The Empty Copper Sea

Author:   John D. MacDonald
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
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9780449224809


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 May 1997
Format:   Paperback
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The professional's professional of suspense writers. THE NEW YORK TIMESVan Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawless, whose body hasn't been found. To clear his name, and cear up the mystery, Van asks friend-in-need Travis McGee to find out what really happened. What McGee finds is that Timber Bay is a toug h town to get a break in when you're a stranger asking questions. But what he also finds is that, dead or alive, Hub Lawless is worth a lot of money. Some are eager to get a piece of that action--and some are willing to take more than a piece out of anyone who gets in the way....

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Author:   John D. MacDonald
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Ballantine Books Inc.
Dimensions:   Width: 10.80cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.136kg
ISBN:  

9780449224809


ISBN 10:   0449224805
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 May 1997
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Praise for John D. MacDonald and the Travis McGee novels <br> The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller. --Stephen King <br> My favorite novelist of all time . . . All I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me. No price could be placed on the enormous pleasure that his books have given me. He captured the mood and the spirit of his times more accurately, more hauntingly, than any 'literature' writer--yet managed always to tell a thunderingly good, intensely suspenseful tale. --Dean Koontz <br> To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen. --Kurt Vonnegut <br> A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best. --Mary Higgins Clark <br> A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee, and count myself among the many readers savoring his adventures again. --Sue Grafton <br> One of the great sagas in American fiction. --Robert B. Parker <br> Most readers loved MacDonald's work because he told a rip-roaring yarn. I loved it because he was the first modern writer to nail Florida dead-center, to capture all its languid sleaze, racy sense of promise, and breath-grabbing beauty. --Carl Hiaasen <br> The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . John D. MacDonald created a staggering quantity of wonderful books, each rich with characterization, suspense, and an almost intoxicating sense of place. The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness. --Jonathan Kellerman <br> What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again. --Ed McBain <br> Travis McGee is the last of the great knight


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John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America; in 1980, he won a National Book Award. In print he delighted in smashing the bad guys, deflating the pompous, and exposing the venal. In life, he was a truly empathetic man; his friends, family, and colleagues found him to be loyal, generous, and practical. In business, he was fastidiously ethical. About being a writer, he once expressed with gleeful astonishment, They pay me to do this! They don't realize, I would pay them. He spent the later part of his life in Florida with his wife and son. He died in 1986. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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