The Paperboy Paperback
by Pete Dexter
The sun is rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call is found dead on the highway, gutted like an alligator.
A local redneck is swiftly arrested, tried and sentenced to death.
Ward James - hotshot investigative reporter - returns to his rural hometown, intrigued by the proposition from a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade.
She's armed with explosive evidence, aiming to free her convicted 'fiance'.
Together, they barrel down Florida's back roads and through its seamy underbelly in search of The Story, racing flat out into a head-on collision that will make headline news.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 07/02/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782391746