By John D. MacDonald
One other bestseller starring Travis McGee, a true American hero--and probably the megastar of a brand new motion picture franchise! Reissue.
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His face went blank and sweaty and the blood drained out of it. He made a small squeak and lowered the poised fist. " a nervous voice asked, and I turned and saw a club employee in the doorway. "No trouble. I was just getting ready to take Mr. " I cued Watts with a little pressure. "Just going home," he said in a gassy whisper, and with a strange imitation of a reassuring smile. The employee hesitated, said goodnight and went away. Crane Watts made a very cautious attempt to pull his hand free, and found that it added to the pain.
In midafternoon I invented an errand at Long Key, a replacement filter, and with an identical expression of repressed anticipation on their faces, they waved to me as I went putting off toward Long Key. Friday morning I put the essential question to him. I brought the anchors in, and he helped me spread the lines at the bow to dry before stowing them. In the early gray, so silent and eerie it gave one a tendency to whisper, the Flush floated dead in the water at the high tide change, with the mist magnifying the sun image in the east to a gigantic ball, suitable to a science fiction movie.
He had a drinker's puffiness, not far advanced, but enough to alert the observant and the wary. But the mists had lifted. " he asked. " "You found him. Maybe I'm not as hungry as I have to be. " "I'm doing a favor for a man. For a fee. He trusts my judgment and my knowledge of Florida land values. He just came into a very big piece of money. He wants to put half of it in securities and half in land. A broker is working up a portfolio for him. I'm ... " "No. If I could locate something good, a very promising investment, something in the eight or nine hundred thousand range, he'll give me ten thousand finder's fee.