Travis McGee isn’t your typical knight in shining armour. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.
A lovely young thing, wearing little more than a determined look, streaks out of the darkness and into Travis McGee’s headlights. McGee misses her, but lands upside down in ten feet of water – and right into the heart of a violent mystery.
It turns out a local thug has just been killed, and Travis and his friend Meyer are suddenly promoted to lead suspects. To clear their names, they must gather their resources to fight against a deeply corrupt system that would rather see them dead than innocent . . .
First published in 1970, The Long Lavender Look features an introduction by Lee Child
JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER
The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller
A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee
The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness
...my favorite novelist of all time
A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field