By John D. MacDonald
From a loved grasp of crime fiction, a dangerous colour of Gold is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
When Travis McGee choices up the telephone and hears a voice from his previous, he can’t support it: He has to meddle. specifically while he has the opportunity to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, stressed guy like himself, with the lady who’s nonetheless expecting him. yet what starts off as an easy matchmaking scheme quickly turns into a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a stunning kingdom from which he hopes to come back alive.
“John D. MacDonald was once the nice entertainer of our age, and a captivating storyteller.”—Stephen King
Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. whilst Sam left his female friend, Nora, and vanished from castle Lauderdale, nobody used to be stunned. but if he exhibits up 3 years later mendacity in a pool of his personal blood, humans begin to ask questions. And his previous pal Travis McGee is left to discover answers.
But all he has to move on are a gold Aztec idol and a truly offended ex-girlfriend. Is that adequate to discover his friend’s killer? And whilst in fact as terrifying as this, does he actually need solutions after all?
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Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty. She’s never heard of Dana Moreland. Jay leaves a note on Eddie Mae’s desk: they’ve got to ﬁnd the witness. He gets home late, after eight o’clock. Bernie is already in bed, snoring. She left a plate for him on the stove.
Charlie passes on a cross-exam. For his direct, he walks a sta pled stack of papers to the judge’s bench: the cop’s afﬁdavit and the original police report. The judge reads the pages in silence while they all wait. The court reporter checks a chipped nail. The bailiff looks at his watch. Out in the hallway, they can hear rubber soles squeaking on the linoleum and one side of an argu ment about who has the best catﬁsh plate, Delﬁna’s on Main or Guido’s. Finally, Judge Hicks looks up, looks right at Jay.
By now, he’s onto the hustle. “If I could just get a little money,” the guy starts. “I’ll pay you back, I swear. ” Jay stands and shows him to the door. The hooker is the only bright spot on the horizon. He tries a couple of phone numbers Ms. Moreland scratched on the back of a gas station receipt, looking for the girlfriend who set up the date between his client and J. T. Cummings, the only person Dana can think of who can corroborate her story. The ﬁrst number is disconnected. The other is the home of a Mexi can woman who sounds to be about eighty.