- "Who else needs papers? Or can afford to pay J's prices for them, I should say. None of my business anyway."
- ―Max, on J's business.[src]
Max assists J. Jenks in his underhanded business dealings. His primary duty is to sit on the porch of an old, run-down building in Seattle and relay messages back to his boss. Though his job is basically criminal, he is well-paid.
Max was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He was hired by J. Jenks, a lawyer and part-time criminal assistant, to assist him in his underhanded business dealings; his primary duty was to sit on the porch of an old, run-down building and relay messages back to his boss.
Max is on duty when Bella appears at his location in Breaking Dawn—during her crisis with the Volturi. He is immediately attracted to her beauty, and when she smiles at him his heart rate accelerates. He expresses visible disappointment when he finds out that she is married.
Being used to working with criminals, he was initially suspicious of her, because she did not fit the description of the usual people who approached him, and wondered if she is possibly an agent of sorts that could get his boss in trouble, which would leave him unemployed. Bella persuades him to contact J; when she tells him her name is "Cullen", J has her led to his office for an immediate meeting. Bella later finds herself 'owing' Max for tipping her off about the sort of secret, illegal work that J does.
Max has crinkly black hair, dark and smooth skin, and straight white teeth. He wears exceptionally fine clothing under his long, ragged duster.
Max is always careful with his customers and cautious of people who seem suspicious; however, he has a weak knee for beautiful women.