By Jonathon King
Together with his first novel The Blue fringe of nighttime, 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 trendy 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 can provide one other gripping, unforgettable tale. Max Freeman is looking for shelter from the universal 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 while he gets a determined name from his ally, legal professional Billy Manchester. there was a up to date string of suspicious deaths-all aged girls, all from a bad local, and all with large and lately sold-off assurance policies-which the police were not able, or unwilling, to enquire. Billy believes anything sinister might be at paintings, and so, to aid his buddy, Max needs to reluctantly pry the place he isn't sought after, and act just like the cop he is attempting to overlook he was once. 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 prior in addition. jam-packed with twists, turns, and a wide ranging evocation of a not often glimpsed underside of recent the US, a visual Darkness confirms Jonathon King's position on the leading edge of a brand new iteration of crime novelists.
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In the crosshatching headlights the intersection is glowing and I am looking around for a familiar face when the mood and attention of the gathering shifts. For the first time I see what the backup guys are focused on. Their guns are still loosely pointed at a black man sitting on the curb. His legs are stretched out into the street. His head is bent to his chest and long ropes of braided hair are dangling into his lap. His hands are cuffed behind him and one shoulder is oddly twisted. The material of his coat sleeve is soaked and dark.
Obviously my friend thought it was time for me to come out and rejoin the world. I wasn’t sure I wanted to. “Fight it,” I finally said. M. I was back in my truck, sitting at a four-way stop in an old, unincorporated section of Broward County, Ms. Jackson’s address in my hand. The streets were numbered in progression to the west. The neighborhood was several blocks north of Sistrunk Boulevard, which was considered the main commercial strip in the community. It was here that the black merchants built thriving businesses at a time when separation was still a way of life in the Old South.
I dutifully stayed in my proper lanes, cruising south at the acceptable ten miles an hour over the speed limit, and slipped off the packed interstate onto an equally busy avenue. In downtown West Palm Beach I maneuvered through the one-way streets to a commercial block of high-rises that carried the names of banks and financial institutions on the façades. The buildings were all done in the same sandstone texture with the same contemporary block design. It was like a cookie-cutter Levittown gone vertical.
A Visible Darkness (Max Freeman Novels) by Jonathon King