Deadly Shade of Gold (Travis McGee Mysteries) by John D. MacDonald

By John D. MacDonald

From a loved grasp of crime fiction, A lethal colour of Gold is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
whilst Travis McGee choices up the telephone and hears a voice from his previous, he can’t support it: He has to meddle. specially whilst he has the opportunity to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, stressed guy like himself, with the girl who’s nonetheless awaiting him. yet what starts off as an easy matchmaking scheme quickly turns into a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a stunning state from which he hopes to come alive.
“John D. MacDonald was once the great 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 was once shocked. but if he exhibits up 3 years later mendacity in a pool of his personal blood, humans begin to ask questions. And his outdated good friend Travis McGee is left to discover answers.
yet all he has to head on are a gold Aztec idol and a truly offended ex-girlfriend. Is that adequate to discover his friend’s killer? And while if truth be told as terrifying as this, does he really need solutions after all?
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It's something, but not very much. It's enough to take pressure off you. He called somewhere and left a number. Briefcase phoned him back and he told him where to come. When Taggart thought he had the deal made, he took Briefcase back to the cabin. Assume Taggart was selling something. Two cars. Briefcase followed him. They make the deal. Briefcase leaves. "He goes down the side road, parks by the car dump, puts on his blood suit, takes the knife and comes back, having cased the cabin. Maybe his orders were to make the deal, but rescind it good if Taggart gave him half a chance.

She yawned, snuggled more comfortably against me and gave a little snorting sound of derision and said, "He collected me, too. In a sort of offhand way. I guess women were a lot more abundant than gold for Senor Menterez. I hated him a while. " "Because I was a stupid young girl and he was a very knowing man. It was when I was working at the place, before I married Tony. We had two items he was interested in. I was on salary and two percent commission. He said he couldn't make up his mind. He had a suite at the Waldorf.

Enough to give it an appraisal the tax people accept. " With all her friendly casualness, I knew I was getting a thorough inspection. I returned the favor. No rings on the ring finger. Plump hands. Nails bitten down. Plump little double chin. Small mouth, slightly petulant. " "There are three lots we'll bid on, when it goes to auction. " "I have a pretty good range," she said. " She sipped her drink, looking at me over the rim of the glass. " "He used to. " "Three years ago. His father and his uncle are active in the business.

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