Just finished this one and enjoyed it very much. The characters were rich and believable and had complex motivations that kept me interested. The paranormal elements added some flavor to a good story and but did not overpower it.
One of the best Travis McGee novels and the first where McGee's friend Meyer takes a prominent role in solving the mystery.
Without giving away any of the plot the action takes off immediately with a beautiful girl falling almost into McGee's lap.And of course, she's in need of his help.
With plenty of plot turns and craftiness, McGee uses his charm, bulk and libido to come to solve the situation he's uncovered and to right the wrongs, but not before he's damaged, emotionally and physically.
Although written in 1966, the story has aged well, and is well worth the price of admission.
Petkoff's reading is masterful, as we've come to expect.
This is the first book in the popular Jack Reacher series. There is a lot of action and the author really does a great job painting the scenes where Reacher combats the enemies. The plot is suspenseful and is developed slowly. Details are slowly revealed at a pace that keeps the reader interested and engaged. Even though Reacher's motivations are simple, there is some complexity and mystery about his past. He is a larger than life character who seems somehow enhanted. At the end of the book, most of the mysteries are revealed but enough is still unknown abou Reacher to makethe reader eager for the next adventure.
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