Agent Pedergast is called in to close a case in which the killer appears to be the devil. The smell of brimstone is heavy in the air of each crime scene and each victim appears to be involved with devil worship in some form. But Agent Pendergast will be stunned to discover the real truth about who is behind these murders.
The Green Ripper is the eighteenth of 21 Travis McGee novels written by John D. McDonald. It won the National Book Award for the category of mystery in 1980, and was the first and only book in that category to receive the award. The plot is centered on revenge against a secretive, terrorist cult that is responsible for killing McGee's lover Gretel. The title is a word play on the name of the Grim Reaper.