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One Fearful Yellow Eye (Travis McGee Series #8)
     

One Fearful Yellow Eye (Travis McGee Series #8)

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by John D. MacDonald, Robert Petkoff (Read by)
 

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“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.” - Stephen King

It only takes one word to get Travis McGee to leave the sunny deck of his houseboat in Ft. Lauderdale for the gray cold of Chicago. The word is help, and it’s uttered by Glory Geis, an old girlfriend of McGee’s and the pretty young widow of

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“John D. MacDonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.” - Stephen King

It only takes one word to get Travis McGee to leave the sunny deck of his houseboat in Ft. Lauderdale for the gray cold of Chicago. The word is help, and it’s uttered by Glory Geis, an old girlfriend of McGee’s and the pretty young widow of world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Fortner Geis. The trouble is, the good doctor converted his considerable estate into cash before he died. But where he stashed it, no one knows.

“There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again.” — John Saul

Although everyone from the IRS to Dr. Geis’ greedy grown children suspects that Glory is hiding the lost fortune, she hasn’t a clue as to its whereabouts. To prove her innocence, she must find the money and the culprits who stole it. Enter McGee, for one of the most challenging salvages of his career.
How do you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone must have done it very quietly and skillfully. While untangling the mess of Dr. Geis’ last days, McGee makes a startling discovery: Some folks would love nothing better than to bring down the whole family — by any means necessary. But McGee is starting to actually like a few members of the Geis clan — and he vows to bring the guilty to justice.

“The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author." — Jonathan Kellerman

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for John D. MacDonald and the Travis McGee novels
 
The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.”—Stephen King
 
“My favorite novelist of all time . . . All I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me. No price could be placed on the enormous pleasure that his books have given me. He captured the mood and the spirit of his times more accurately, more hauntingly, than any ‘literature’ writer—yet managed always to tell a thunderingly good, intensely suspenseful tale.”—Dean Koontz
 
“To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut
 
“A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best.”—Mary Higgins Clark
 
“A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee, and count myself among the many readers savoring his adventures again.”—Sue Grafton
 
“One of the great sagas in American fiction.”—Robert B. Parker
 
“Most readers loved MacDonald’s work because he told a rip-roaring yarn. I loved it because he was the first modern writer to nail Florida dead-center, to capture all its languid sleaze, racy sense of promise, and breath-grabbing beauty.”—Carl Hiaasen
 
“The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . John D. MacDonald created a staggering quantity of wonderful books, each rich with characterization, suspense, and an almost intoxicating sense of place. The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author and they retain a remarkable sense of freshness.”—Jonathan Kellerman
 
“What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again.”—Ed McBain
 
“Travis McGee is the last of the great knights-errant: honorable, sensual, skillful, and tough. I can’t think of anyone who has replaced him. I can’t think of anyone who would dare.”—Donald Westlake
 
“There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again. A writer way ahead of his time, his Travis McGee books are as entertaining, insightful, and suspenseful today as the moment I first read them. He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel.”—John Saul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491576489
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
12/02/2014
Series:
Travis McGee Series , #8
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John D. MacDonald (1916-1986) MacDonald was born in Sharon, Pa, and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Harvard, where he took an MBA in 1939. After war service in the Far East he wrote hundreds of stories for the pulps and over seventy novels, including the 21 in the Travis McGee sequence.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 24, 1916
Date of Death:
December 28, 1986
Place of Birth:
Sharon, PA
Place of Death:
Milwaukee, WI
Education:
Syracuse University 1938; M.B. A. Harvard University, 1939

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One Fearful Yellow Eye (Travis McGee Series #8) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DocAG More than 1 year ago
I live in Florida and nobody has ever written about Florida the way John D. MacDonald did through the eyes of Travis McGee. His work is beautiful. But this novel was not. For about 250 pages McGee makes the right decisions and swims through an ocean of sharks with the fluid grace and predatory instinct we expect from him. However, in the last few pages McGee makes a monumental and totally unnecessary blunder that leads to a violently explicit encounter for a main character. At the end of the book, everybody is scarred for life by the event. I felt sick. Don't say I didn't warn you. Think about reading another McGee novel. Maybe "Darker then Amber".
Anonymous 6 months ago
Connecting the foibles of us paltry humans to great storytelling is his amazing strength as a writer . It is so clear why writing was a love affair that will live forever. Just read and enjoy.
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Walks in pushes zack
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