Bright Orange for the Shroud (Travis McGee, Book 6) by John D. MacDonald

By John D. MacDonald

From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, vibrant Orange for the Shroud is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Travis McGee is calling ahead to a “slob summer,” spending his days as far-off from risk as attainable. yet hassle has a manner of discovering him, irrespective of the place he hides. An previous buddy, conned out of his existence discount rates by means of his ex-wife, has tracked him down and is determined for support. To get the money again and earn his ordinary expense, McGee should penetrate the Everglades—and the brain of a violently twisted grifter.

“John D. MacDonald was once the nice entertainer of our age, and a enchanting storyteller.”—Stephen King

McGee hasn't ever obvious a guy so replaced by way of 365 days of lifestyles. Arthur Wilkinson have been an amiable and first rate younger guy trying to make investments a few of his significant inheritance in a marina company. Then a stunning blonde named Wilma Ferner confirmed up. She was once quickly Mrs. Wilkinson, and it took her just a 12 months to depart Arthur bankrupt and broken.

But what begins out as an easy activity becomes a perilous scenario while McGee comes face-to-face with a quick-thinking and quicker-fisted foe within the Florida swamps. Now Arthur’s fortune isn’t the one factor at the line: This activity could suggest McGee’s life.

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He found the service alley that ran behind Wilson’s sandwich shop, and waited at the far end. A few minutes later, Dru Rayne came out, locked the door, and hurried to a silver Tercel. It was an older model with paint scraped from the rear bumper, and it needed a wash. Pike thought she looked worried. He sat in the Jeep for a while, then got out and walked the length of the block, first in the alley, then on the sidewalk. He took in the people on the sidewalks and in the stores, and the rooflines of the surrounding buildings.

Breathe. ” He pushed at her hands, but Pike caught his wrists and put himself between them. Wilson tried to pull away, but couldn’t. Pike made his voice gentle. “You’re going to hurt yourself. ” Wilson glared up at him, but Pike did not move, and didn’t let go. Pike held him until Wilson relaxed. Then Pike let go, and Wilson averted his eyes. “We got the glass man coming. We have to get this mess cleaned up. ” Pike looked at Dru, then gave them some space. He walked out the front door and stood on the sidewalk.

Cole didn’t know what to say after that, feeling so stupid. ” Pike said, “Good. ” “Yeah. ” “Yeah. ” They lapsed into a silence Cole found embarrassing, but it was Pike who spoke first. ” “It’s the wind. ” He told Pike he would call again soon, then put down the phone. Cole felt no relief after the call. He told himself he should, but he didn’t. The dream should have faded, but it did not. Talking to Pike now made it feel even more real. You need me, I’m there. How many times had Joe Pike placed himself in harm’s way to save him?

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