Darker than Amber (Travis McGee, Book 7) by John D. MacDonald

By John D. MacDonald

From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, Darker Than Amber is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

A fishing journey is something yet enjoyable while Travis McGee is concerned. As McGee and his good friend Meyer calm down to a couple dead night casting, a girl falls into the water from the bridge above them. Her identify is Evangeline, and the tricks she offers in regards to the occasions resulting in her close to drowning recommend a lower than pristine earlier. yet McGee has kept her, and now he desires to see her make a brand new life—even if it skill confronting a gang of murderers that makes his blood run cold.

“John D. MacDonald is a shining instance for we all in his field.”—Mary Higgins Clark

Evangeline could be the meant goal in a fancy scheme, yet she’s no usual sufferer. at the back of her darker than amber eyes is a girl who lures males onto her boat and robs them, throwing them overboard while she’s performed with them. And now she’s enlisted the resistant Travis and Meyer to rescue her “savings” from her companions in crime.

When Evangeline lands up useless, McGee and Meyer needs to get entangled. however the stakes are high—and Evangeline will not be the single casualty of her merciless game.

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Its covers were tattered and brittle, the hardwood boards inside the tooled leather bindings peeking out from the corners. He had it open, exposing its first page. It was bare, except for a large, brown-and­ purple stain in its bottom right corner—the result of a bacterial attack— and a title in its center: Registrum Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Salomonis. The Registry of the Templars. “This is the one,” the professor insisted, turning the pages with careful strokes. Most of its linen-based paper leaves seemed to be covered with blocks of prose, written in a cursive Blackletter script.

The archivist looked at him through confused, jittery eyes. “What . . ” Reilly put a comforting hand on the man’s shoulder. “You just blacked out there for a second. ” He wasn’t enjoying the lie. Bescondi looked lost, visibly trying to make sense of the situation. Reilly knew he wouldn’t remember anything—not yet, anyway. But he would. And soon. “Stay there,” Reilly told him. ” The archivist nodded. Reilly shot Sharafi a “let’s-go” flick of the head, his eyes darting dis­ creetly to the codex he was carrying.

So here’s what we’ll do,” Reilly said. “You want the book. I want Tess. In one piece. So we trade. ” The bomber shook his head, a mock apology on his face. “Can’t do that. I’m not sure it’s safe for me to go down there right now, you know what I mean? No, you’ll have to go get her yourself. So how about this instead. The book, for her location. ” His word. Reilly mashed his teeth. He knew he had no choice. “And that phone you’re holding,” he added. The bomber thought about it for a brief moment, then shrugged.

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