The Long Lavender Look (Travis McGee, Book 12) by John D. MacDonald PDF

By John D. MacDonald

From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, The lengthy Lavender glance is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

A attractive younger factor, donning little greater than a made up our minds glance, streaks out of the darkness and into Travis McGee’s headlights. McGee hits the brakes, misses the fleeing soul by means of inches, and lands the other way up in ten ft of water—and correct into the center of a violent mystery.

“To diggers 1000 years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald will be a treasure at the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut

McGee and his outdated pal Meyer are cruising alongside on their long ago from a marriage while the woman darts in entrance in their automobile. They be ready to emerge from the wreckage and are limping alongside the abandoned Florida highway while a person comes through in an outdated truck and takes a number of photographs at them. rather a lot for Southern hospitality. McGee and Meyer head to a carrier station to regroup, yet are there arrested and charged with murder.

It seems an area thug has simply been killed, and the lead suspects are Meyer and McGee. Someone’s evidently out to get them—and during this Twilight region they’ve stumbled on themselves in, they need to assemble their assets to struggle for his or her lives opposed to a deeply corrupt system.

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Most people won’t do that. They see people running, screaming, they head the other way—it’s instinct—but a good photographer stays where he is. He waits for the image. And if “the image” is a tidal wave? Burke laughed. It helps to be a good swimmer. But he’d always had second thoughts about photography. Though he’d won a boxful of awards, and covered everything from a gypsy wedding in Siberia to the dragon-boat races in Macao, most of his work revolved around mayhem. An earthquake in Turkey, a mass grave in Kosovo, a beheading in Chop Square.

Hakim said this as if he were explaining the obvious. ” Wilson nodded. “It makes me invisible,” Hakim said. Wilson got it, but he didn’t buy it. After a week in Lebanon, it was obvious that the Arab knew how to enjoy himself, whatever the Koran might say about it. Their second night in Beirut, Hakim had gotten drunk in the bar of the St. Georges Hotel, eventually wandering off with an expensive-looking girl young enough to be his granddaughter. Was that an exercise in cover? Either way, there was no denying Hakim’s commitment to “the cause,” and even to the plan at hand.

At the checkpoint leading to the docks, the driver flipped open a worn wallet and extracted a folded piece of paper, which he handed over for inspection. The guard perused it, carefully refolded it, and handed it back, giving some instructions. They passed a couple of small freighters being unloaded by gantry cranes, then skirted a large structure that looked to be a drydock. And then, there it was: The Marmara Queen. The links that made up the anchor chain were as thick as Wilson’s wrists. It flew the Turkish flag, crescent and star bright white against the crimson background.

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