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Author: Jonathon King Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Max Freeman Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781602830721
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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 a solitary existence on the edge of the Florida Everglades, where he answers to no one but the demons that eat away at his conscience. When he finds the corpse of a child beside an ancient river and another child goes missing, all eyes turn to Freeman. 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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 dimension of depth and substance to the modern crime novel.”

    Michael Connelly

  • “A remarkable debut. Whether taking us to the dark corners of the Everglades or the hard streets of Philadelphia, King's writing is gritty, vivid, and suspenseful. Jonathon King is a natural storyteller, and The Blue Edge of Midnight is the beginning of an exciting new series.”

    Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author

  • “With his first novel, King jumps into James W. Hall territory and lands firmly on his feet…the author’s stylish prose and insider’s knowledge of the sinuous, dangerous Everglades give the gimmick a fresh twist…skillful writing, original characters and evocative settings initiate a welcome new series.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Nick Sullivan expertly portrays former Philly cop Max Freeman, who is wrenched from his hermetic life in the Florida Everglades when he finds the body of a kidnapped child…Max's conflicted character is captured in Sullivan's muscular reading of this Edgar Award-winning novel.”


  • “A fine fit of setting with action.”


  • “The sense of place and the memorable main characters carry the plot without major doses of intense violence or language.”

    School Library Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 4/13/2011

    " Great start for a series opener! I liked that there was action all throughout (even if some of it was flashback). It really didn't lull for any length of time and it explained pretty much everything that was going on. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the series. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 3/20/2011

    " A good, well-written, fast-moving, fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse | 2/24/2011

    " Not a bad thriller - read it so long ago, can't remember details .... memory is fading ..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 2/11/2010

    " A killer is loose on the fringes of the Everglades. Add a ubiquitous ex-cop, his likeable lawyer friend, some lunatic gladesmen, and you've got a pretty good weekender. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 2/8/2010

    " I read this book quite some time ago and the descriptions of the Everglades still stick with me. Good mystery and characters too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 11/30/2009

    " Ecoterrorism in the Florida everglades. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/24/2009

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Max Freeman (first in series); ex-Philly cop who moved to Florida after killing youth in self-defense, gets caught up in killings of children in the Everglades

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 1/21/2009

    " rich descriptions of everglades and its inhabitants, good plot,enjoyed it, will definitely look for more mysteries by king "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/27/2008

    " Good thriller. One of those junk food, no-brainer books that are fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 7/17/2008

    " Exciting PI series...good natural history of the everglades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 6/23/2008

    " The first of the Max Freeman novels and an excellent introduction to him and other denizens of the Everglades of Florida. He must prove he didn't kill a child shot with his own gun. Does someone want him off the river permanently? "

About the Author

Jonathon King is the Edgar Award–winning author of the Max Freeman crime series set in the Everglades and on the hard streets of urban South Florida. In his previous career as a journalist, he was a police and court reporter for twenty-four years with the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale and the Philadelphia Daily News.

About the Narrator

Nick Sullivan has narrated audiobooks for over twenty years and has recorded over four hundred titles. An Audie Award winner, he is also the recipient of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. His TV and film credits include The Good Wife, The Affair, Bull, Boardwalk Empire, 30 Rock, Our Idiot Brother, and Private Life.