Title: Barrier Island
Publisher: Knopf May 1986
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Very Fine (VF)
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition
Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. A novel about a land swindle in the fragile islands off the Mississippi River. Bookseller Inventory # 20080930103187
Synopsis: 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
Product Description: A luxury cruiser comfortably offshore, float plane landing close by. What could be more idyllic...or misleading. When the two parties meet they exchange more than greeting -- money and threats, for example -- but part with the promise of favors. But promises are for breaking if Tucker Loomis changes his mind. Which he may do, given the size of his latest scheme: to get the federal government to buy the island from him at many times its real value. He'll go to any length to make sure that nothing comes between him and his payoff.
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