Swindle's flair for edgy suspense is sharply defined in this successor, which challenges Dallas homicide detective Jeb Quinlin with a perplexing and far-reaching case. Newspaper reporter Richard Carlisle is not liked or admired by his colleagues. When his body is discovered by the side of a road, no one sheds any tears. What the autopsy report reveals, however, catches Detective Quinlin's attention. Instead of a bullet or knife, the unlucky reporter was murdered by an injection of snake venom.
Howard Swindle, news editor for the Dallas Morning News, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and an Edgar Award nominee. Jitter Joint is a stunning novel of suspense which showcases his razor-sharp talent for creating character and mood. Dallas homicide detective Jeb Quinlin has hit the end of booze boulevard. To keep his job, he must check into a residential treatment clinic. Jeb's road to recovery is jolted, however, when two murders occur in the facility.