By John D. MacDonald

ISBN-10: 0307826678

ISBN-13: 9780307826671

From a loved grasp of crime fiction, vivid Orange for the Shroud is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Travis McGee is asking ahead to a “slob summer,” spending his days as far-off from probability as attainable. yet difficulty has a fashion of discovering him, regardless of the place he hides. An outdated good friend, conned out of his existence discount rates through his ex-wife, has tracked him down and is determined for support. To get the money again and earn his traditional cost, McGee should penetrate the Everglades—and the brain of a violently twisted grifter.

“John D. MacDonald used to be the good entertainer of our age, and a enchanting storyteller.”—Stephen King

McGee hasn't ever visible a guy so replaced through three hundred and sixty five days of lifestyles. Arthur Wilkinson have been an amiable and good younger guy seeking to make investments a few of his significant inheritance in a marina firm. Then an exquisite blonde named Wilma Ferner confirmed up. She used to be quickly Mrs. Wilkinson, and it took her just a 12 months to go away Arthur bankrupt and broken.

But what begins out as an easy task becomes a perilous scenario whilst McGee comes face-to-face with a quick-thinking and quicker-fisted foe within the Florida swamps. Now Arthur’s fortune isn’t the one factor at the line: This task could suggest McGee’s life.

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Lächelnd schüttelte sie ihm die Hand. « �Ja, genau. « �Ich freue mich, dass Sie hier sind. « �… von der Polizei in Brighton, und, äh, Entschuldigung, ich habe gar nicht …« �Ich bin Feuerwehrmann«, sagte der Feuerwehrmann und deutete grinsend auf seine schwarz-gelbe Uniform. « �Hi«, sagte Roddy und schüttelte dem Mann die Hand. »Gut, gut. Okay …« Er blickte sich kurz um. «, fragte er. « �Ja, das stimmt«, bestätigte der Superintendent. « �Okay. In diesem Fall können wir sofort ein paar Maßnahmen veranlassen.

Aber er hielt es selten lange aus, so sehr sehnte er sich nach der Einsamkeit. Was hatte ihn jetzt getrieben, seine fischreichen, einsamen Tiefen zu verlassen, um in unbekannte, flache Gewässer zu schwimmen? Er war schon seit einigen Wochen unterwegs. Bei Tagesanbruch hatte er das Ende der Welt erreicht. Das Meer, das zwischen zwei Landmassen lag, war hier flach und schmutzig, ein stinkender Tunnel, durch den er sich schob. Überall waren Menschen – Schiffe und Boote in jeder Größe, Röhren und Kabel unter Wasser, Netze, denen man ausweichen musste, überall Schmutz – und dann noch der Lärm, unablässiger Lärm, der die Schallwellen durcheinanderbrachte, bis sein Gehirn schmerzte.

Fragte Joe. « �So einen Schrotthaufen würde doch nicht mal ein Hausmeister fahren«, meinte Joe und zeigte über die Schulter auf das alte Auto. « So in der Art, dachte Roddy – das Institut für Meeressäugetiere war von einem viktorianischen Philanthropen gegründet worden und war mittlerweile in Organisation und Führung ziemlich überholt und exzentrisch. Neben anderen Unwürdigkeiten gehörte auch dazu, dass der Direktor nur ein Gehalt von sechzehntausend Pfund im Jahr bekam … Aber trotzdem musste er Joes Aggressionen irgendwie kontern, dachte er, als sie vor dem schmuddeligen Eingang zum Pier von Clacton hielten.

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