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A Visible Darkness
by Jonathan King

Category: Fiction / Mystery
254 pages; ISBN: 0525947140

Rating: 10/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner

Review

In West Palm Beach, Floridian Billy Manchester believes at least five elderly African-American widows have recently been murdered to collect their insurance money. The police accept the medical examiner’s official position of natural causes and the insurance companies agree, paying the benefactor.

Billy asks his buddy, disabled retired Philadelphia cop Max to investigate. The deaths involve ailing African-American widows over eighty from Fort Lauderdale, who sold their life insurance to a viatrical purchasing company. Max agrees with the assessments of the professionals that this is a waste of time, but works the streets anyway especially after meeting the daughter of one of the deceased. Soon he begins to hear noises about invisible Eddie, who even the nastiest drug dealers fear, but is he a loose cannon serial killer or an “agent” of corporate greed.

With suspense thrillers like this one and his debut THE BLUE EDGE OF MIDNIGHT, Jonathan King will become very visible to the reading public quite quickly. A VISIBLE DARKNESS is an action packed investigative tale that grips the audience because the characters are very realistic, even Eddie, who most people have met some time in their life. The chills grow though Eddie is introduced as the murderer at the beginning. A visible history of South Florida over the past century is a bonus brilliantly interwoven into the powerful plot. More novels like this winner will mean fans will recognize that this author lives up to his surname.

Harriet Klausner

 

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