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Pan Books, 1979 - Fiction - 429 pages
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"In the grip of a business Marfia that has saddled them with soaring leases, the residents of a plush, jerry-built apartment block on the polluted Florida coast can despair of their hopes of a happy and secure retirement; the concrete is cracking, Hurricane Ella is brewing up . combines the qualities of Harold Robbins and John O'Hara"--P. [4] of cover.

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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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