2 cassettes / 3 hours
Read by Darren McGavin
"...a master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer."
--MARY HIGGINS CLARK
"...a dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character."
* All of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee novels are available from Random House AudioBooks*
Helena Pearson. Undeniably beautiful . . . indisputably rich . . incredibly wanton . . . the perfect client for Travis McGee. He did a big favor for her husband and then for the lady herself. Now Helena is dead, and McGee finds out that she had one last request to make of him: find out why her beautiful daughter, Maurie, keeps trying to kill herself. So, half-convinced that Maurie needs a good doctor and not a devil-may-care beach bum, McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, a respectable, booming, deadly little place. . . . --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful: A Thinking Man's Mystery Novel, August 16, 2001 Reviewer: Paul Skinner from Virginia Travis McGee gets a check for $25,000 (a lot of dough for 1969) and the dying wish of an old friend, to look after her suicidal daughter. So McGee goes to Fort Courtney to observe the daughter, her sister and her husband. What McGee encounters is a series of unusual circumstances, including dead bodies, cheating spouses, and the evidence that somebody is spying on him. Could all of these things be connected? Sure - but only McGee could figure out the complicated connection. True to most McGee novels, justice is served in the end, although in a form the reader does not expect. This is my 11th McGee novel. Clearly MacDonald writes in a more sophisticated style than 98% of the mystery writers today. A new reader may find it annoying that one must suffer through a good 100 pages before the action really begins, but this is typical MacDonald style. Not only do you get a complex mystery, but you get a lot of philosophy along the way.