Max Freeman is seeking refuge from the familiar demons of his former life as a Philadelphia police officer in his secluded shack deep in the Everglades. But his self-imposed isolation is interrupted when he receives a desperate call from his best friend, attorney Billy Manchester. There has been a recent string of homicides - all elderly women, all from a poor neighbourhood, and all with sizeable and recently sold-off insurance policies. The police investigation is going nowhere, and Billy suspects something sinister may be at work. So, to help his friend, Max must reluctantly pry where he's not wanted, and act like the cop he's trying to forget he was. To discover an unseen killer, Max will confront not only the dangers of a forgotten Florida cityscape, but also the unexpected and dark corners of his own past.
Jonathon King was a journalist for over twenty years. He covered crime and then became an award-winning news feature writer for the Florida Sun-Sentinel. In 2004 he gave up journalism to write fiction full time. He is married with two children and lives in Florida.