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A killing night, Jonathon King

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A killing night
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A killing night
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Jonathon King
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eng
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Max Freeman is at a crossroads. No longer content to live in self-imposed isolation, he hops onboard when Detective Sherry Richards asks for his P.I. expertise to nail an ex-cop she suspects of killing several young women. But there's a problem. One of the suspects - a former brother-in-blue - once saved Max's life. Max's search for the truth will take him back to the streets where he will dig into his fellow officer's troubled past - and come face-to-face with his own
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  • Someone is killing the women bartenders of Broward County, Florida. Max Freeman, a former Philadelphia cop, is lured by his ex-lover, detective Sherry Richards, into helping with the investigation. In the first three novels in King's award-winning series, Freeman was lying low in a stilt shack in the Everglades, trying to put his life back together. Now he is living in a more conventional beach cottage, but he seems to be asking for trouble. The case is rife with conflicts: he must work with a woman who trampled his barely mended heart, and the leading suspect is one of his former cop buddies. The earlier installments of King's adventures--The Blue Edge of Midnight (2002), A Visible Darkness (2003), and Shadow Men (2004)--were masterpieces of atmosphere and characterization. This one has lost a huge chunk of atmospheric appeal with the hero's move to the cottage (can't hold a candle to the shack in the middle of the Everglades), but Freeman's character is still quirky and complicated, and the plotting remains -eerily precise. -- Connie Fletcher (BookList, 01-01-2005, p827)
  • In his fourth outing (after 2004's Shadow Men ), King's pensive hero, Florida PI Max Freeman, spends more time tooling around Fort Lauderdale and his native Philadelphia than in his beloved Everglades. Max is protecting a dozen immigrant cruise ship employees, who were injured in a boiler explosion, while his pal, attorney Billy Manchester, tries to exact additional compensation for them from the ship's owners. Then Fort Lauderdale police detective Sherry Richards, a former lover and colleague, asks Max's help in tracking down Philadelphia ex-cop Colin O'Shea, whom Sherry suspects killed three pretty female bartenders. Max takes on the job, though he doubts O'Shea, with whom he once worked, is the guilty party. King skillfully alternates between the search for the murderer on the one hand and Max's attempts to guard the ship employees on the other. Max returns to Philadelphia, where he learns more about O'Shea and allays some of his personal demons. Though King's basic plots aren't particularly original, his smooth pacing, which creates tension, vivid place descriptions (for instance, a haunting search through a swamp) and insight into human behavior make this series a welcome addition to the Florida PI subgenre. Agent, Philip Spitzer. (Mar. 21) FYI: King's debut, The Blue Edge of Midnight, won an Edgar Award. --Staff (Reviewed February 7, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 6, p46)
  • A phone call from an ex-lover cop asking for help in catching a rogue policeman leads Philadelpha cop–turned–Everglades private investigator Max Freemen on a trail back to Philadelphia and repressed memories and then back to Florida and murderous confusion. King, a veteran journalist in both Philadelphia and Florida, is a skilled plotter and creator of sharply delineated characters. He moves easily from gritty street scenes to lyric descriptions of swamp and seacoast. Max, too, moves from the angst of the earlier books (e.g., Shadow Men ) to an increased engagement with the world. That this world is full of crooks and danger is, in King's hands, vividly realized. Recommended for most crime fiction collections.—Roland Person, emeritus, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale --Roland Person (Reviewed March 1, 2005) (Library Journal, vol 130, issue 4, p70)
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134880
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King, Jonathon
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813/.6
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Max Freeman mysteries
Series volume
0004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freeman, Max (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Young women
  • Ex-police officers
  • Policewomen
  • Florida
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A killing night, Jonathon King
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
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24 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780525948650
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(hardcov.)
Lccn
2004021335
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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MYSTERY
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  • ocm56517381
  • OCoLC
Label
A killing night, Jonathon King
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780525948650
Isbn Type
(hardcov.)
Lccn
2004021335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
  • ocm56517381
  • OCoLC

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