The Lonely Silver Rain by John D. MacDonald (1985)

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The Lonely Silver Rain
A Travis McGee Novel
by John D. MacDonald
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Copyright: 1985
Book Club Edition

Travis McGee is back! One of the most popular heroes of contemporary fiction -- the beach-bum savant whose affairs, travails, and triumphs, recounted through twenty bestselling novels, have thrilled and delighted millions of readers around the world -- now plunges into one of his most exciting adventures.

The disappearance of a lavishly appointed custom-built yacht . . . the brutal murder of a Peruvian debutante . . . the sloppy "accidental death" of a Florida real estate tycoon . . . These are the pieces of the puzzle Travis McGee must fit together to save his own life.

Because it's clear that someone -- Travis doesn't know who, or why -- is intent on adding his name to the list of casualties. How else to explain the letter bomb that (so narrowly) misses its target? And the professional hit men Travis is able to prevent -- by brute force and brute luck -- from completing their assignment? And what about the cat-shaped pipe cleaners someone keeps depositing at the door of Travis's houseboat? In his unaccustomed role as quarry, Travis is forced into consideration of his own mortality, jolted into taking stock of his life, into acknowledging that through the years he has become more of a loner than he ever intended to be . . .

As he goes about the increasingly dangerous business of keeping himself alive, following the trail of cocaine smugglers from the office towers of Miami to the Mayan ruins near Cancun, Travis gradually begins to see that the only way he can avoid certain death is to sound the alarm, to shatter the uneasy peace that reigns between opposing forces in Miami's underworld, and to help unleash the bloodiest drug war southern Florida has ever seen.

And when at last it seems that all scores have been settled, Travis is shaken yet again -- this time by the appearance of a young woman who not only rekindles memories of a distant, past happiness, but also opens up an entirely new chapter in the life and adventures of Travis McGee.

Here -- in a novel exploding with action, surprises, and suspense -- is John D. MacDonald writing at the top of his powers. The Lonely Silver Rain is one of the most entertaining novels we have yet had from one of America's most gifted and prolific writers.

Condition: Used. Hardcover. Dust cover and flaps shows shelf wear and darkening from age. Pages are tanned from age. Previous owner's "Library Of" stamp is on the front endpaper.

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