By Jonathon King
Hailed for his “extraordinary” writing (Publishers Weekly) and his “incisively chiseled characters” (The manhattan Times), Jonathon King returns with a chilling new mystery that includes Max Freeman, the main considerate, well-read, and multilayered deepest eye hero when you consider that Spenser” (Booklist, starred review). yearning a few quiet time jointly, Max Freeman and Detective Sherry Richards retreat to Max’s shack deep within the Florida Everglades. No tv. No mobile phones. No acquaintances. it kind of feels just like the excellent getaway till a violent typhoon rips via South Florida, obliterating every little thing in its course. and that's only the start of the nightmare. With Sherry significantly injured and no technique to demand support, the couple starts a treacherous journey again to civilization basically to discover that the hurricane’s devastation is the least in their concerns. The isolation they sought turns into a perilous enemy as undesirables invade the Glades. a few have come to pillage and loot what continues to be, whereas others are eager to defend secrets and techniques. All are prepared to kill to get what they got here for, and Max and Sherry are smack within the line of fireplace. Evoca- tive and gripping, Acts of Nature lines their race opposed to time and the weather to flee prior to it’s too past due.
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That’s when the child pulled a 9mm from his baggy shorts and fired a round into Sherry’s husband’s heart. Freak tragedy. Never should have happened. It’s something you never forget if you’re the loved one left behind. All that crap about closure and moving on doesn’t remove the memory cells that live in a human brain. I’d seen Jimmy return in Sherry’s eyes a few times since we’d been together and I was still at a loss for how to react. Maybe she was thinking of him, what she was missing. Maybe she was thinking of what it would be like to be with someone who was the opposite of him.
He shook his head and wondered again why he ever thought of using these kids on these burglary gigs. The fact that they would do almost anything you asked without hesitation was their only redeeming value. That plus he needed someone to help do the heavy lifting. But one day they were going to put him in the weeds, he thought as he moved down the hall toward the master suite. Then there’d be no more Miami-Dade Correctional Center for him. He’d be riding straight up to Raiford Prison. He looked at his watch again.
The extra cash in his pockets in addition to his professional fee would ensure that no report or even a vague memory of the incident would remain. Harmon’s only regret was that in the interest of the company’s unwritten policy—what happens there stays there—he’d had to instruct the pilot to sweep low over the middle of an inland lake where he and Squires wrapped their used weapons in Harmon’s bullet-pocked jacket and tossed the bundle out the door. He hated having to do that with the little Colt.