About the Book
Rodger Kriger, a prominent citizen with a wife and six children, answers the doorbell of their Palm Beach home one night in 1976, and is hit by a fatal shotgun blast. An ambitious prosecutor despises Mitt Hecher, a hoodlum and karate expert, and gets him indicted. At Hecher’s trial, fellow jail inmates testify that he confessed. He is convicted and sentenced to the brutal and anarchic state prison at Raiford. Judges repeatedly frustrate Hecher and several attorneys working, without fees, to get a new trial for him. Meanwhile, his wife contracts a deadly disease as investigators pursue many scenarios. Was Hecher innocent, and if so, who did it? Did the sons of a wealthy Cuban kill Kriger? Were the operators of a gambling enterprise out to get him? Was a love triangle the basis for the shooting? Did a vicious underworld figure do the bidding of a criminal gang? Was a prominent politician behind the slaying? Those are the questions seeking answers amid the exploration of issues of justice and power. Murder in Palm Beach is the saga of a battle between a man whose swagger has sent him spiraling to the bottom and powerful, sinister forces determined to keep him there. It is a story of redemption wrapped in a mystery tale reeking with power, sex, violence, and romance. In the thin guise of fiction, the book contains shocking new information, never before made public, about the killer and the person behind the assassination.
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