Vail sets out to prove that a chimpanze due to be put down didn't bite the young boy he's accused of hurting.
Melanie Hawkins is a teacher with a heart. Her job is to teach the children of those people who live in the Everglades, only most of those people don't trust anything to do with government. Vail does what he can to help.
A floating "boat school" becomes a hide-out for a couple of criminals who are trying to avoid the long arm of the law.
The Millers have a real problem after they robbed and seriously injured the fiancee of Boleck, an Indian who lives in the glades. Vail ends up having to protect the lives of the two criminals before it's too late.
Lincoln Vail is running out of time in his attempt to find a father who has taken his young daughter into the glades after losing her in a custody battle. What the dad doesn't know is that she has been bitten by a dog with rabies.
Vail searches for an ambulance driver who takes his wounded girlfriend into the glades after he gets the idea in his head that she is a member of a drug sales group who now want her dead.
After a newlywed comes to the conclusion that her new husband is a famous crook, she flees for her life, with Lincoln Vail on her trail.
A vengeful family captures Vail whom they blame for the death of their son. They take him to a remote area of the glades and release him without food or water.
Vail learns from a former mobster that a crime boss is about to sneak back into the country after being on the lam and is planning a summit in the Everglades with his criminal organization.
After a fierce storm sinks Vail's airboat, he takes refuge with others until it blows over, not knowing that one of the strangers has escaped from a mental hospital.
A man of honesty and integrity, champion prize fighter Coley Jarret finds a whole new challenge waiting for him when he returns home to the Glades.
When a hood threatens the local community, Vail tries to get the people to stand up and fight back.
As Vail makes his way back to the jail with his robbery suspect, his airboat breaks down, forcing the two mean to wade through the perilous Glades, with the suspect's brother hot on their trail.
Everglades County Constable Lincoln Vail goes ahead and places a man in jail even though the man's father, a well known gambler, threatens the officer with violence if he does.
When two families declare war on each other, it's left to Lincoln Vail to act as the judge on who is declared the winner.
A man accused of murder claims he's innocent even though he's failed a polygraph test. Vail believes the man and takes on the task of proving his innocence.
A rich old man gets an unexpected birthday present from his family and Lincoln Vail discovers the result of that gift while serving an eviction notice.
Vail takes his airboat deep into the swamp looking for a suspicious looking helicopter that has been flying over the glades.
Everglades County officer Lincoln Vail has to carefully approach old Luther who has been taking pot shots at whoever happens by his place.
Jake Carper is on the run for murder and becomes an uninvited guest of Lew and Millie Johnson until the search for him dies down.
A man who is arrested continues to stand by his story that he is not only not guilty but he is being framed. But that story runs dry when he breaks jail and heads into the Everglades to hide.
Everglades County Police Patrol officer Lincoln Vail receives word that Reuben Sales has escaped from prison and may be headed to his home deep in the Florida swamps.