Darker than Amber: Introduction by Lee Child: Travis McGee, No.7

Darker than Amber: Introduction by Lee Child: Travis McGee, No.7

John D MacDonald

Language: English

Pages: 195

ISBN: B00CA88KDY

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


'MacDonald had a huge influence on me . . . Reacher is like a fully detached version of Travis McGee' LEE CHILD

Travis McGee isn’t your typical knight in shining armour. 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.

Travis McGee and his friend are on a fishing trip when they witness a woman being tossed from a bridge into the open sea. Travis rescues her, but Evangeline is clearly no ordinary victim. Behind her darker-than-amber eyes is a seductive woman with her own agenda.

Now that he’s saved her, Travis wants to help Evangeline make a new life. But to do so he must confront a gang of murderers so terrifying they make his blood run cold . . .

First published in 1966, Darker than Amber features an introduction by Lee Child

JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER

'The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller' - Stephen King

'Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He’s great because he has a philosophical side – he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything' - Tony Parsons

'Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He’s great because he has a philosophical side – he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything' - Tony Parsons

'A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee' - Sue Grafton

'The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness' - Jonathan Kellerman

'. . . my favorite novelist of all time' - Dean Koontz

'A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field' - Mary Higgins Clark

'What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again' - Ed McBain

'There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again . . . He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel' - John Saul

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followed her onto the porch and we sat in two comfortable chairs on either side of a small lamp table, she said, “Friends of mine.” She took a cigarette from her purse, lighted it. “Very conspiratorial, I know. But we’re getting very used to that these days, Mr. McGee. Mr. Sam said I could trust you. I’m one of the regional directors of CORE. I’m a University of Michigan graduate. I taught school before I got married. He died of cancer two years ago and I came back here. Working as a maid gives

meaningless. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. Albert, I know you have understanding. You have proven that. But do you have tolerance for the mistakes of others?” “The way I see it, anybody can make a mistake, sir. Right?” “You are also a philosopher. My mistake would be tactical, Albert. The large chap at an unremembered place implied … get that word, Albert … implied that here I might find an ear, a little pussycat ear into which I could tell my tale of sadness, my need of cheer. Man is a

airport, down Nassau Street and east on Bay Street, to let us off at Rawson Square. I knew from the look of Bay Street that no cruise ships were in. In the hot months when there are no cruise ships tied up at Prince George Wharf or anchored out in the harbor beyond the lighthouse, Bay Street slows to a walk. The pretty little shopgirls stroll and chatter. Drivers in their cabs. Traffic is sparse and stately. The fat dark women yawn and gossip in the straw markets as they weave the tourist goods.

been with him seven years. This is big money, but … when I can’t sleep, sometimes I keep thinking about those poor guys. I just can’t believe Ans would … let them do that to me.” “No, of course not. He is a very sentimental guy. He wants to keep you alive and well, so the cops can pick you up and let a whole swarm of people make identifications, so they can bring you to trial for murder first and let you make a deal with the law and help them nail everybody else. Use your head, kiddy. They know

Western. Period. What’s Griff’s name?” “Walter Griffin.” “Walter Griffin lives at the same address in Apartment Seven C. He very probably arranged to have her killed by being struck by a car, when ordered to do so by … what’s Mack’s name?” “Webster Macklin.” At Meyer’s three solid knocks upon the stateroom door she jumped violently. I’d worked out a code with Meyer, based on several of the plausible things you can call out when somebody knocks. “Yes?” I called. That let him know our guess

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