|Gator Kill (1992) [Novel]|
by Bill Crider
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Series: Truman Smith
(From the publisher):
Fred Benton has a problem, and he knows just the man to make it go away: Truman Smith. And in spite of himself, Smith wants to help, wants to do something other than housepainting. Nice, safe jobs that don't carry a load of guilt with them, don't remind him that when his sister needed him, he'd failed.
So now he is in the swamps an hour west of Houston, looking at the skinned gator left to rot by a poacher. Maybe. Because a lot of strange things are happening on Fred Benton's land. Late night phone calls. Noises in the darkness -- loud, unsettling noises. It is clear that someone wants Fred and his wife out of the way. But who? And why?
And were the rifle shots just a warning, or did someone mean to kill Tru now that he is poking around in places where people tend to mind their own business ... and don't take kindly to strangers asking questions?
Something is happening in the swamps on Fred Benton's property, something worth risking the heat and mud and bellowing gators. Something worth killing for.
And the killing has begun...
Original title: Gator Kill
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective