When a pregnant federal judge is abducted, Max Freeman pursues an eccentric gang deep into a hidden world he kws better than most: the shadowy waterways of the Florida Everglades US district judge Diane Manchester has looked across the courtroom into the eyes of evil before. But today, as she presides over the extradition hearing of a torious Colombian drug lord, she is also eight months pregnant. Her chair is uncomfortable, her robe is constrictive, and her due date is fast approaching. If she shows a single sign of weakness, Diane risks jeopardizing the biggest trial of her career and setting a vicious murderer free. In seconds, her situation takes a harrowing turn for the worse. Walking to her favorite lunch spot, Diane is grabbed off the street, thrown into the back of a white van, blindfolded, and threatened with death. She has idea who her kidnappers are or what they want. Maintaining a strict code of silence, they refuse to give her even the smallest glimmer of hope. But Diane's captors have overlooked a crucial detail: Her husband, Billy, is the employer and best friend of Max Freeman, Philadelphia cop turned South Florida private investigator. Tossing off the rule of law, Freeman sets out to determine which of a rogues' gallery of suspects took Diane-and to save her and her unborn child before it's too late. Jonathon King captures the intrigue, lyrical beauty, and darkness of the Florida Everglades better than any other writer I kw of. -James Lee Burke King adds new dimensions of depth and substance to the modern crime vel. -Michael Connelly Jonathon King is an Edgar Award-winning mystery velist and the creator of the bestselling Max Freeman crime series. Born in Lansing, Michigan, in the 1950s, King worked as a crime reporter in Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale for twenty-four years before becoming a full-time velist. Along with the seven books of the Max Freeman series, King has authored the thriller Eye of Vengeance (2007) and the historical vel The Styx (2009).
Jonathon King is an Edgar Award winning mystery novelist and the creator of the bestselling Max Freeman crime series. Born in Lansing, Michigan, in the 1950s, King worked as a crime reporter in Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale for twenty-four years before becoming a full-time novelist. Along with the seven books of the Max Freeman series, King has authored the thriller Eye of Vengeance (2007) and the historical novel The Styx (2009).