By John D. MacDonald
From a liked grasp of crime fiction, A lethal colour of Gold is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
while Travis McGee choices up the telephone and hears a voice from his prior, he can’t aid it: He has to meddle. specially whilst he has the opportunity to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, stressed guy like himself, with the lady who’s nonetheless awaiting him. yet what starts off as an easy matchmaking scheme quickly turns into a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a gorgeous state from which he hopes to come back alive.
“John D. MacDonald used to be the great entertainer of our age, and a enchanting storyteller.”—Stephen King
Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. while Sam left his female friend, Nora, and vanished from citadel Lauderdale, nobody was once 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 good friend Travis McGee is left to discover answers.
yet all he has to head on are a gold Aztec idol and a truly indignant ex-girlfriend. Is that adequate to discover his friend’s killer? And whilst if truth be told as terrifying as this, does he actually need solutions after all?
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But if we use their methods, then any victory will be but the victory of one iron symbol over another, and mankind will have lost the battle whichever way it goes. I drove north at a sedate pace, measuring the new reality of Carlos Menterez y Cruzada, collector of gold, of women, and of many kinds of pills. He seemed the type who would have a special talent for survival. Bombs kill their chauffeurs. They catch the last flights out. They change their money in the right places at a favorable rate the day before the currency collapses.
I don't trust anybody. " "We're members of the same sect, dear. And that gives us a problem, doesn't it? " "A very public place. How about a bank? Borrow a private room. They have them. " "You are a very clever man, Mr. Taggart. Now we can forget it all until I hear from you again. And could you order us a brandy? The deal is made. " "Social," I agreed. Her eyes were softer, and her smile a little wider. "You are a very competent ruffian, Sam. You give me problems. " For the first time I could see that the drinks were working on her.
My God, you are a brassy bastard! " He thought it over. He leaned back and looked at the lounge, tilted his balding head and gave me an oblique glance. " That damned instinct of his. "I don't know. " "I never exert myself unless I have to. " He waited, and then gave a long sigh. "All right. Except for this little morsel, I would have taken you in, just for luck. I don't think it's going to do me much good to sit on it. A bartender made him from the picture. A highway bar a half mile south of here.