The Alligator Man
Review: Roy Johnson gained enormous wealth as the CEO of Dynatron. He left the company with over $100 million just before it went bankrupt and closed its doors leaving all the employees without jobs, their pensions, and health insurance. Johnson and his wife of two years lived in a lovely mansion set back from the road right on the water where the canal opened out onto Florida Bay, amid the serenity of the swamp, the tall pines, the cypress and cedars. When Johnsonís wife reported him missing to Carlisle Buchanan, the local auxiliary police officer, the only representative of the Sheriffís office in Gladestown, he had only been gone one night. Plus, Carlisle was surprised to hear that Johnsonís body guards didnít know his whereabouts. His wife said he liked to have a little wine in the evening and then would take a walk down the road that led to the city. The recent drought caused alligators to cross the road to get from one swamp to the other. Carlisle had been born and raised in Gladestown so he knew all about the canals, rivers and swamp lands. He even had his own airboat. In his search for Johnson, Carlisle found a couple of pieces of clothing that Johnsonís wife identified as his, plus his wallet. When this information became publish, the press immediately dubbed the missing Johnson as The Alligator Man, a stand-alone legal thriller by James Sheehan.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of The Alligator Man.
Acknowledgment: Susan Schwartzman Public Relations provided a copy of The Alligator Man for this review.
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Location(s) referenced in The Alligator Man: Florida
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The Alligator Man by James Sheehan
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