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Wynton, Georgia real estate broker, Canty O'Neal's dream comes true when the biggest land deal ever for the mountain community is laid in her lap. Developer's agent, Burke McGuire is told Canty is the only one capable of packaging the property for Guilford Golf Designs' next exclusive golf community.
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The chosen land is the property of the Ponder family, a reclusive mountain clan, which is well known for shooting at anyone setting foot on their property. The family matriarch, Queen Ponder, is in failing health and is willing to sell in order to provide for and protect an abused and severely retarded family member. Unfortunately, Queen's violence-prone brothers don't trust her, or anyone else. The brothers engage in a campaign of threats, vandalism, and intimidation to make sure they receive the money.

Canty courageously stands up to the brothers and persuades Guilford Golf Designs not to withdraw from the deal. She uses her tenuous relationship to Queen, and the help of her long time friend and former love interest, Sheriff Tully Jones, to keep the threats and intimidation from escalating. As Canty rushes to make final preparations for closing the deal, the brothers beat Queen and wound Burke. Although both are hurt, all parties meet in the local lawyer's conference room for a tension filled closing.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Legal Thriller    -   Yes Legal Plotlets    -   wrangling over a will Crime plotlets:    -   chased by criminals who want their money/treasure back Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   crazed lover/family member

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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