Patriot's Point Blonde

Once you decide Charleston's really an island, not a peninsula, and isolated from dry land and innocent women by 20 hell-swamp
miles you may understand how a dead body can float up the Cooper River. In Charleston, coppers didn't touch what floated out.

Human kindness ... Jerry-the-Arab had money & stones. Hricko said that bitter as only an equal can ...
plenty smart, my pal Ben Hricko, plenty rich himself, but he watched Jerry through slanted, Catholic eyes.
Truth was, Jerry needed money to strike deadly like water-moccasins need a patron saint of venom.