McMansion (Large Print 16pt)

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Even the cozy New England town of Newbury, onnecticut, is not immune to the relentless spread of McMansions carpeting the countryside. Ben Abbott, realtor and private detective, is so incensed that he refuses to sell them. That Ben is not the only citizen of Newbury who is provoked by over - sized, ugly, wasteful houses becomes apparent when the corpse of Billy Tiller, Newbury's greediest developer, is discovered underneath his bulldozer. The young and troubled eco - activist Jeff Kimball, who is arrested while ...
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Overview

Even the cozy New England town of Newbury, onnecticut, is not immune to the relentless spread of McMansions carpeting the countryside. Ben Abbott, realtor and private detective, is so incensed that he refuses to sell them. That Ben is not the only citizen of Newbury who is provoked by over - sized, ugly, wasteful houses becomes apparent when the corpse of Billy Tiller, Newbury's greediest developer, is discovered underneath his bulldozer. The young and troubled eco - activist Jeff Kimball, who is arrested while sitting at the controls of the bulldozer, protests his innocence. Connecticut's state's attorney sees the opportunity to prosecute an open - and - shut TV murder trial that will vault him into the U.S. Senate. While Ira Levy, the small - town criminal defense lawyer hired by Jeff's hip - hop mogul father, longs to impress movers and shakers in New York City. Ben Abbott, deep in debt to Attorney Levy for an expensive horse he gave to 12 - year - old Alison, is forced to pay off the debt by trying to prove Jeff Kimball innocent of a crime that State Police Major Crime Squad Lieutenant Marian Boyce styles ''perpetrator on bulldozer on victim.'' It looks that way, says Ben Abbott. But in what order did they really stack up?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459656826
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/4/2013
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Exciting story line

    Long term residents of Newbury, Connecticut hate avariciouse developer Billy Tiller, who has built several vulgar ¿palaces¿. Thus, it is not a shocker when Tiller dies in a hit and run accident though the vehicle of choice was a bulldozer. The local police arrest environmental activist, Jeff Kimball, who was found sitting in the driver¿s seat while Tiller was crushed under the treads.------------------ Whereas Jeff welcomes martyrdom as he sees imprisonment, his father hires attorney Ira Levy to represent his son. In turn, Ira hires Ben Abbott, to investigate. Ben welcomes the fact that the odious Tiller is dead, but though biased he accepts the case after Ira persuades him to do so. When he concludes that Jeff is innocent, Ben takes a different tactic instead of finding some doubt, he concentrates on uncovering the identity of the killer, which alienates everyone including the client¿s dad who wants the case closed and forgotten.---------------- The premise behind MCMANSION is simple avaricious developers will build disgustingly gauche edifices if the money is there while extreme tree huggers will turn to eco-terrorism including murder to prevent these abominations. Thus the audience and his lawyer believe Jeff is capable of homicide in the name of the environment with only Ben thinking otherwise. Though Ben stays somewhat aloof so the readers never really get to know him, fans will appreciate his inquiry into whether the Lorax could commit murder.--------------- Harriet Klausner

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