By John D. MacDonald
From a liked grasp of crime fiction, The Turquoise Lament is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Funny factor approximately favors. occasionally they arrive again to hang-out you. And Travis McGee owes his buddy a major one for saving his lifestyles as soon as upon a time. Now the friend’s daughter, Linda “Pidge” Lewellen, wishes aid 5 time zones away in Hawaii ahead of she sails off into the deep blue with a cold-blooded killer: her husband.
“The Travis McGee novels are the most effective works of fiction ever penned by way of an American author.”—Jonathan Kellerman
When treasure hunter Ted Lewellen kept his lifestyles in a bar struggle, McGee may perhaps by no means have idea he’d turn out paying his rescuer again in this kind of approach. yet years later he unearths himself headed to Hawaii at Ted’s request to determine even if Pidge’s husband fairly is making an attempt to kill her, or if she’s simply wasting her mind.
Of path, as soon as McGee arrives he can’t support yet supply in to his baser instincts, and as his affair with Pidge will get underway, he can’t discover a unmarried factor unsuitable. McGee chalks up Pidge’s paranoia to basic nervousness, supplies her a pep speak, and leaves for domestic blissfully satisfied. It’s no longer till he’s again in Lauderdale that he realizes he can have neglected a clue or . And Pidge can be in very severe danger.
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