From a beloved master of crime fiction, Cinnamon Skin is one of many classic vels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. In the Florida Keys, a houseboat explodes in a giant white flash, instantly killing the honeymooners onboard. Travis McGee's best friend, Meyer, loses t only his home and every single thing in it but his last living relative. Now he wants answers. And he and McGee plan to get them--or die trying. -To diggers a thousand years from w, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.---Kurt Vonnegut If Travis McGee hadn't arranged a lecture tour for his friend, Meyer would be dead. As it was, Meyer lent the John Maynard Keynes to his just-married niece, Norma, and her husband, Evan, hoping to give them the perfect honeymoon. Instead: tragedy. When a group of Colombian terrorists take responsibility for the brutal act, Meyer and McGee travel to Mexico to seek justice. Or payback. Once south of the border, Meyer and McGee discover many things: Evan's seedy past, a beautiful local named Barbara, a lethal drug cartel, and, perhaps, even Meyer's long lost courage. But does Meyer, always content in McGee's shadow, have what it takes to avenge the killing of the person he loved most? Features a new Introduction by Lee Child
John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, -They pay me to do this! They don't realize, I would pay them.- He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986.