid, jowly look. His nose had a broken bend as if from a quick meeting with a bottle. It also held a web of striated veins from a longer association with the same. But his facial features were overpowered by his eyes; pale gray to the point of being nearly colorless. They gave the impression of soaking in all the light that entered their field and reflecting back none.
Only one of the companies, a small, independent firm, had agreed to send out a representative. We were meeting him for lunch. “I am s-sorry, M-Max. I’m asking too m-much. ” Billy said. “You decide. ” Billy was not an ungracious man. I looked at him when he said it. I know he felt my eyes on him. “This is w-why I need your help,” was his only response. As we approached Arturo’s, one of Billy’s favorite sidewalk cafes, I could see a tall, thick-bodied man pacing the curb in front. From a distance I thought of one of those Russian nesting dolls, rounded at the top and sloping down to a wide, heavy base.
This is w-why I need your help,” was his only response. As we approached Arturo’s, one of Billy’s favorite sidewalk cafes, I could see a tall, thick-bodied man pacing the curb in front. From a distance I thought of one of those Russian nesting dolls, rounded at the top and sloping down to a wide, heavy base. Ten steps closer and I thought: lineman. His muscled neck melted down from the ears into thick shoulders and then, like a lava flow, down through the arms and belly, settling in the buttocks and thighs.
A Visible Darkness (Max Freeman Novels) by Jonathon King