Gator Kill

Gator Kill

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by Bill Crider
     
 

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After he failed to find his missing sister, whose remains finally turned up in a bag in an overgrown field, Texas PI Truman Smith retired to become a housepainter on Galveston Island. But when an alligator is killed and its carcass left on display on a family friend's property, Tru is persuaded to search for the culprit. Soon the brooding gumshoe is stumbling over the

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After he failed to find his missing sister, whose remains finally turned up in a bag in an overgrown field, Texas PI Truman Smith retired to become a housepainter on Galveston Island. But when an alligator is killed and its carcass left on display on a family friend's property, Tru is persuaded to search for the culprit. Soon the brooding gumshoe is stumbling over the bodies of dead humans, is shot at and run down by a souped-up four-by-four as he's embroiled in a plot complete with crooked police, a possible land-grabbing sheme and assorted "bad guys".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012316349
Publisher:
Crossroad Press
Publication date:
03/27/2011
Series:
Truman Smith Private Eye Novels , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
402,610
File size:
334 KB

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Gator Kill 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DazThreeNine More than 1 year ago
The second of the Truman Smith Mysteries: Gator Kill takes our relentless PI into the swampy wilds of backcountry Texas. His client finds a dead, skinned Alligator on his land and wants answers. As with all the Truman Smith books, what starts out quite simple soon grows into a tangled web of deceit, intrigue, money and power. Mysterious noises are heard, strange barrels appear, bodies start appearing, and all manner of other strange goings on occur – especially when Truman is nearly run over. With cautious resolve, ingenuity and a devotion to the task, Tru’ sifts through the information, investigates all the leads and gradually works his way to the answers – which only leads him into more danger, as blackmail and dodgy dealings are uncovered. As similarly laid back and gentle a setting as the others in the series – this is nonetheless a thrilling tale, chock full of action: there’s more than a couple of guns, sorry, rifles going off, an outsized pickup with murderous thoughts and the usual cast of no good characters that mix in with the easygoing locals.
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janwil1213 More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed this book, the 2nd in the series. Very well written. I finished it in record time, because I couldn't put it down.