From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Quick Red Fox is one of many classic vels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. She s the opposite of a damsel in distress: a famous movie star, very beautiful, very much in control of her life. She s just made one little mistake and w she needs Travis McGee to set it right. The money is good and Travis s funds are in need of replenishing. But that s t the only reason he takes the case. There is the movie star s assistant efficient and reserved, with a sadness underneath that makes McGee feel he d brave any danger to help her. John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all us in the field. Talk about thebest. Mary Higgins Clark Sultry movie star Lysa Dean has gotten herself into a spot of blackmail, posing for naked photos while participating in a debauched party near Big Sur. If the pictures get out, Lysa s engagement to her rich, strait laced fiance doesn t stand a chance. Enter Travis McGee, who s agreed to put a stop to the extortion, working alongside Lysa s assistant, Dana Holtzer. They begin by tracking down everyone associated with the lurid evening, and soon eugh they re led on a chase across the nation as murder after murder piles up. Further complicating matters, Travis and Dana s relationship soon turns steamy. And just when he thinks he kws exactly where things are headed, one big twist shakes McGee s life to the very foundation. 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.