The Deep Blue Good-By

Version: Unabridged
Author: John D. MacDonald
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: February 2013
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

Travis McGee is a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight-errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He?ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half. The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author.? ? Jonathan Kellerman McGee isn't particularly strapped for cash, but how can anyone say no to Cathy, a sweet backwoods girl who's been tortured repeatedly by her manipulative ex-boyfriend Junior Allen? What Travis isn't anticipating is just how many women Junior has torn apart and left in his wake. Enter Junior's latest victim, Lois Atkinson. Frail and broken, Lois can barely get out of bed when Travis finds her, let alone keep herself alive. But Travis turns into Mother McGee, giving Lois new life as he looks for the ruthless man who steals women's spirits and livelihoods. But he can't guess how violent his quest is soon to become. He?ll learn the hard way that there must be casualties in this game of cat and mouse. John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.? ? Mary Higgins Clark

Reviews (1)

The Deep Blue Good-By

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on January 6th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

In less than five minutes I was into The Deep Blue Good-By. I could hear the piano music of film noir and imagine the narrator. I am glad we didn't lose this gem written in 1964.

Author Details

Author Details

MacDonald, John D.

John D. MacDonald (1916-1986) MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939. After war service in the Far East he wrote hundreds of stories for the pulps and over seventy novels, including the 21 in the Travis McGee sequence.