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The Green Ripper

MacDonald, John D.

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ISBN 10: 0397013620 / ISBN 13: 9780397013623
Published by J.B. Lippincott Co., New York, 1979
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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A clean, fresh and nice first printing. An increasingly uncommon first edition in collector's condition. Original price intact on dust jacket, as necessary for a collectible book. The slightest of spine slants. This is a book of vengeance and revenge. Travis has finally--at long last--found true love, and she is snatched from him by death. At first it appears to be a lethal illness, then, horrifyingly, a random, sophisticated killing. Travis is almost mad with a desire to find one face to batter and then to execute the killer. To face the fact that the murder appears to be a hit with no single one-of-a-kind killer seems obscenely unfair. Travis follows some paper-thin leads, discards his identity, and infiltrates a terrorist camp sponsored by a cult religious group. This is a fast-paced book, one of my all-time favorite McGees. I was struck by MacDonald's uncanny accuracy in depicting the terrorist personality way back in 1979. The healthy young religious warriors in superb shape confidently believed their next lives would be vastly improved by destroying the civilization in this one. They disdained, even looked forward to death. One character tells McGee that the terrorists will not "waste" their rockets on military vessels. Blowing up a planeload of civilians containing women and children was far more "productive." The finale is a fine display of McGee's sniperly abilities, derring-do and just plain luck. Bookseller Inventory # 000028

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Title: The Green Ripper

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Co., New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover in Dust Jacket

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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"McGee has become part of our national fabric."


Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches, strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart--and had been around too long--for many of them to touch his heart. Now, however, there was Gretel. She had discovered the key to McGee--to all of him--and now he had something to hope for. Then, terribly, unexpectedly, she was dead. From a mysterious illness, or so they said. But McGee knew the truth, that Gretel had been murdered. And now he was out for blood...

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