By Jonathon King
Hailed for his “extraordinary” writing (Publishers Weekly) and his “incisively chiseled characters” (The big apple Times), Jonathon King returns with a chilling new mystery that includes Max Freeman, the main considerate, well-read, and multilayered deepest eye hero considering 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 mobile phones. No buddies. it sort of feels just like the excellent getaway until eventually a violent storm rips via South Florida, obliterating every thing in its direction. and that's only the start of the nightmare. With Sherry significantly injured and no solution to demand support, the couple starts off a treacherous journey again to civilization merely 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 is still, whereas others are desirous 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 fireside. Evoca- tive and gripping, Acts of Nature lines their race opposed to time and the weather to flee ahead of it’s too overdue.
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Sherry used a strong paddle in the front, her back and shoulders flexing each time she reached out and grabbed at the next purchase of water and pulled it back, the strings of muscle in her triceps and forearms tight as cable. But she was still a novice. She steered the canoe like she was on the inner- city streets or in a pursuit chase, looking ahead to the next obvious turn in the river and then heading the bow in a direct, point-to-point line. I could tell her a dozen times to watch the current and just let the boat flow with the water, sometimes down the middle gut of the stream, sometimes in the deeper water running stronger near the edge.
Never entered my mind. ” I’d worked Marci’s case from a different angle, and although the ending was perhaps acceptable, Sherry and I had been at odds while searching for her stalker and hadn’t come together until the end. In the dark nights that followed, sitting in the turquoise blue light of Sherry’s backyard pool, we had decided that if we were going to make it as lovers and friends we were going to have to do some mutual discovering. The idea of a short hibernation, in that sense, was shared.
But it was like telling someone how to drive, a strong-willed someone. She had stopped glancing back at my suggestions and now simply ignored me. Her action had its intended effect. I shut up. Now, only at times would I quietly call out “turtles to the right” when I spotted a crop of yellow-bellies sunning themselves on a downed tree trunk or “snout on the left in the pool” when I saw a gator’s arched eye sockets and nostrils floating on the mirror-flat surface of a pond of water off the main channel.