By John D. MacDonald
From a cherished 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 selections up the telephone and hears a voice from his previous, he can’t support it: He has to meddle. in particular whilst he has the opportunity to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, stressed guy like himself, with the lady who’s nonetheless anticipating him. yet what starts 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 back alive.
“John D. MacDonald used to be the nice entertainer of our age, and a enthralling storyteller.”—Stephen King
Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. while Sam left his female friend, Nora, and vanished from castle Lauderdale, not anyone 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 buddy Travis McGee is left to discover answers.
But all he has to head on are a gold Aztec idol and a truly indignant ex-girlfriend. Is that sufficient to discover his friend’s killer? And while the fact is as terrifying as this, does he actually need solutions after all?
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A whole week would be cause for concern, but that had never happened. This year, though, the whales seemed to have gone astray and today's adventure was over before it had begun. Everyone put away their cameras. All they'd glimpsed from the boat was the hint of a rocky coastline, and they hadn't even been able to see that properly because of the rain. Anawak would accompany each sighting with explanations and comments, but now his mouth dried. For an hour and a half he'd held forth on the history of the region, trying to lift the group's spirits with anecdotes.
I've got to, Susan. It really matters to me. ' The dig was aimed at Roddy Walker, Stringer's boyfriend. He was a broker in Vancouver and was staying in Tofino for a few days. His idea of a holiday entailed talking at top volume into his mobile, offering 27 unwanted financial advice and generally getting on everyone's nerves. It hadn't taken Stringer long to grasp that the two men wouldn't become friends, especially after Walker had pestered Anawak for one long painful evening with questions about his roots.
And, remember, fish don't keep still. There's a good chance that you'll strain for ever and decide in the end that the fish was never there. Yet all the while it was swimming along with thousands of 34 others ± just always somewhere else. Phoenix can strain several litres at once, but it's still limited to, say, the Georgia Strait. Do you see what I'm getting at? There are civilizations out there, but I can't prove it. ' Anawak thought for a moment. ' Her eyes flashed. `You mean, why don't we get off our butts and start making some noise of our own?