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By Steven M. Forman

In a debut novel certain to either excite passions and elicit laughter, a distinct form of hero emerges in that almost all not likely legal hotbed: Boca Raton, Florida.

Eddie Perlmutter is able to scuffling with with fearless frenzy, yet simply does with the intention to guard the defenseless. Eddie’s occupation as a much-honored Boston cop has come to an finish. At sixty, he’s nonetheless vigorous and virile, yet a long time of harsh New England winters and collaring the pug-uglies of Boston’s underworld have taken their toll—especially on his knees. So what does a lonely, retired cop with arthritic knees do? Head to sunny Florida, of course.

Country-club politics and early-bird specials are a miles cry from the road toughs, scuffles, and arrests of his former lifestyles. yet a few issues by no means switch. rather than having fun with a calm, laid-back retirement, Eddie speedy discovers the darker facet of Boca Raton’s never-ending solar and palm timber, the place hate crimes, counterfeiting, and worse lurk underneath the deceptively calm floor of soft retirement communities.

With his no-nonsense crime-fighting talents and roll-with-the punches perspective, Eddie hits Boca Raton like of a Nor’easter from Hell, quick, clean, and unstoppable. A compulsively readable comedian mystery with an egalitarian message that would encourage readers of every age, Boca Knights can have readers in stitches and continue them at the fringe of their seats.

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Xinzhuang is an excellent representative of the newly developed towns. With the Minhang District government located directly in Xinzhuang, the district has become a focal point for commercial housing development (Shanghai Statistical Bureau, 1998, p. 563). 2 hectares, with a planned construction area of 2,040,000 square meters. This modernized complex, accommodating a shopping center, restaurants, a center of business and information, cultural and recreational facilities, and a commercial and financial center, makes Xinzhuang Industrial Park a municipal-level industrial region and burgeoning commercial center (Shanghai Municipal People’s Bureau of Civil Affairs, 1999, p.

In August 1998, a reform campaign was initiated for “Two wan [bays] and one zhai [house]” (Panjia Wan, Tanjia Wan, and Wangjia Zhai in the Putuo district). 5 hectares, this area was once the site of 10,500 households. 0667 hectares), and 147 working units, which included 13 city-owned large and medium-sized factories. Although the construction and population densities here were the highest in the city, there were no hospitals, public bathhouses, or well paved roads. Furthermore, the area could not be reached by bus, and there was a shortage of water, electricity, coal, and communication.

Currently, China is in a period of systematic transition from an industrial to a service economy. Considering the ongoing penetration of globalization into the economy, the widespread application of information technology, and the increasing participation in international affairs, this chapter explores the following questions. What are the characteristics of metropolitan development? How is development affected by these changes, and what problems are arising in this process? The Characteristics of Metropolitan Development Since Economic Reform There has been an obvious process of metropolitanization in China, even though it has been weakening since the 1990s.

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