Barrier Island

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Ballantine Books, Apr 12, 1987 - Fiction - 259 pages
12 Reviews
There are two kinds of men in Mississippi. They make natural enemies. And sometimes, but only if the balance between strength and weakness tips too far, unnatural allies.
Tucker Loomis is a hard and dangerous man with a ruthlessness all West Bay fears and respects, and an improbable amount of money. Wade Rowley is a common man who aspires to honor but gets caught up in the footwork of a skilled swindler.
In a pitiless game, with a few harsh rules and just one way of keeping score, the wrong man will die. And another will get away with more than murder.
"Lively, gritty . . . complex and convincing . . . Mr. MacDonald writes with passion!" -- The New York Times Book Review

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User Review  - Greer Andjanetta - Goodreads

A so-so mystery novel about high-stakes land dealings in Mississipi. Mildly interesting and well-enough written but nothing especially noteworthy about the story. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Harper - Goodreads

Certainly a good example of the genre, ie tales of unscrupulous Florida real estate developers. It's a page-turner, and not as outdated as some older mystery books seem to be. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
16
Section 3
36
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About the author (1987)

John D. MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania in 1916. He attended Syracuse University for his B. S degree, then went on to Harvard University for his M. B. A. After serving during World War II, MacDonald published "Brass Cupcake," his first novel. By the time he had written over 40 novels, MacDonald had received the Ben Franklin Award, the Mystery Writers of America's Grandmaster Award, and the American Book Award. John D. MacDonald died in 1986.

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