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Floater

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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
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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.

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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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