From a beloved master of crime fiction, "The Lonely Silver Rain" is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.
Travis McGee has luck to thank for his reputation as a first-rate salvager of stolen boats. Now Billy Ingraham, a self-made tycoon, is betting that McGee can locate his $700,000 custom cruiser. McGee isn t so sure. He knows all too well the dangerous link between Florida boatjackings and the drug trade, and he s vowed never to swim with the sharks but if he wants to keep his head (AKA finances) above water, swim he will.
As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me. Dean Koontz
Even though McGee doesn t feel like sticking out his neck for this case, Billy s wife, Millis, convinces him to step up to the challenge. Sort of. After a pilot friend leads him to the stolen vessel, McGee immediately regrets not going with his gut. The yacht is no longer an ordinary boat. It s a slaughterhouse.
After witnessing the sordid scene, McGee realizes he s knee-deep in the white-hot center of an international cocaine ring. In the midst of this terrifying ordeal and an affair with a very dangerous woman, McGee is shocked by the return of a secret from his past. Over the years, McGee has recovered many wrecks now he ll need to salvage his own life.
Features a new Introduction by Lee Child"
The Lonely Silver Rain
Random House Publishing Group
A Travis Mcgee Novel