By Jonathon King
Hailed for his “extraordinary” writing (Publishers Weekly) and his “incisively chiseled characters” (The long island Times), Jonathon King returns with a chilling new mystery that includes Max Freeman, the main considerate, well-read, and multilayered deepest eye hero considering 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 acquaintances. it kind of feels just like the ideal getaway till a violent typhoon rips via South Florida, obliterating every little thing in its direction. and that's just the start of the nightmare. With Sherry significantly injured and no option to demand support, the couple starts 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 dangerous enemy as undesirables invade the Glades. a few have come to pillage and loot what is still, whereas others are wanting to defend secrets and techniques. All are keen 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 strains their race opposed to time and the weather to flee sooner than it’s too past due.
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They probably were not used to seeing those same men fall to the ground while strangers backed away, watching them intently, weapons still at the ready. Squires was in his position for cover fire, walking backward in a low squat with the MP5 sweeping for movement. Harmon snapped the briefcase closed and picked it up, his Colt still out in his hand, but useless at this range if anyone from the pipeline should start firing. But men were not his fear and the fact that he was again walking away from a dead man who just moments ago had had a gun barrel at his throat only reinforced that odd mentality.
I squeeze Sherry harder, the muscles of my arms starting to ache from holding her so tightly but I cannot help it. “She’ll hang together, babe,” I say yet again, maybe trying to convince myself as much as Sherry. We have already heard parts of the second building or maybe the deck planking itself come ripping off, hard-bitten nails screeching as they were yanked at an angle from the trusses. We have heard sheets of the tin roofing being peeled off by the fingers of the wind and sent flipping away with the almost musical waffling sound of an old flopping saw blade and then the cymbal crash of it smashing against something.
With their propeller airplane engines mounted on the back to provide the push, the boats can glide across the water and over even the thickest patches of grasses and small-diameter trees. Having slapped down the vegetation on the most frequently used trails, they have effectively created six-foot-wide waterways cutting through the grasslands. We took advantage. The open-water strips make canoeing a simpler task but beware if one of the wind machines catches you on its freeway at high speed. The safe part is that the raw, ripping sound of an airboat engine at full throttle can be heard a quarter mile away, which gives you plenty of time to ease your canoe off into the sawgrass to avoid being swamped or run over.