Environment: Martha's Troubled Vineyard

Anne W. Simon, a slim and well-tanned divorcee who cares passionately about her view over the wild grapevines on the shore of Martha's Vineyard, returned home one day to find that someone had dumped a truckload of cigarette butts all over her front lawn. The truck had then been driven back and forth across the lawn, gouging deep ruts and tearing down a row of small pine trees and bushes.

That was not Mrs. Simon's only problem. She has received hate mail and threatening phone calls. One night she heard someone prowling around...

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