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Nightmare in Pink



Crime & Prison


Travis McGee


# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1964-04-00 Fawcett Gold Medal  

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A knight in slightly tarnished armor," "the thinking man's Robin Hood," McGee lives alone on his boat, the Busted Flush. Rejecting the modern world, adhering to a timeless sense of honor and obligation, he is more and less than a private eye.

Any profession can turn toxic if the practitioners carry things way over the edge or put their expertise to venal ends. What are the worst things mental hospitals can do to their patients? What horrors can financial managers wreak upon their clients? Things get carried to surreal extremes here.

In the midst of the tale a new type of character makes an appearance - the rich bitch with a heart of brass-coated gold. Here she's called Terry Drummond, and, like others of the breed in future tales, she makes a serious effort to bag Travis for house-pet purposes.

McGee's old army buddy Mike went from the battlefield to permanent residency in a veterans' hospital. Travis's survivor-guilt forces him to agree to look into the strange death of Howard, the man Mike's sister Nina was about to marry. Travis investigates the sinister goings-on in the Manhattan financial institution where Howard was employed, discovers that inconvenient persons have been imprisoned in a mental facility, and learns more than he would like to know about the call girl business.

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