Years ago I read all the Travis McGee mysteries. They all have a color in the title, so it seemed a good year to re-read them all.
In this first book in the series, McGee
seeks to retrieve a fortune in gems smuggled into the U.S. at the end of WWII
by the father of his client, Cathy Kerr, a down-and-out dancer. Cathy's father
died in prison without ever telling his family about the fortune.
Unfortunately, he did discuss it with a former inmate named Junior Allen., a
sociopathic, ruthles deviant who seduced Cathy and lived with her until he
could locate the jewels her father hid on the family land. Then he dumped Cathy
and began living the good life.
Color in title