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From a beloved master of crime fiction, A Deadly Shade of Gold is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

 

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.

 

“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King

 

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?

 

Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

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John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986.

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ISBN:
9780812983968
Author:
Macdonald, John D
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
MacDonald, John D.
Author:
Child, Lee
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
mystery;fiction;travis mcgee;florida;crime;detective;john d. macdonald;thriller;novel;crime fiction;suspense;20th century;adventure;private investigator;mexico;mcgee;action
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travis McGee
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.98 x 5.16 x 0.8 in 0.64 lb

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"Synopsis" by , John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, “They pay me to do this! They don’t realize, I would pay them.” He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986.
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