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Death by Design at Alcatraz

Author/EditorPoon, Anthony (Author)
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781954081284
Pub Date14/02/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages330
Dimensions (mm)229(h) * 152(w)
A tale of death and intrigue examines arrogance, ambition, and redemption. Who will succeed - and at what cost?
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A mystery of obsession exploring the heights and depths within the world of architecture: Who would you kill to satisfy your creative ego?

On a fog-enshrouded morning, a famous architect plunges to his death off a San Francisco cliff. Architects are being murdered as they compete for developer Magnar Jones's prized commission: a new art museum at the notorious Alcatraz Island. Magnar's devious plan? Turn his design competition into a spectator sport, where architects soon find themselves prisoners.

Tormented architect, Parker A. Rand, confronts the police as the prime suspect, and Magnar's alluring girlfriend, Celadonna Kimm, has her sights on this "friendly neighborhood" architect. With Parker's ambition spiraling into darkness, can this beloved hero win the contest without losing his mind and soul? A tale of intrigue examines arrogance and redemption. Who will succeed-and at what cost?

A mystery of obsession exploring the heights and depths within the world of architecture: Who would you kill to satisfy your creative ego?

On a fog-enshrouded morning, a famous architect plunges to his death off a San Francisco cliff. Architects are being murdered as they compete for developer Magnar Jones's prized commission: a new art museum at the notorious Alcatraz Island. Magnar's devious plan? Turn his design competition into a spectator sport, where architects soon find themselves prisoners.

Tormented architect, Parker A. Rand, confronts the police as the prime suspect, and Magnar's alluring girlfriend, Celadonna Kimm, has her sights on this "friendly neighborhood" architect. With Parker's ambition spiraling into darkness, can this beloved hero win the contest without losing his mind and soul? A tale of intrigue examines arrogance and redemption. Who will succeed-and at what cost?

Anthony Poon, AIA, is an award-winning architect, mixed-media artist, and classically trained musician. His Los Angeles company, Poon Design Inc., has completed over 300 buildings. Anthony received his degrees from Harvard University and University of California, Berkeley.

prologue The Architect Who Couldn't Fly 13 chapter 1 The Puppet Master: Magnar Jones 19 chapter 2 Museums: Vessels of Life or Death 27 chapter 3 Meet the Competitors 33 chapter 4 Sizing Up 39 chapter 5 Sign Here and Enter to Win 47 chapter 6 The Local Hero: Parker A. Rand 55 chapter 7 Master of the Universe 61 chapter 8 Alcatraz Island: Battle Ground 67 chapter 9 Day One of Four: The East Coast Power Couple: Ling Liang and Chip Tooney 75 chapter 10 Banter on a Glass Bridge 81 chapter 11 Downward Spiral 89 chapter 12 The Corporate Man: Johnny Furnsby 95 chapter 13 Blank Canvases Await 101 chapter 14 Ignition 111 chapter 15 The Peacock: Maxwell Brand 117 chapter 16 Drinking Three Cups of Coffee 123 chapter 17 Confession and Concession 131 chapter 18 Day Two of Four: Stomping the Rock 137 chapter 19 The Mover and Shaker: Margo Hunters 147 chapter 20 Karma and Dogma 153 chapter 21 What is a Design Parti? 159 chapter 22 The Theater of Architecture 165 chapter 23 Day Three of Four: I'll Take Two 171 chapter 24 Capture and Release 177 chapter 25 Architects Grueling at Work 183 chapter 26 Roundtable of Design and Ego 193 chapter 27 An Outcropping 203 chapter 28 Day Four of Four: Flirting with Misfortune chapter 29 Any Last Words? 219 chapter 30 Tick Tock Goes the Clock 227 chapter 31 Fall from Grace 235 chapter 32 Celadonna's Dalliance 243 chapter 33 Design is Everywhere, People! 251 chapter 34 WTF? 259 chapter 35 Hunting Ground: Shards of Glass 267 chapter 36 ChipLing: Machine for Art 275 chapter 37 PAR Designs: Keep It Simple, Stupid 283 chapter 38 Judge and Jury 293 chapter 39 Apprehension in the Lobby 301 chapter 40 If You Build It, They Will Come 309 chapter 41 End of the Line 317 chapter 42 "Honey, I'm Home" 325 epilogue Glory and Grief 333

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