By John D. MacDonald
Whilst Travis McGee discovers a face from his prior mendacity in a pool of blood on an inexpensive hotel room ground, he wishes solutions. yet to date, all he has are questions--plus the doubtful inheritance of his friend's vengeance-driven female friend, and a worthy old Aztec golden idol. half insurgent, half thinker, and each inch his personal guy, Travis McGee plunges right into a wild and dangerous trek for a killer that takes him from the Lauderdale seashores to the seething corruption of yank expatriates in a far off Mexican city, to the luxurious excessive lifetime of the California jet set."A grasp storyteller, a wizard of debate, characterization, and plot."Chicago Tribune booklet global
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Please to sit. ” “Amstel? ” She went to the kitchen and brought back one for each of us, in very tall tapered glasses, on a small pewter tray. “About him returning, she was so excite. So ‘appy. ” “Shaja? ” “For friends, just Shaj. It comes from a girl in an old story in my land. For children. ” “The way I told it, I made Sam a lot less important to her. I’ll tell you exactly what I told them, and you remember it and tell her as soon as she wakes up. A man named Branks will come to see her. She should tell him exactly the same thing.
We haff,” she said. ” She led Nora back to the bedrooms. I sat on a grey and gold couch and phoned the county sheriff’s department. A man has been murdered at the X-Cell Cottages, in number three, half a mile below the city line on the left. My name is McGee. I found the body a few minutes ago. ” I hung up in the middle of his first question. I went back to Nora’s bedroom. Shaja was supporting Nora, an arm around her shoulders, holding a glass of water to her lips. A coughing sob exploded a spray of water.
And I would have told him that if he ever did that to me again, I’d cut his heart out. But he didn’t give me a chance! He didn’t give us a chance. ” She sat down abruptly and stared at me for a long time. “Sure,” she said. “You can understand that better than I can, because you are one of those too, aren’t you? One of those long distance runners. You wade around the edge, boy. But you never jump in. ” Her face twisted. “I’m sorry Trav. ” “Or maybe all the information. ” She hit her knee with her fist.
A Deadly Shade of Gold (Travis McGee 05) by John D. MacDonald