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By John D. MacDonald

From a loved grasp of crime fiction, shiny Orange for the Shroud is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.

Travis McGee is calling ahead to a “slob summer,” spending his days as distant from hazard as attainable. yet hassle has a manner of discovering him, regardless of the place he hides. An outdated good friend, conned out of his existence discounts via his ex-wife, has tracked him down and is determined for aid. To get the cash again and earn his traditional expense, McGee should penetrate the Everglades—and the brain of a violently twisted grifter.

“John D. MacDonald was once the good entertainer of our age, and a spell binding storyteller.”—Stephen King

McGee hasn't ever obvious a guy so replaced by means of three hundred and sixty five days of lifestyles. Arthur Wilkinson were an amiable and respectable younger guy seeking to make investments a few of his enormous inheritance in a marina firm. Then a stunning blonde named Wilma Ferner confirmed up. She used to be quickly Mrs. Wilkinson, and it took her just a yr to depart Arthur bankrupt and broken.

But what begins out as an easy activity becomes a deadly state of affairs whilst McGee comes face-to-face with a quick-thinking and quicker-fisted foe within the Florida swamps. Now Arthur’s fortune isn’t the single factor at the line: This task may well suggest McGee’s life.

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Marla sagte: «Da sind Sie ja. » Alle drehten sich nach ihr um, doch Sara starrte Smith an. In einer fließenden Bewegung zog er eine abgesägte Schrotflinte heraus, zielte auf Matts Kopf und drückte beide Abzüge. Blut und Gehirn spritzten gegen die Eingangstür. Matt fiel rückwärts gegen das Glas, Risse durchzogen die Scheibe, aber sie zersprang nicht, von Matts Gesicht war nichts mehr übrig. Die Kinder kreischten, und Brad warf sich auf die ganze Gruppe und riss sie zu Boden. Eine wilde Schießerei war ausgebrochen, und einer der Streifenpolizisten brach vor Sara zusammen, ein großes Loch in der Brust.

Sie nahm ein Streichholz, und Lena sah zu, wie sie die einzelne Kerze auf einem Napfkuchen mit weißem Zuckerguss anzündete. Auf der Arbeitsplatte stand noch ein ähnlicher Kuchen mit einer Kerze, den Nan jedoch nicht beachtete. �Happy birthday to you», stimmte sie an. » In dem Moment, als sie auflegte, klingelte das Telefon auch schon wieder. Lena drückte fast gleichzeitig auf Annehmen und Auflegen, gerade als Nan fertig gesungen hatte. » Lena blies die Kerze aus. Sie hoffte nur, Nan erwartete nicht, dass sie jetzt ein Stück Kuchen aß.

Die Pistole in seiner Hand war leer geschossen. Sara hätte auch von selbst darauf kommen können, wenn sie nachgedacht hätte. Jeffrey wollte sie gerade laden, als er getroffen wurde, das Magazin war zu Boden gefallen und durch den Aufprall waren die Patronen herausgesprungen, sie lagen überall herum – nutzlose, unbenutzte Patronen. Es war im Grund klar gewesen. Genau so wie die Tatsache, dass sein Handgelenk, als ihre Finger es endlich berührten, kalt war, oder die Tatsache, dass er keinen Puls mehr hatte.

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