By Jonathon King
Hailed for his “extraordinary” writing (Publishers Weekly) and his “incisively chiseled characters” (The long island Times), Jonathon King returns with a chilling new mystery that includes Max Freeman, the main considerate, well-read, and multilayered inner most eye hero due to the fact 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 cellphones. No friends. it kind of feels just like the excellent getaway till a violent typhoon rips via South Florida, obliterating every thing in its direction. and that's only the start of the nightmare. With Sherry seriously injured and no technique to demand support, the couple starts a treacherous journey again to civilization in basic terms to discover that the hurricane’s devastation is the least in their concerns. The isolation they sought turns into a dangerous enemy as undesirables invade the Glades. a few have come to pillage and loot what continues to be, whereas others are eager to safeguard 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 strains their race opposed to time and the weather to flee sooner than it’s too overdue.
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During a visit to an island on the edge of the Glades in Florida Bay, a friend showed me the knee-high osprey nests that the legendary fishing birds had built in wide- open fields. ” Sherry was quiet for a few beats when I finished the story. Maybe she thought I was making it up to mollify her. Then she turned, interrupting her stroke. “But he’ll be back, right? ” “Yeah. It’s close to hunting time for him anyway. ” With the high water we were able to paddle right up to the dock and tied off. I used the Snows’ hidden key and opened the great room and unloaded our gear and the cooler and food.
The sawgrass ran out to the western horizon like a ruffling Kansas wheat field. The texture would change and shimmer as acres of grass tops moved and danced with the shifting winds. Sherry had her profile in the breeze, her nose turned up and eyes wide. ” “Yeah. ” She didn’t turn to me or even indicate she’d heard my crack but I was watching her carefully, her eyes, the lack of tension in her shoulders. We had known each other as investigators working cases together and as lovers in the way that couples with a special chemistry enjoy.
Squires had the MP5 slung under his arm and carried it in a nonthreatening way, but a good study would see that the big man was as comfortable and proficient with the weapon as if it were a natural appendage. They were two fiftyish-looking Yankees with professional eyes on the pump and seemed to have little interest in the group stealing oil. If Venezuelan government troops showed up, the thieves and their customers would scatter. But under the eyes of the crowd, two American oil men were no threat and subsequently of little interest.