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By John D. MacDonald

ISBN-10: 0449133133

ISBN-13: 9780449133132

While Travis McGee discovers a face from his previous mendacity in a pool of blood on an inexpensive hotel room ground, he desires solutions. yet to date, all he has are questions--plus the doubtful inheritance of his friend's vengeance-driven female friend, and a worthy historical Aztec golden idol. half insurgent, half thinker, and each inch his personal guy, Travis McGee plunges right into a wild and threatening trek for a killer that takes him from the Lauderdale shorelines to the seething corruption of yankee expatriates in a far off Mexican city, to the plush excessive lifetime of the California jet set."A grasp storyteller, a wizard of discussion, characterization, and plot."Chicago Tribune ebook international

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Not knowing any good way to do it, I waited until one line of talk had died into a not entirely comfortable silence, and then I said, “Sam is on his way back here. ” Her eyes went wide and deep lines appeared between her dark brows. She put her hand to her throat. ” she whispered. ” The color drained out of her face abruptly. She wrenched her chair sideways and bent forward to put her head between her knees. Charles came rushing over. I told him what I needed. He returned with it in about twelve seconds.

I took her and turned her slowly and brought her out. She was like a board. In the darkness, with faint lights of traffic touching her face, she said in a perfectly conversational tone, “Oh, no. I can’t permit that. I can’t stand that. He was coming back to me. I can’t have anything like that. I can’t endure that. There’s only so much, you know. ” And suddenly she began to hurl herself about, random thrusts and flappings like a person in vast convulsions. Maybe she was trying to tear herself free of her soul.

That is the shame of the world. Not his shame. Not mine. I came out because I was no use there. ” She put her hand out. “Goodnight,” she said. ” It was the abrupt continental handshake, accompanied by a small bow, an immediate release of the clasp. As I walked to my car I looked back and saw her still standing there in the open door silhouetted against the hallway lights, hips canted in the way a model stands. We both knew of the hidden smoldering awareness. But there would be no breakink of vows, not with that one.

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