This is a novel about prejudice and opportunism. The time is immediately prior to World War II. Luther Perrin is a wealthy man in Somerset (Wilmington). Perrin’s racist assumptions fit right in with those of his peers, but his active anti-Semitism is a surprise to his family and friends. When Perrin decides to develop one of the beaches near Somerset as a private, Christians-only resort, he hires the unscrupulous Cole Rives as an assistant. Rives eggs on Perrin, with disastrous consequences for many people.
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