By John D. MacDonald

From a loved grasp of crime fiction, a perilous coloration of Gold is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

When Travis McGee choices up the telephone and hears a voice from his prior, he can’t support it: He has to meddle. in particular while he has the opportunity to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, stressed guy like himself, with the lady who’s nonetheless watching for him. yet what starts as an easy matchmaking scheme quickly turns into a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a stunning nation from which he hopes to come back alive.

“John D. MacDonald used to be the good entertainer of our age, and a enthralling storyteller.”—Stephen King

Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. while Sam left his female friend, Nora, and vanished from fortress Lauderdale, nobody used to be shocked. but if he exhibits up 3 years later mendacity in a pool of his personal blood, humans begin to ask questions. And his previous pal Travis McGee is left to discover answers.

But all he has to head on are a gold Aztec idol and a really offended ex-girlfriend. Is that sufficient to discover his friend’s killer? And whilst actually as terrifying as this, does he really need solutions after all?

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Then she said something to Max. He told me that whatever I did, I couldn’t allow the president to get into the lead limousine in the motorcade. ” “So you don’t know how he knew,” Brad mused. The ambulance swayed slightly as it moved over the poorly maintained District roads. Randal tried to ignore the lurching sensation in his stomach. He felt weird lying down during this conversation, but he didn’t dare try to sit up. Food, he hoped, would knock the edge off his nausea. ” he asked Brad. ” “I’m not sure.

The president spoke up. ” Nicolae tipped his head apologetically. “Forgive me. I NECESSARY EVILS 37 did not mean to insinuate that you did not wish to come. ” He met Mariette’s gaze. ” Mariette was thankful for the solid, warm presence of Nero behind her. Despite Nicolae’s charm, she felt a decided chill as she realized exactly why he was so dangerous. Had she not known who he was and the evil he perpetrated, she could have easily fallen for his casually elegant charm. “He’s resting,” she told them.

Nicolae’s expression was a mask of concern. ” he pressed. ” “Surely he can stand a two-minute visit,” Charley insisted. From the corner of her eye, Mariette saw Nero’s jaw tighten. “You know,” she said, “I’m so flattered that you came by—” “I insisted,” Nicolae said. “My good friend President Fitzhugh suggested that he might not be well enough to receive us, but I was so impressed by his bravery today. ” The president spoke up. ” Nicolae tipped his head apologetically. “Forgive me. I NECESSARY EVILS 37 did not mean to insinuate that you did not wish to come.

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