A Deadly Shade of Gold
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - terrygraap - LibraryThing
Another outstanding book in the Travis McGee series by John D. McDonald. McGee tries to locate some gold figurines and almost gets killed doing it. I recommend it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaulsu - LibraryThing
I suppose it is only fair: some books are chick lit, and some appeal equally to all. This one, however, was overloaded with testosterone. Yet, I did become involved in the story. Travis McGee is ... Read full review