Episode 21: Darker Than Amber (1970)
Travis McGee gets into some very deep trouble when he pulls Vangie out of some very deep water after she's been thrown off a bridge with an 85-pound weight tied to her lovely ankles. Rod Taylor plays Travis McGee, who appeared in 21 novels by the great John D. MacDonald. Living on his houseboat The Busted Flush in Slip F-18 at the Bahia Mar Marina, this sometimes "salvage expert" takes his retirement in installments. And when he's not retiring or salvaging, he somehow always seems to be helping a woman out of trouble. Travis and MacDonald were both huge influences on me as I developed the main character for my suspense novel. Join us as we pay tribute to them both.