My dad turned me on to Travis McGee when I was in the army. This was probably natural since he discovered McGee while he was in the navy during the Viet Nam war.
Author John D. MacDonald’s most famous character, Travis McGee, resided in Ft. Lauderdale on a houseboat aptly named the Busted Flush which he won in a poker game. McGee called himself a “salvage consultant” wherein he recovered stolen or swindled items for a victim, keeping half of the recovered item’s value for himself. In the purest sense, he was an entrepreneur, working for himself and taking only the clients he wanted.Read More