Now that Linda "Pidge" Lewellen is grown up, she tells Travis McGee, once her girlhood idol, that either she's going crazy or Howie, her affable ex-jock of a husband, is trying to kill her. McGee checks things out, and gives Pidge the all clear. But when Pidge and Howie sail away to kiss and make up, McGee has second thoughts. If only he can get to Pidge before he has time for any more thinking.
©1973 John D. MacDonald (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Special thanks to Sasha, Stacy and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and being the best of company during my recovery.
The early seventies were evidently tough on the author because this book as well as the two that preceded it were, in my opinion, the worst three books of the series. As usual McGee does a great deal about all that is wrong with the world and the individuals that inhabit it. That and an overly long and poorly written climax drop the storyline to four stars and the narration drops the book another notch in my rating. Meyer's time in the hospital and the investigation into the new husband's background are strong points in the book and as always MacDonald's writing is top notch. There isn't a Travis McGee novel that I wouldn't recommend.
At least he didn't get shot this time! This one was tough on our hero. Very personal involvments and a lot of back-story. As usual the characters are all fullly fleshed out and the overall story was great. But I never thought I'd hear Travis singing the praises of a Pulsar LED digital watche!!! Perhaps the next one will mention what a stupid idea they were.....
Great story, again. Kept me on edge the entire time. You have to ask is Travis missing a step or two as he get older? He still has the reader rooting the entire time. Fun stuff.
The narrator is spot on. Petkoff's ability to portray the characters in the stories makes the books even more enjoyable.
Travis, because he is Travis.
Petkoff is now the voice in my head of McGee
No, It was story oriented..
Most MacDonalds seem similar.. very restful..
He seems like he IS Travis
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