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McGee and his outdated pal Meyer are cruising alongside on their long ago from a marriage while the woman darts in entrance in their automobile.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to emerge from the wreckage and are limping alongside the abandoned Florida highway while a person comes through in an outdated truck and takes a number of photographs at them.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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