One of my favorites, a thriller, a mystery, a police procedural, a wonderful introduction to the culture and place of South Florida, plus a primer on anthropology. Jimmy Paz is the protagonist in a series of three books by Gurber, but the other characters in each are super as well, just terrific. I have this book in hardbound, and in a Kindle version, and the Kindle version has a fascinating addendum that is the back story to sources for Michael Gruber's experiences that allowed him to write these with such evident authenticity.
This series of three novels, of which Tropic of Night is the first, and at turns scary, thrilling, witty, and wise. Each of my many readings of these three books has been entertaining and worthwhile.