Blue Edge Of Midnight, The

Blue Edge Of Midnight, The

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Penguin Putnam
Featuring ex-cop Max Freeman, The Blue Edge of Midnight marks the debut of a powerful new crime series.

"The Blue Edge of Midnight is a terrific book that begins the run of a great new talent in Jonathon King. From start to finish it is full of true character and jagged surprises. King adds new dimensions of depth and substance to the modern crime novel." (Michael Connelly)

Max Freeman's old life ended on a night that will haunt him forever. The night he killed a twelve-year-old child in self-defense in a Philadelphia shootout. The night he stopped being a cop. Now he lives an existence of solitary confinement on the edge of the Florida Everglades, where he answers to no one but the demons that eat away at his conscience.

Until the night he finds the corpse of a child beside an ancient river. The night Max Freeman's past explodes into the present.

Suddenly, Freeman is thrust into the center of the search for a killer responsible for a string of grisly slayings that is baffling both local authorities and the F.B.I. Distrusted as an outsider by the longtime residents of the Glades and pulled into the case as suspect by the police, Freeman must walk a tenuous tightrope of distrust on both sides of the law. When another child goes missing, all eyes turn to Freeman-and the ex-cop, driven by his old habits and the memories of that long-ago Philadelphia midnight, knows that he has no choice but to hunt down the seemingly unstoppable murderer himself.

An electrifying story of crime, punishment, and one man's personal redemption played out against a backdrop of wild natural beauty in conflict with the modern urban world, The Blue Edge of Midnight heralds the arrival of a stunning new voice in contemporary crime fiction.

Baker & Taylor
Haunted by the past, ex-cop Max Freeman arrives in the Florida Everglades to start a new life, only to find himself embroiled in a murder investigation when he discovers the corpse of a child beside an ancient river, and fueled by the need to find redemption, Max races against time to catch a killer amidst distrust and suspicion. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Max Freeman's old life ended on a night that will haunt him forever. The night he killed a twelve-year-old child in self-defense in a Philadelphia shoot-out. The night he stopped being a cop. Now he lives an existence of solitary confinement on the edge of the Florida Everglades, where he answers to no one but the demons that eat away at his conscience.
Until the night he finds the corpse of a child beside an ancient river. The night Max Freeman's past explodes into the present.
Suddenly, Freeman is thrust into the center of the search for a killer responsible for a string of slayings that is baffling both local authorities and the FBI. Distrusted as an outsider by the longtime residents of the Glades and pulled into the case as a suspect by the police, Freeman must walk a tenuous tightrope of distrust on both sides of the law. When another child goes missing, all eyes turn to Freeman - and the ex-cop, driven by his old habits and the memories of that long-ago Philadelphia midnight, knows that he has no choice but to hunt down the seemingly unstoppable murderer himself.

Baker
& Taylor

Haunted by the past, ex-cop Max Freeman starts a new life in the Florida Everglades, only to find himself embroiled in a murder investigation when he discovers the corpse of a child, and, fueled by the need for redemption, Max races against time to catch a killer.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, .2002
ISBN: 9780525946434
0525946438
Characteristics: 259p.; 24 cm

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seaworld
Oct 12, 2015

Intense page turner.

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charlie2911
Jun 21, 2012

Disappointing and far too 'machoistic' ( is that a word ? -well, it is now !)

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