This was one of the most enjoyable books of the McGee series for me, and I think the fact that I have read 7 or 8 other McGee titles first may have something to do with it. In just about every book, Travis McGee does more than just flirt with women -- he flirts with the idea of falling in love with them, but he never, ever does. And so this book begins with McGee certain that he's found The One, and then she's taken from him.
So if this is your first time reading about Travis McGee...well I'd like to persuade you not to, ironically! Read "One Fearful Yellow Eye" or "The Quick Red Fox" first. Otherwise, I fear that this book may read like just another revenge story.