The Blue Edge of Midnight (Max Freeman, Bk 1)
The Blue Edge of Midnight - Max Freeman, Bk 1 Author:Jonathon King With his first novel, King jumps into James W. Hall territory and lands firmly on his feet. Ex-Philadelphia cop Max Freeman, haunted by his killing of an adolescent robber, has retreated to an isolated cabin in the Florida Everglades. When he discovers the body of a kidnapped youngster, the victim of a serial killer, Freeman becomes a suspect wh... more »o can clear his name only by finding the murderer. Although this is an often-used plot device, the author's stylish prose and insider's knowledge of the sinuous, dangerous Everglades give the gimmick a fresh twist. Especially fine are the passages showing the different faces of Florida as Freeman travels between his austere cabin and the plush penthouse apartment of his Palm Beach lawyer, Billy Manchester. A scene in which Freeman seeks out a group of furtive Everglades natives in their natural habitat reeks with atmosphere.« less
Good read-about Max Freeman who is a ex-cop who kills a 12 year old in a shoot out and retires to the Florida everglades. In this story he finds a child's corpse and becomes the suspect and then a helper to solving the mystery.