He s a self described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game He s also a knight errant who s wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple he ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half Nothing that John D MacDonald wrote is better loved and enduring than thebooks in his series about Travis McGee, the Florida based salvage consultant who recovers property for a fee so he can take his retirement a piece at a time Narrator Robert Petkoff, hand chosen to narrate with the approval of MacDonald s estate, brings McGee s world of the Busted Flush his houseboat, which he won in a poker game and Miss Agnes his custom Rolls Royce pickup truck to vivid life