I read this book about 18-Mar-2004. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1968. This note was last modified Monday, 05-May-2014 22:20:49 PDT.
This is book 9 of the "Travis McGee" series.
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The ninth Travis McGee book. And a jump all the way to 1968, a multi-year gap in a series that had been having multiple books per year.
A friend of Travis' has been killed as part of a land deal. Travis takes offense at this, and arranges to hurt the vaious major players in the deal even worse (in the way that hurts such people most: cost them money). And he manages to make a profit on it.
Essentially, he runs his own con operation against them. Meyer helps a lot.