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The long lavender look: Travis McGee Series, Book 12

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From a beloved master of crime fiction, "The Long Lavender Look" is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. A lovely young thing, wearing little more than a determined look, streaks out of the darkness and into Travis McGee's headlights. McGee hits the brakes, misses the fleeing soul by inches, and lands upside down in ten feet of water--and right into the heart of a violent mystery. "To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."--Kurt Vonnegut McGee and his old friend Meyer are cruising along on their way back from a wedding when the girl darts in front of their car. They manage to emerge from the wreckage and are limping along the deserted Florida road when someone comes by in an old truck and takes a couple of shots at them. So much for Southern hospitality. McGee and Meyer head to a service station to regroup, but are there arrested and charged with murder. It turns out a local thug has just been killed, and the lead suspects are Meyer and McGee. Someone's obviously out to get them--and in this "Twilight Zone" they've found themselves in, they must gather their resources to fight for their lives against a deeply corrupt system. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child
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"McGee has become part of our national fabric."


A lovely young girl steps in front of Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses the girl but lands in ten feet of swamp water. As he's limping along the deserted road, someone in an old truck takes a few shots at him. And, when he goes to the local sheriff to complain, the intrepid Travis McGee finds himself arrested and charged with murder. And he can't help but ask himself, is this what they call southern hospitality...?

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) -- Fiction, Large type books, McGee, Travis (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Private investigators -- Florida -- Fort Lauderdale -- Fiction
title_display The long lavender look
title_full The Long Lavender Look Travis McGee Series, Book 12, The long lavender look / John D. MacDonald, The long lavender look [sound recording] / John D. MacDonald, The long lavender look [text (large print)] / John D. MacDonald
title_short The long lavender look
title_sub Travis McGee Series, Book 12
topic_facet Fiction, Large type books, McGee, Travis (Fictitious character), Mystery, Private investigators, Suspense, Thriller