By John D. MacDonald
From a cherished grasp of crime fiction, The Empty Copper Sea is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Asking for assistance is anything a proud guy like Van tougher might by no means do. So while he exhibits up on the Busted Flush, Travis McGee is aware that he has to be the man’s final inn. What tougher wishes salvaged is his recognition. After a protracted occupation as a seaman, he was once piloting a ship the evening his agency fell overboard. tougher is sure he’s been manage, yet to aid him, McGee needs to turn out lifeless guy is really alive.
“John D. MacDonald is a shining instance for all us within the box. speak about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark
The fateful experience begun with more durable on the helm of Hubbard Lawless’s luxurious cruiser. It ends with him coming to, fuzzy and disoriented, and Hub misplaced to the water. Now everyone seems to be asserting that more durable received under the influence of alcohol, handed out, and is negligent in his boss’s loss of life. the article is, Van’s no longer a drinker . . . at the very least, no longer anymore.
Who would wish to border the nice captain, and to what finish? lifeless or alive, Lawless is worthy handsome profit. individuals are continually desirous to get a bit of that action—including a few, as McGee quickly unearths, who're prepared to take a section out of someone who will get of their way.
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