A Flash of Green Author:John D. MacDonald The corrupters had taken over Palm City. Silent and deadly, like the snakes that infested the nearby swamps, they lay hidden from view, waiting for the right moment to strike. Political treachery and private greed had already softened up the town for the big sell-out. All that had to be done now was to silence a few stubborn citizens. Black mail... more » was the favorite weapon . . .
A fictionalized portrait of "the conflict and scandal that wreck a quiet Florida town,"perhaps written by Macdonald in reaction to his outrage at the 1960's burst of "uglification," as the author puts it in his dedication.« less