A Deadly Shade of Gold (Compact Disc)
John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller. Stephen King When Travis McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from his past, he can t help it: He has to meddle. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who's still waiting for him. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country from which he hopes to return alive. Travis McGee is the last of the great knights-errant: honorable, sensual, skillful, and tough. I can t think of anyone who has replaced him. I can t think of anyone who would dare. Donald Westlake Deception. Betrayal. Heartbreak. When Sam left his girlfriend, Nora, and vanished from Fort Lauderdale, no one was surprised. But when he shows up three years later lying in a pool of his own blood, people start to ask questions. And his old friend Travis McGee is left to find answers. But all he has to go on are a gold Aztec idol and a very angry ex-girlfriend. Is that enough to find his friend's killer? And when the truth is as terrifying as this, does he really want answers after all? John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Mary Higgins Clark.
About the Author
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.
Robert Petkoff has appeared on "Chappelle s Show", "Law & Order", and "Quantum Leap". His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in "Spamalot", Perchik in "Fiddler on the Roof", and Tateh in "Ragtime". He lives with his wife in New York City.