Another revisit, from a bygone era. The dialogue and attitudes seem dated, not charming but instead something to put me off. The exciting last portion of the book sped up the pace considerably and made it more enjoyable.
Interesting to compare the lone avenger nature of the Travis McGee novels with Robert Parker's Spencer novels, perhaps a read on the temper of the times. Travis keeps denying that he has any altruistic impulses, but keeps risking his well being and even his life to try to rescue folks, while Spencer seems less concerned about seeming to give in to altruism, but meanwhile is faithful to his significant other. Probably material here for a Master's thesis, to be followed by a career as a writer. Go for it, someone!