Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died by Bob Brink
The doorbell rings in the home of a prominent Palm Beach citizen, quickly followed by a shotgun blast that shatters a window, cracking the calm of a cool January night. Rodger Kriger is mortally wounded, leaving a wife and six children. Murder in Palm Beach is closely based on a sensational, real murder that happened in the posh ocean-side town in 1976. In the thin guise of fiction, the book contains shocking new information never before made public. Author Bob Brink, an award-winning journalist, was a newspaper reporter in the locale where the sensational assassination occurred. It made media headlines for 15 years. An ambitious prosecutor gets a jury to convict Mitt Hecher, a hoodlum and karate expert. Judges repeatedly frustrate Hecher and several attorneys working without fees to get a new trial, as investigators pursue myriad scenarios. Was Hecher innocent, and if so, who did it? The book, a story of redemption, explores issues of justice and power.