I had no idea MacDonald was so good, January 28, 2005
Reviewer: Seanmoon (New Jersey)
My mother collects the paperbacks, and I bought her a bunch for Christmas this year, and, on a sick day when I had nothing else to read that felt right for a sick day, I picked up the Lonely Silver Rain and read it straight through. I wish I hadn't started with the last book in the series, but I was still quite glad to have read it. The writing in this book is several cuts above that of the average mystery; in fact, the mystery or adventure or whatever you want to call it is only about 1/3 of the book. The 2/3 that is the incredible, thoughtful voice of MacDonald as Travis McGee is what has me determined to dig up copies of the whole series and read it straight through.
very unique..........Good listening book
" Book Description
Keeping himself alive is something detective Travis McGee has always taken for granted -- until his search for a wealthy friend's missing yacht places him square in the center of the international cocaine trade. Following a trail that leads him from Miami's lavish penthouse suites to a remote village in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Travis finds himself the target of some of the most ruthless villains he"s ever met. --"
If you haven't 'met' Travis McGee yet, you're missing a fine read. Anyone who lives on a boat called 'The Busted Flush' is certainly not going to be boring, right?
From back cover: "Travis McGee is back in action and he is in fine, fine form....What a treat. It is John D. MacDonald's 21st Travis McGee book and, without reservation, his best." THE SAN DIEGO TRIBUNE
Smart, honest, tough, but very tender, John D. MacDonald's famous fictional hero Travis McGee is a fearless adventurer, an intrepid investigator, a champion of underdogs, a rescuer of ladies in distress, and a contemporary philosopher extraordinaire. Keeping himself alive is something McGee has always taken for granted - until his search for a wealthy friends missing yacht places him square in the center of the international cocaine trade. As he follows a scorching white line from Miami's penthouse suites to a tine village in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Travis finds himself the target of some of the most ruthless villains he's ever met.
Pressed into contemplating for the first time his own mortality and jolted into taking stock of his life, Travis McGee discovers amid all the danger the astonishing surprise behind the cat-shaped pipe cleaners someone is leaving at his door. This is vintage McGee in a novel that confirms John D. MacDonald's reputation as one of the greatest storytellers of all time.
As always, Travis McGee is amazing
MacDonald's Travis McGee is back, solving mysteries and facing dangers in his usual tough-yet-tender style.
A great book! I loved all the books in this series. I think this book is the last one in the series.
The final book in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald, and one of the best. McGee has finally started to mature, and there's a real shocker that I won't spoil for you. A great read!
In this very special Travis Mcgee Adventure, Travis gets the surprise of his life!
This story has a bittersweet feel to it. Time has marched on, and Travis keenly feels his age and the passing of friends. He fears to get entangled with drug dealers, but to avenge his friend he plunges blindly into the drug dealers' world and starts a mob war. Finally, we get a tantalizing peek into Travis' earlier life: his monther, father, brother, and past awards.
Part of the blue funk he feels thrugh the book is the feeling that he is alone and has nobody to miss him when he is dead. An episode from the past returns to revive his joie de vivre.
This is the last of the Travis McGee stories.I just finished reading them for the second time (minus 4 that I gave away,there are 21 in all).Excellent series.
Love the Travis McGee series by John McDonald.
Another great Travis McGee read.