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A Flash Of Green

Author : John D. MacDonald
ISBN : 9780307827142
Genre : Fiction
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A Flash of Green tells the gripping story of small-town corruption and two people brave enough to fight back, featuring many of the themes John D. MacDonald explored better than anyone in his legendary career as a leading crime novelist. Introduction by Dean Koontz The opportunists have taken over Palm City. Silent and deadly, like the snakes that infest the nearby swamps, they lay hidden from view, waiting for the right moment to strike. Political subterfuge has already eased the residents toward selling out. All that’s left now is to silence a few stubborn holdouts. James Wing is only trying to help a friend’s widow. At least that’s what he tells himself after warning Kat Hubble that the beautiful bay she and her neighbors have struggled to save is going to be sold to developers. He knows that he shouldn’t have told her anything. He’s a reporter, trained to reveal nothing. But he’s falling in love with her. Now cutthroats have set their sights on Kat—and they’ll do anything, use anyone, to stop her from interfering in their plans. Praise for John D. MacDonald “John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King “The first modern writer to nail Florida dead-center, to capture all its languid sleaze, racy sense of promise, and breath-grabbing beauty.”—Carl Hiaasen “To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut
Category: Fiction

A Flash Of Green Memories Of World War Ii

Author : Charles S. McCandless
ISBN : 1643146033
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the personal memoir of Charles S. McCandless, who graduated from Stanford and soon after joined the Navy. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor, when on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 he was rendered unconscious as a bomb exploded only a few feet away from him and his shipmate. He never saw his friend again. Soon, he was back on duty, piloting a dive bomber during the battle of Midway, which he crashed at Guadalcanal. No longer able to fly, he served as a Seabee on several islands in the Pacific, was a frogman at Iwo Jima, and struggled to get out of the Philippines after the Japanese surrendered in 1945. After the war he became a major developer of R&D office buildings in California's Silicon Valley. (Charles S. MCcandless)
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Flash Of Green

Author : Lew Karrh
ISBN : 0578199300
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A fast-paced crime novel based upon the internationally known, 30-year old, unsolved mystery of the Palm beach Towers Robbery. The story has many twists, and it's heroes and heroines are locals, who use their "local knowledge" to take on an old-world organized crime family which has been obsessed for decades with one question - "Who pulled this job, and where are they hiding?" The descriptions of the Palm Beach landmarks allow readers to visualize the wealth and opulence of the 1%, and to also to see the frailties in human nature which prevade every strata of society. The author uses tough guys, fast cars, high tech, and geographic peculiarities to stay ahead of the gangsters and win the day.

To See A Green Flash

Author : Corky Decker
ISBN : 9781426956294
Genre : Fiction
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Ben and Billy Mac have saltwater running through their veins. Not only do they love the fishing life in their coastal town of York, Maine, but they are the best of friends. Born just days apart in 1949, they are truly like true brothers, as close as blood can be. But life holds different promises for these two young men. Ben, whose father died at sea before he was born, quit school at age thirteen to help support his mother. Billy is a star hockey player on the high school team and accepts an offer to play at Boston College. During this time of international turmoil, Ben receives his draft letter and is sent to Vietnam as an army ranger. While Ben is fighting the war in Vietnam, Billy fights his own war on the ice, and moral and physical challenges lead him down a dark path. "To See a Green Flash" follows these two best friends as their life's paths diverge. Telling the tales of fishing and the toll of war, author Corky Decker captures the heart and soul of a small, New England fishing community and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.
Category: Fiction

The Expanse Of Green

Author : Suhrāb Sipihrī
ISBN : 0933770421
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism