By John D. MacDonald
From a liked grasp of crime fiction, Free Fall in Crimson is one of the vintage novels that includes Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
He used to be wealthy, suggest, and slowly succumbing to cancer—until an individual hastened the inevitable by way of beating him to dying at a Florida truck cease. Now Ellis Esterland’s son wishes Travis McGee to determine who killed his estranged father. The why turns out seen: Esterland’s multimillion-dollar estate.
“The Travis McGee novels are top-of-the-line works of fiction ever penned via an American author.”—Jonathan Kellerman
even though he were reassured that he may obtain a considerable inheritance, Ron Esterland was once disowned by way of his filthy rich father years in the past. yet upon expensive previous Dad’s comfortably timed homicide, the relatives fortune lands up within the arms of Ellis’s ex-wife instead.
the search to get better Ron’s funds takes McGee from Hollywood to the Midwest, the place he confronts prostitution jewelry and drug offers long gone unsuitable. within the haze of violence surrounding him, McGee begins to lose sight of who he relatively is. yet something is still crystal transparent: McGee is at the path of a killer conjured from his worst nightmares.
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After I dumped the laundry within the bog down aboard the Flush, showered, and adjusted to a clean white knit blouse and khaki slacks, I checked the houseboat over to work out if the telephone used to be lifeless, or the batteries, or the freezer. i used to be hungry, and that i made up our minds I’d pass over to the meat ’n’ It for his or her substantial sirloin—decided to stroll over, because the miles within the little vehicle had made me consider cramped. I mounted a Boodles on ice in a single of the heavier out of date glasses and carried it as much as the sunlight deck to face and survey what i may see of the yacht-basin global. I seemed over towards the ships’-supplies position and was once shocked to work out the well-known traces and hues of Aggie Sloane’s vast Trumpy. I locked up and walked down there, glass in hand. there has been a delicate clean breeze off the Atlantic that fluttered the cover over the little topside zone the place Meyer and Aggie have been hunched over a backgammon board. I hailed them, and Aggie invited me aboard. I went up and took a chair and stated, “Go forward. I don’t are looking to interrupt the sport. ” She acknowledged, “It could simply be over. Meyer, look at this. ” She picked up the massive doubling dice from her facet of the board and plunked it down on his part. The quantity on best was once sixteen. Meyer studied the board for a very long time. He wore a bitter expression. He sighed. “Too slim,” he stated. “No, thank you. Travis, if I take the double, she simply may shut her board in this roll. ” “Class tells,” acknowledged Aggie, marking the ranking pad. “Aggie,” I acknowledged, “you glance marvelous. ” In her husky baritone she acknowledged, “Just simply because I had a number of extra tucks taken during this sagging flesh? simply because I bought back off to at least one thirty? simply because I do one stable hour of disco each morning, starko, at the back of locked doorways? simply because my hair is longer, and this is often the simplest tint I’ve had in years, and my new contacts are this great lavender colour, and I’m off the booze, and after 3 years of disgrace I’ve been capable of come back to bikinis? thanks, darling McGee. i believe I do glance fairly marvelous, relatively conversing. I went via all this hell as a unique current for sturdy previous Meyer. ” “Good outdated Meyer appreciates it, pricey lady,” he acknowledged. “It all fills me with awe. yet i feel you probably did it for the sake of your individual morale. ” “Why is he so usually correct? ” she requested me. “Because he's Meyer. It’s a personality flaw. What are you doing right here besides? ” She seemed exasperated. “We are watching for a few type of a turbo-seal whatsit that needs to be flown down from Racine. It blew the day before today. Made a noise like a big fart. My pricey little captain won't continue with no it. a few type of fetish, without doubt. it will shorten our little cruise, perhaps all the way down to no cruise in any respect. yet what the hell. gorgeous position right here. no longer a hint of mal de mer. after all, it does determine a section extra dear than a inn suite. however the expensive little papers I further to the chain final 12 months are churning out funds you wouldn’t think. It’s nearly vulgar what you may make nowadays out of a monopoly morning paper in a urban of 40 thousand humans, once you fairly get into automation and electronics and all.