"No one envisions what will happen when the crack of a sniper's bullet sets off a chain of desperate acts..."
Jessie and Fitch had been sent by ECC to Cape Perdido in order to familiarize themselves firsthand with the situation; they would consult with local experts in hydrology and ecosystems, as well as with the leaders of the protests and other residents of the area. If all went well, they would score a major coup for pro-environmental groups; if not, the board would rule to allow a pumping station to be built upstream on the Perdido.
Leaving the community with no recompense for its loss.
Leaving the ecology of the Perdido permanently damaged, and a visual blight on what was now a pristine and beautiful coastline.
Leaving the door open for violence in a place where the citizens had long embraced the traditon of taking the law into their own hands...
2005, hard cover; 305 pages.
Book Club Edition
Condition: Very good/excellent. Bump to top spine; top of dustjacket at spine a little crinkled. Minor edgewear to dustjacket. Interior of book is excellent - it appears to have never been read.