Bright Orange for the Shroud (Travis McGee Mysteries 06) by John D. MacDonald

By John D. MacDonald

One other bestseller starring Travis McGee, a true American hero--and might be the famous person of a brand new motion picture franchise! Reissue.

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Ka-swash. Then some coughing, and then some strident and bitter abuse from the dark water. I strolled back to the boarding ladder, bent and gave her a hand, hauled her up onto the after deck and told her to stay right there. I brought her a towel and a terry robe. " she said in a cold and level voice. " "Listen. " Suddenly we were laughing, and in laughing we were friends again, and went topsides to the big padded bench at the topside controls. I went and checked the anchor line, came back with cigarettes for her, a pipe for me.

I watched the match begin and it was clear after two points they were going to take it readily. So I went back inside to see, perhaps at closer range, the other half of this happy marriage. Seven IN THE Saturday dusk I got a drink from the outside bar and moved out of the throng. In a few minutes Viv Watts came over to where I was standing. She had on a yellow summer cotton, a new mouth. Her manner and expression were tense. "Maybe you'll tell me what happened in there, Mr. " "Nothing important.

It was clean and quiet. The decor was seashells stuck into cement on the pillars, beams and ceiling. Tourists had pried out a lot of the ones within reach. I found they served a clam chowder with character. It would cure debility, angry the blood, and turn a girl scout troop into a baritone choir. I didn't bother phoning Crane Watts' office. His residence was on Clematis Drive. " I looked up car rentals, phoned one and was told they couldn't deliver. Just one man on duty. I took a cab to the place the other side of town.

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