The Empty Copper Sea - John D. MacDonald & Lee Child

The Empty Copper Sea

By John D. MacDonald & Lee Child

  • Release Date: 1985-05-12
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings


"The professional's professional of suspense writers."


Van Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawless, whose body hasn't been found. To clear his name, and cear up the mystery, Van asks friend-in-need Travis McGee to find out what really happened. What McGee finds is that Timber Bay is a toug h town to get a break in when you're a stranger asking questions. But what he also finds is that, dead or alive, Hub Lawless is worth a lot of money. Some are eager to get a piece of that action--and some are willing to take more than a piece out of anyone who gets in the way....


  • The Empty Copper Sea

    By Rocketgirl56
    I found the story weak and confusing, as it was burdened by too many characters. Also, I was expecting a tale of the sea and those who man the ships who sail upon it, but that was not to be the case. In fact, the setting and occupation of the characters could have been anywhere and anything. This is my first book by this author snd it shall be my last.