A Travis McGee mystery. McGee moors his poker-prize houseboat in Bahia Mar, near Ft. Lauderdale. He is rugged, sentimental, fearless and flawed...the perfect private eye. In this one, he gets sucks into a case involving the family of a man killed in Vietnam and the treasure he may or may not have stashed somewhere. MacDonald keeps you riveted.
I love the Travis McGee novels! From the cover...One look at Cathy Kerr and you could tell there was nothing life hadn't done to her. She was innocence turned helpless desperation-all because of the smiling freckle-faced stranger named Junior Allen. Cathy had nowhere to turn-except to another smiling stranger, that man named Travis McGee-who was a walking pillar of cold rage as he followed the depraved wreckage of Junior Allen's trail.
Like all the McGee books, this is a well-written adventure story. Warning: he tends to include some very unpleasant villains, whose doings I would rather not have had to read about. The author was also of his generation, that is to say, a considerable sexist. So be warned.