Helena Pearson. Undeniably beautiful... indisputably rich... incredibly wanton... the perfect client for Travis McGee. He did a big favor for her husband and then for the lady herself. Now Helena is dead, and McGee finds out that she had one last request to make of him: find out why her beautiful daughter, Maurie, keeps trying to kill herself. So, half-convinced that Maurie needs a good doctor and not a devil-may-care beach bum, McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, a respectable, booming, deadly little place.
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I really wish I had read these books when I was younger! Who knows, I might be a boat bum now! But this is excellent Travis McGee. A really good listen and lot of fun,
A series like this can get very predictable and tiresome. John MacDonald was a rare author that managed to deliver interesting stories even in such a challenging context. McGee and Meyer are interesting characters and I continue to enjoy watching them evolve from one book to the next. This series is the diametric opposite to Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington books, which are mind-numbingly predictable and formulaic. The Travis McGee series is one of the more compelling options in the genre; strong recommendation to start at the beginning and read them all...
Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times best-selling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner and Marvel Comics writer.
Robert Petkoff has really captured the balance of idealistic optimism and jaded cynicism that defined Travis McGee.
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