Book three of the bestselling Max Freeman mystery series: Max seeks to uncover the twisted truth behind an eighty-year-old triple homicide In the 1920s, three of Mark Mayes's ancestors left to help build the first road through the Everglades-backbreaking labor from which they never returned. Now, decades later, Mayes has discovered letters that point to murder as the cause of their disappearance, and he hires Max Freeman to get to the bottom of it all. But as Freeman follows the trail of evidence, he incurs the wrath of the corporation that built the road, and finds that the murder case may not be as cold as everyone assumed. Freeman's search takes him to the heart of the Everglades to reveal the truth behind the murders-and put a stop to a cycle of violence three generations in the making. "Backs up its detailed police procedure with entertaining, quirky characters . . . You'll feel right with [Max] at the scene of the crime." -People "Captures the intrigue, lyrical beauty, and darkness of the Florida Everglades better than any other writer." -James Lee Burke Jonathon King is an Edgar Award-winning mystery novelist and the creator of the bestselling Max Freeman crime series. Born in Lansing, Michigan, in the 1950s, King worked as a crime reporter in Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale for twenty-four years before becoming a full-time novelist. Along with the six books of the Max Freeman series, King has also authored the thriller Eye of Vengeance (2007) and the historical novel The Styx (2009). He lives in south Florida.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.