From a beloved master of crime fiction, "Nightmare in Pink" is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Travis McGee s permanent address is the "Busted Flush, "Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale, and there isn t a hell of a lot that compels him to leave it. Except maybe a call from an old army buddy who needs a favor. If it wasn t for him, McGee might not be alive. For that kind of friend, Travis McGee will travel almost anywhere, even New York City. Especially when there s a damsel in distress.
As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me. Dean Koontz
The damsel in question is his old friend s kid sister, whose fiance has just been murdered in what the authorities claim was a standard Manhattan mugging. But Nina knows better. Her soon-to-be husband had been digging around, finding scum and scandal at his real estate investment firm. And this scum will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets don t get out.
Travis is determined to get to the bottom of things, but just as he s closing in on the truth, he finds himself drugged and taken captive. If he s being locked up in a mental institution with a steady stream of drugs siphoned into his body, how can Travis keep his promise to his old friend? More important, how can he get himself out alive?
Features a new Introduction by Lee Child"
Nightmare in Pink
Random House Publishing Group