By John D. MacDonald
From a loved grasp of crime fiction, The lengthy Lavender glance is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
A gorgeous younger factor, donning little greater than a made up our minds glance, streaks out of the darkness and into Travis McGee’s headlights. McGee hits the brakes, misses the fleeing soul by means of inches, and lands the wrong way up in ten toes of water—and correct into the guts of a violent mystery.
“To diggers one thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald will be a treasure at the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut
McGee and his outdated pal Meyer are cruising alongside on their long ago from a marriage while the lady darts in entrance in their vehicle. They be capable of emerge from the wreckage and are limping alongside the abandoned Florida street whilst anyone comes via in an outdated truck and takes a number of pictures at them. rather a lot for Southern hospitality. McGee and Meyer head to a carrier station to regroup, yet are there arrested and charged with murder.
It seems an area thug has simply been killed, and the lead suspects are Meyer and McGee. Someone’s evidently out to get them—and during this Twilight region they’ve chanced on themselves in, they need to assemble their assets to struggle for his or her lives opposed to a deeply corrupt system.
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He fingered the dressing in the same absentminded manner that, as a kid, he’d played with a loose tooth: repeatedly testing the pain it caused. ” His head hurt less now, after a double dose of codeine. “Less than a minute. I was trying to decide if you were just deep in thought or dead. ” Jon laughed, which stirred up the pain. ” “Open your eyes, this is an official consult. ” Wayne moved his vertical finger to the right then to the left, observing Jon’s eyes. Then he turned the finger horizontal and moved it up and down.
How long was he unconscious? Minutes? Days? Fisher seemed to be waiting for . . What? Oh, yes, the question . . “An inch maybe . . maybe twenty pounds heavier than me. Muscle though, not fat. ” Fisher scratched the side of his jaw, considering something. ” “Dobbs is gay. ” D e ad E n d D e a l | 35 Jon felt uncomfortable discussing Wayne’s personal life behind his back. Then again, if it helped the investigation . . Besides, Wayne didn’t hide it. ” There it was: guilt by association. Even though this wasn’t the first time the question had been asked, it still pissed him off.
He paid the deposit in cash and didn’t buy insurance. ” “You talked to the clerk who rented it? ” Jesus! ” He squeezed the bridge of his nose again and shook his head, more irritated at his own lack of patience than Ritter’s accusatory tone. ” Fisher pushed out of the chair and arched his back, working on the ache burrowing in between his shoulders. “No, that’s not all. Let me assure you we take this case seriously. Both the University and Seattle cops are also all over it. Last night SPD had two detectives going door to door in your neighborhood asking if anyone remembered seeing anything out of the ordinary the past two weeks.