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By Jonathon King
Together with his first novel The Blue fringe of hour of darkness, Jonathon King was once praised for his "powerful storytelling" (San Diego Union-Tribune), for his "stunning" and "superb" writing (Pittsburgh Tribune), and for including "new dimensions to the trendy crime novel" (Michael Connelly). And, in a starred overview, Publishers Weekly in comparison King to James corridor, Robert Parker, and James Lee Burke. Now, in a visual Darkness, King grants one other gripping, unforgettable tale. Max Freeman is looking for shelter from the commonly used demons of his former lifestyles 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, lawyer Billy Manchester. there was a contemporary string of suspicious deaths-all aged girls, all from a terrible local, and all with great and lately sold-off coverage policies-which the police were not able, or unwilling, to enquire. Billy believes anything sinister will be at paintings, and so, to aid his good friend, Max needs to reluctantly pry the place he is not sought after, and act just like the cop he is attempting to disregard he used to be. to find an unseen killer, Max will confront not just the hazards of a forgotten Florida cityscape, however the unforeseen and darkish corners of his personal earlier to boot. jam-packed with twists, turns, and a wide ranging evocation of a hardly glimpsed underside of contemporary the US, a visual Darkness confirms Jonathon King's position on the leading edge of a brand new new release of crime novelists.
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Mr. ” I turned to face the new ranger, a man in his thirties with thick blonde hair and creases at the corners of his eyes from hours of squinting into hard sunlight. He was about six feet tall, lean and tanned and dressed in uniform. His hand came up with an envelope as he stepped up and stopped. ” I asked, taking the white business- sized letter, but not looking down from the ranger’s eyes. “You’ll have to read it, sir. A copy has also gone to your attorney. ” I said, reading from the nameplate mounted above the ranger’s pocket.
Officer down? I fumble with my keys, unlock the bottom kitchen drawer and pull my holster and 9mm out and strap the leather on. I grab my police department jacket off the hook and when I open the back door to the courtyard the winter air stings my face and I am running and still shaking the sleep out of my head when I hit the curb on Alder. M. Doc Watson’s on Eleventh is closed. Bar stragglers are gone. The street lamps on the corners near the Jefferson Hospital Library are glowing a soft orange and the block is silent but for the one urgent yelp of a siren growing louder in the distance.
At the bedroom door he stopped to listen for breathing, something under the hiss of the television, a cough, a clearing of old phlegm. Nothing. Across the hall he could smell the scent of lilac soap drifting from the bath. He stood unmoving for several minutes until he was sure. Inside, Ms. Philomena was laid out on the bed, her thin shoulders propped up on a corduroy-covered pillow. Her gray hair showed white in the TV light. Eddie could see her mouth hanging open in a slack O. The shadows on her caramel-colored skin made her eyes look sunken and her cheekbones sharp.