Deep Blue Good-by

Deep Blue Good-by

A Travis McGee Novel

eBook - 2013
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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Deep Blue Good-by is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight-errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. 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.

"John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."--Stephen King

McGee isn't particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who's been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn't anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior's latest victim, Lois Atkinson.

Frail and broken, Lois can barely get out of bed when Travis finds her, let alone keep herself alive. But Travis turns into Mother McGee, giving Lois new life as he looks for the ruthless man who steals women's spirits and livelihoods. But he can't guess how violent his quest is soon to become. He'll learn the hard way that there must be casualties in this game of cat and mouse.

Features a new Introduction by Lee Child
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperback, 2013, c1964.
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780307827258
0307827259
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 222 p.)
Alternative Title: Deep blue good bye

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natleaven
Jun 12, 2017

I re-read the Travis McGee series every few years. I love his take on the world and his environmentalism. I wish John D. MacDonald was still around, he was getting better and better as time went on and I know he would have a lot to say about the state of the world now.

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7626dee
Jun 07, 2017

Many people read his books to try to figure out Travis Mcgee. Focus on the other characters and you will find the real story of Florida and all the warts on that lovely skin.

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deRougemont
Jul 18, 2013

A classic.

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