“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King
With an Introduction by Lee Child
When Travis McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from his past, he can’t help it: He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who’s still waiting for him. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country from which he hopes to return alive.
Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. When Sam left his girlfriend, Nora, and vanished from Fort Lauderdale, no one was surprised. But when he shows up three years later lying in a pool of his own blood, people start to ask questions. And his old friend Travis McGee is left to find answers.
But all he has to go on are a gold Aztec idol and a very angry ex-girlfriend. Is that enough to find his friend’s killer? And when the truth is as terrifying as this, does he really want answers after all?
Praise for A Deadly Shade of Gold
“Travis McGee is the last of the great knights-errant: honorable, sensual, skillful, and tough. I can’t think of anyone who has replaced him. I can’t think of anyone who would dare.”—Donald Westlake
“John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field.”—Mary Higgins Clark
One of his best. Travis would be canceled in our world, it’s very interesting to read in a past era like his.
So good, take a lesson.....
A Deadly shade of Gold
MacDonald must have been payed by the word for this one. Tedious, wordy, complex. Would have been twice as good with only half the words.