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
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.
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)
Hal Jordan is a fearless, ring-wielding hero by the name of Green Lantern. Cocky and brash, Hal is on a quest for adventure and thinks he is invincible. Barry Allen, however, is a modest, clean-cut police scientist who has a healthy respect for his own mortality. Together they will have to prove that they have more in common than just their heroic natures. Collected in a beautiful hardcover edition for the first time, The Flash & Green Lantern- The Brave and the Bold recounts some of Barry Allen and Hal Jordan's adventures together and answers the question of how the Fastest Man Alive and the Emerald Knight were able to put aside their differences to form an unbreakable bond!Also featuring appearances by Kid Flash, Green Arrow and more! Collects The Flash & Green Lantern- The Brave and the Bold #1-6.
After a series of brutal murders, Occult Special Investigator Tess Corday is convinced the identity of the killer is locked in her own head. The only question is-how many rules is she willing to break to get to the truth?
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller The most important development in American culture of the last two decades is the emergence of independent cinema as a viable alternative to Hollywood. Indeed, while Hollywood's studios devote much of their time and energy to churning out big-budget, star-studded event movies, a renegade independent cinema that challenges mainstream fare continues to flourish with strong critical support and loyal audiences. Cinema of Outsiders is the first and only comprehensive chronicle of contemporary independent movies from the late 1970s up to the present. From the hip, audacious early works of maverick David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, and Spike Lee, to the contemporary Oscar-winning success of indie dynamos, such as the Coen brothers (Fargo), Quentin Tarentino (Pulp Fiction), and Billy Bob Thornton (Sling Blade), Levy describes in a lucid and accessible manner the innovation and diversity of American indies in theme, sensibility, and style. Documenting the socio-economic, political and artistic forces that led to the rise of American independent film, Cinema of Outsiders depicts the pivotal role of indie guru Robert Redford and his Sundance Film Festival in creating a showcase for indies, the function of film schools in supplying talent, and the continuous tension between indies and Hollywood as two distinct industries with their own structure, finance, talent and audience. Levy describes the major cycles in the indie film movement: regional cinema, the New York school of film, African-American, Asian American, gay and lesbian, and movies made by women. Based on exhaustive research of over 1,000 movies made between 1977 and 1999, Levy evaluates some 200 quintessential indies, including Choose Me, Stranger Than Paradise, Blood Simple, Blue Velvet, Desperately Seeking Susan, Slacker, Poison, Reservoir Dogs, Gas Food Lodging, Menace II Society, Clerks, In the Company of Men, Chasing Amy, The Apostle, The Opposite of Sex, and Happiness. Cinema of Outsiders reveals the artistic and political impact of bold and provocative independent movies in displaying the cinema of "outsiders"-the cinema of the "other America."
Fate brought them together, fire will tear them apart. The uprising has begun. Mystic City is in the throes of revolution, led by Hunter, rebel mystic and Aria's true love. To save the city. Aria needs to find a weapon of great power: the heart of a dead mystic. But her enemies are also searching for it, and Aria's downfall is their deepest desire. Will the rebellion destroy the city or can a renegade heart save therm all?