By John D. MacDonald
From a liked grasp of crime fiction, a dangerous color 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 aid it: He has to meddle. specifically while he has the opportunity to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, stressed guy like himself, with the girl who’s nonetheless expecting him. yet what starts 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 alive.
“John D. MacDonald was once 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 fortress 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 as a matter of fact as terrifying as this, does he actually need solutions after all?
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He was tense, and his hand shook as he poured another coffee. Hakim said, “You seem out of sorts. ” “I would say thirty years. ” “Through years of unrest, bloodshed, revolution, fundamentalist terror, one government after another—and yet here we are, still just as much friends as when we were dodging bullets together back at the university. If I can’t trust you, I can’t trust anyone. ” Malik asked. ” He put down his cup. ” So Malik told him everything. The Albanians and the business with Putin, Afghanistan, and Shamrock.
In all, there were twenty personnel involved. The entire Chinook team were slaughtered, and ten Rangers. ” “Sixteen dead,” the President said grimly. Ferguson said, “Shocking, isn’t it? ” “Listen to? You mean, this is one of the things your Major Roper picked up? ” “Yes. Voices calling to each other in the fog of battle, the death of men, the triumph of the victor,” Ferguson told him. “The Taliban force could have been as many as thirty. ” He removed a cassette from his pocket. The President took it and said, “Clancy, would you put this on?
The President smiled. “You are a remarkable man, my friend. ” He held the President’s hand a moment longer, then turned and followed the others as Blake ushered them out. Late the next morning, Ferguson’s Gulfstream, his regular RAF pilots, Lacey and Parry, at the controls, rose to thirty thousand feet, climbing high over the Atlantic. After a while, Parry looked into the cabin. “There’s some problematic weather in the mid-Atlantic. ” “I’d have said perfectly acceptable if they’re flying up your backside,” Dillon told him.
A Deadly Shade of Gold (Travis McGee, Book 5) by John D. MacDonald