Twisting the reluctant wedding band from her trembling finger, Marci Lindum's chest tightened; her stomach tumbled. To protect her son, she'd already acquiesced to doing the unthinkable. And before she could recant her next decision, to barter the solid gold ring, the arthritic seamstress snatched it away. Kracker Flats is Marci Lindum's tale of survival after Hurricane Kate, the most destructive hurricane ever, strikes Tampa Bay. Her brat daughter is missing. Her inept husband is attacked by an alligator. Hoarding neighbors are selfish, while others have gone crazy. To find her daughter and to seek help, Marci takes charge and ventures on a journey that leaves her stranded within a band of odd, and at times colorful, indigents-Krackers, who by design are remarkably well prepared. Marci pursues the most capable Kracker, the dominant male, Dale Carter, who can provide for her every need, including the safety of her son. She learns that Dale holds close to his broken heart a secret that only Marci could ever answer.