The Deep Blue Good-By A Travis McGee Novel

The Deep Blue Good-By
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780812983920
  • Druk: 1
  • januari 2013
  • 240 pagina's
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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He’s also a knight-errant who’s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half. “John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”?Stephen King McGee isn’t particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who’s been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn’t anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior’s latest victim, Lois Atkinson. Frail and broken, Lois can barely get out of bed when Travis finds her, let alone keep herself alive. But Travis turns into Mother McGee, giving Lois new life as he looks for the ruthless man who steals women’s spirits and livelihoods. But he can’t guess how violent his quest is soon to become. He’ll learn the hard way that there must be casualties in this game of cat and mouse. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child



januari 2013
20,3 x 13,3 x 1,3 cm
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240 pagina's


John D Macdonald
Random House Trade



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204 g
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130 mm
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203 mm
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203 mm

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    Apart from working and living among its friendly people, one of the few joys of working in Sudan in the late 1970s and -80, was being a TCM (third country member) of the American Club in Khartoum. I recently spied on it via Google Earth, and yes, its swimming pool is still there, looking clean and filled with water. Its bar was shut in September 1983 when Sharia Law was declared. It organised many events, had good food and best of all, a library full of left- behind books like Gibbon’s three-volume ‘Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ but also a wall of crime and spy novels. This how I became a fan of John D. McDonald.
    Fact is that when the bar was still in business, I was one of many people who loved his books. Why? I think it is because his series’ character, Travis McGee, a self-styled Salvage Consultant, lives as a free man. On a houseboat-with-engines, always ready to move from Fort Lauderdale to somewhere else. He lives from restoring stolen (rights to) property to their rightful owners. His clients see him as their last chance to obtain justice and agree to what he charges, his expenses plus 50% of the value of what he retrieves.
    Travis McGee is not unlike Lee Child’s hero Jack Reacher. He is a loner, big and strong and a nasty fighter. He is highly and cunningly intelligent with good social skills and not a compulsive macho when dealing with women. Is Reacher a clone of Travis? I would say yes, indeed. Another likeable feature is that one learns a lot about scams and odd professions in Florida. Finally, the books are very well paced and written.
    This book is the first of the series. It is about the quest for a treasure hidden by a WW II-veteran who died in prison. And how his cellmate upon his release ingratiates himself with the deceased’s family, searching for clues...

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