One Fearful Yellow Eye by John D. MacDonald

Author of more than 70 books during his career, John D. MacDonald is best known for his hardboiled crime series featuring Travis McGhee.

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One Fearful Yellow Eye by John D. MacDonald


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 6.80 x 4.16
  • Publisher: Fawcett Books; (February 1996)
  • ISBN: 0449224589


    Book Description
    "To diggers a thousand yeasrs from now...the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

    How to you extort $600,000 from a dying man? Someone had done it very quietly and skilfully to the husband of Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend. McGee flies to Chicago to help untangle the mess and discovers that although Dr. Fortner Geis had led an exemplary life, there were those who'd take advantage of one "indiscretion" and bring down the whole family. McGee also discovers he likes a few members of the family far too much to let that happen.... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.



    Reader Reviews
    Show Me the Money!, July 27, 2003 Reviewer: staceycochran.com from Oracle, Arizona McGee and LSD became popular about the same time, but the typical bright-eyed MacDonald sense of humor stops there, for One Fearful Yellow Eye is probably too sad a story for all but the most serious fans of the series. Fearful Yellow Eye's plot revolves around a certain 600 grand bequeathed to survivors of Dr. Fortner Geis, a generally well-liked and well-respected Chicago doctor. But when the 600 grand does not turn up following the good doctor's death, McGee is hired onto the case. His investigations lead him to Chicago, Glory Geis, and then the twisted tale of Glory's daughter/love-rival Heidi Geis. Remarkably, McGee finds himself attracted to the broken-winged Heidi, and ultimately the novel is hers. Because it is she that must get past her family's dark secret, and it is she that comes through at the novel's end as a much stronger character. There are moments of poignancy in One Fearful Yellow Eye, and McGee's approach to Heidi's disturbing LSD overdose may be worth the price of the ticket alone, but generally I'd have to recommend several other McGee novel's before One Fearful Yellow Eye. Cinnamon Skin, thusfar, is my favorite. Yours, Stacey

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