By John D. MacDonald
Whilst Travis McGee discovers a face from his earlier mendacity in a pool of blood on an inexpensive hotel room ground, he wishes solutions. yet thus far, all he has are questions--plus the doubtful inheritance of his friend's vengeance-driven female friend, and a necessary historical Aztec golden idol. half insurgent, half thinker, and each inch his personal guy, Travis McGee plunges right into a wild and threatening trek for a killer that takes him from the Lauderdale shorelines to the seething corruption of yank expatriates in a far off Mexican city, to the plush excessive lifetime of the California jet set."A grasp storyteller, a wizard of debate, characterization, and plot."Chicago Tribune e-book international
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The stuff was mine, and they took it. You see, without Nora, it was a lot more important to get it back, or get half of it back, half to you. If you could do anything about it. Maybe not, even if you wanted to. ” “I suppose it’s pride,” Sam Taggart said. “Getting pushed around like a stupid kid. ” He stood up. “Stay right there. ” He went out to the rusty car with the California plates. In a few moments he came back in. He sat on the bed and untied coarse twine, unrolled a piece of soiled chamois, reached and handed me a squat little figurine about five and a half inches tall.
Some previous owner apparently crushed the rear end, and, seeking utility, turned her into a pickup truck. Another painted her that horrid blue that matches the hair of a grade school teacher I once had, and I have named her, with an attack of the quaints, after that teacher. Miss Agnes. She is ponderously slow to get up to cruising speed, but once she has attained it, she can float along all day long in the medium eighties in a rather ghastly silence-a faint whisper of wind, a slight rumble of rubber.
He predicts trends. He acquired a little money the hard way, and he keeps moving it around from this to that, and it keeps growing nicely, and he does learned articles for incomprehensible journals. At reasonable intervals one of the Juniors would clamber down the ladderway, go below and return with a pair of cans of cold beer from my stainless steel galley. I always buy the brands with the pull tabs. You stare at the tab, think deep thoughts about progress, advertising, modern living, cultural advances, and then turn the can upside down and open with an opener.