The Long Lavender Look

Version: Unabridged
Author: John D. MacDonald
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Genres: Suspense, Detective Stories
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: July 2013
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen. Kurt Vonnegut A lovely young thing, wearing little more than a determined look, streaks out of the darkness and into Travis McGee s headlights. McGee hits the brakes, misses the fleeing soul by inches, and lands upside down in ten feet of water and right in the heart of a violent mystery. The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author. Jonathan Kellerman McGee and his old friend Meyer are cruising along on their way back from a wedding when the girl darts in front of their car. They manage to emerge from the wreckage and are limping along the deserted Florida road when someone comes by in an old truck and takes a couple of shots at them. So much for Southern hospitality. McGee and Meyer head to a service station to regroup, but are there arrested and charged with murder. It turns out a local thug has just been killed, and the lead suspects are Meyer and McGee. Someone s obviously out to get them and in this Twilight Zone they ve found themselves in, they must gather their resources to fight for their lives against a deeply corrupt system. John D. MacDonald was a writer way ahead of his time, and his Travis McGee books are as entertaining, insightful, and suspenseful today as the moment I first read them. John Saul"

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.