Story of ""Florida crackers"" on the upper Suwannee River, a story of men and women who make their own laws, of a justified killing and a manhunt. The Okefenokee Swamp makes a gruesome background for the search for a murderer; for the meeting of two men, one the killer, the other a trapper with his dog -- and of how pardon comes too late. A simple, primitive tale, told in the vernacular, with mounting suspense and conviction. A man's book, but not quite full enough to sustain its momentum. S.E.P. serial.