By John D. MacDonald
Deepest eye Travis McGee outwaits and outwits a deranged killer as he searches for a lacking spouse on a distant Caribbean island, the place he additionally tangles with a baby-faced businessman with a style for homicide. ebook on hand.
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Extra resources for A Tan and Sandy Silence (Travis McGee Mysteries 13)
Almost a nightmare. It had pumped me so full of adrenaline there was no hope of going back to sleep. Heart bumped and banged. Legs felt shaky. I scrubbed a bad taste off my teeth, put on jeans and boat shoes and an old gray sweatshirt, and went out onto the deck. A very silent night. No breeze. A fog so thick the nearer dock lights were haloed and the farther ones were a faint and milky pallor, beyond tangible gray. I could hear slow waves curl and thud against the sand. The craft on either side of the Flush were shrouded in the fog, half visible.
Pride, I guess. Harry thought if she was really in trouble, she would come running to me. And the more I think about it, the more logical it seems. That she would. Besides-" I stopped suddenly. " She came back and said, "Less than two weeks ago. It was a Monday morning. " "He told me someone had seen Mary with me on April second. He was wrong, of course. " "Maybe he hadn't been told about it before he came to see me," she said. "And maybe he was trying to get you to admit she'd moved in with me or some damn thing.
She was pretty and available. It went on for the three days he was up there. He came back. Two days after he was back, she phoned him at his office from Miami. She had quit her job and followed him back to Florida. So he told Mary that while he was trying to talk Lisa into going back, he put her up at the apartment. I guess he was having a hard time convincing her. He talked from the end of November till two days before Christmas. " I laughed. "I thought the silly son of a bitch was going to try to shake it out of me, too.