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A sheriff combs the Everglades for the charming sociopath who killed his ex-wife.

Years after their marriage collapses, Buck White splurges on Irene’s coffin. She was found floating in a cypress swamp behind a Seminole village, her beauty marred by sadistic violence, a guitar string buried so deep in her neck that it takes two autopsies to dig it out. Sheriff White knows ne
ebook, 274 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Open Road Integrated Media (first published December 1987)
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Otto Penzler
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When a series of wealthy women are found floating in Florida’s Everglades and bayous, fear assails this once peaceful community. The Miami police cannot point to a killer with any certainty, and the longer it takes them to solve the serial murders, more women wind up dead: floating in the swamplands like the rest of the killer’s victims. Once Sheriff Buck White’s ex-wife is found amongst the victims however, his vow for revenge sends him on a relentless search for a killer who feels no remorse.

Alton Motobu
Black sheriff in Florida everglades country must find his wife's murderer. But most of book concerns suave conman/kidnapper/murderer who preys on rich women and likes to drown them in the bathtub. Sheriff eventually kills him, but he was not the killer of the sheriff's wife. Erratic.
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Joseph Koenig is an author of hard-boiled fiction. A former crime reporter, he won critical acclaim and an Edgar nomination for his first novel, Floater (1986), a grimly violent story of con men, cops, and killers in the Florida Everglades. His next two novels were Little Odessa (1988), a darkly comic tale of life in New York’s Ukrainian underworld, and Smugglers Notch (1989), a story of brutal mu ...more
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