Land Quest – Florida Land Grab

Florida Land Grab, formerly Land Quest, is a novel by Dr. David F. Parker highlighting the history of land development in Florida.

LAND QUEST – renamed Florida Land Grab prior to publication
A Novel of New Communities Development in Florida

By David Forster Parker, March 2012


Canadian billionaire builder-developer, Nash Logan, recruits retired Florida urban planner, Dr. Mark Wilkins, to guide him and his Logan Homes team in selecting an ideal site for their proposed innovative new community in Florida.
Wilkins defines a creative fast-track program to introduce Logan and his colleagues to all parts of Florida and its often-uncontrolled land development history, as well as suitable locations for a potential new community. The program is scheduled over two weeks in March 2010, using the Logan Homes’ helicopter and mega-yacht for transport and lodging.
However, Wilkins’ fast-track orientation program does not anticipate the aggressive actions of Florida criminal elements in pursuing an investment share of the new community, a plot that causes the death of one Logan Homes’ employee and threatens the lives of all the team members in adventures that involve both federal and state law enforcement agencies.
Despite serious injuries to both Logan and Wilkins, they succeed in completing the statewide review of new community development as the basis for selecting the best site for Logan Homes’ proposed new community.

About the Author
David Forster Parker has been employed in 17 countries as a homebuilder, new community planner and development executive, teacher, consultant and author of dozens of articles and books, both non-fiction and fiction. All of his writings are based upon his career in urban development and marketing real estate. He was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, after which he received B.Sc (HH) and MUP degrees from Michigan State University and a doctoral degree in public administration from the State University of New York at Albany. He lives with his wife Marilynn in Florida and can be contacted at

Order a Copy
Although this book will appear on Amazon.Com later this year, readers of this Blog can order an advance copy mailed to their address for the total price of $25.00 including postage. Please send your check to PTC Communications, P.O. Box ___, Jacksonville, FL 32250 and enclose your mailing address. An autographed copy will be mailed to you as soon as author printing is complete this Spring.

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