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Fawcett Crest, 1985 - Fiction - 478 pages
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Welcome to Golden Sands, the dream condominium built on a weak foundation and a thousand dirty secrets.
Here is a panoramic look at the shocking facts of life in a Sun Belt community -- the real estate swindles and political payoffs, the maintenance charges that run up and the health benefits that run out . . . the crackups and marital breakdowns . . . the disaster that awaits those who play in the path of the hurricane . . . .
"First-rate entertainment." -- New York Daily News.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Depressingly realistic potboiler about corruption in Florida. The poor owners of condominiums in a particular building suffer from some greedy folk who are after money and/or power. The building is ... Read full review

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

Thinking about buying a condo...politics, relationship right here. Read this. A possible hurricane ? Amazing. What I wonder about is the dedication....Who are 'these people who were part of the good years inSarasota and were washed away " ? Read full review

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About the author (1985)

John D. MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1916. He received a B.S. from Syracuse University in 1938 and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1939. During World War II, he served in the Army. His first novel, Brass Cupcake, was published in 1950. He wrote about 70 books during his lifetime including the Travis McGee series, Condominium, No Deadly Drug, Nothing Can Go Wrong, and A Friendship: The Letters of Dan Rowan and John Dann MacDonald. A Flash of Green was adapted into a movie by the same name and The Excuse was adapted into a movie entitled Cape Fear. He received numerous awards including the Ben Franklin Award for the best American short story in 1955, the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for A Key to the Suite in 1964, the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award in 1972, the American Book Award for The Green Ripper in 1980. He died from complications of an earlier heart bypass surgery on December 28, 1986 at the age of 70.

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