Bright Orange for the Shroud

Bright Orange for the Shroud

Book - 1972
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Travis McGee is looking forward to a "slob summer," spending his days as far away from danger as possible. But trouble has a way of finding him, no matter where he hides. An old friend, conned out of his life savings by his ex-wife, has tracked him down and is desperate for help. To get the money back and earn his usual fee, McGee will have to penetrate the Everglades -- and the mind of a violently twisted grifter. McGee has never seen a man so changed by one year of life. Arthur Wilkinson had been an amiable and decent young man looking to invest some of his considerable inheritance in a marina enterprise. Then a pretty blonde named Wilma Ferner showed up. She was soon Mrs. Wilkinson, and it only took her a year to leave Arthur bankrupt and broken. But what starts out as a simple job turns into a dangerous situation when McGee comes face-to-face with a quick-thinking and quicker-fisted foe in the Florida swamps. Now Arthur's fortune isn't the only thing on the line: This job may mean McGee's life.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott, [1972, c1965]
ISBN: 9780397007936
0397007930
Characteristics: 253 p. ; 21 cm

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Jul 25, 2017

Early Travis McGee novel has all the elements that would make this series popular. Lost me a bit at the end when a very inept villain actually gets control of things. Travis would get better but MacDonald should never let our hero make the kinds of mistakes where luck is the savior.

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