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One Fearful Yellow Eye (1966)

av John D. MacDonald

Serier: Travis McGee (8)

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" 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....… (mer)

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Another good Travis McGee thriller. Fun read. This author just did it better then his contemporaries. ( )
  ikeman100 | Dec 15, 2019 |
As always Travis gets into a couple of life endangering scrapes, and as always find unique ways out. A couple of his ladies are endangered but don't die, but there is plenty of death. LSD plays a role dating the story. It goes to Chicago but managed to stay and end in Florida. ( )
  waldhaus1 | Jun 20, 2019 |
"One Fearful Yellow Eye” is the eighth Travis McGee novel. If you are not familiar with this series, McGee lives on a 52-foot houseboat in Fort Lauderdale. He has no regular job, except, when he needs funds, he does “salvage work” and, by salvage work, he does not mean deep- sea diving for buried treasure. Instead, he does favors for friends or friends of friends who have lost or been conned out of something of value. His fee is fifty percent of the recovery, if there is one. His specialty is helping out wounded sparrows who the world has chewed up and spit out. These novels are filled not just with dark mysteries, but also philosophy and pondering.

This novel, however, does not feature the ocean or the sands or the rolling waves crashing on the beach. McGee receives a call from a friend in Chicago who has no one else she can turn to for help and, reluctantly, he flies into Chicago and it seems, at first, that the entire city is against his beach bumming instincts. He is cynical about the flight and about the city. But, Gloria is a dear friend he had once rescued on a beach in Florida and he can’t abandon her. Gloria has married into big money with an older gentleman, a rich surgeon, who died after a short period of time. His grown children resented the presence of this young, vivacious woman in their father’s life and, when, it is discovered, after his death, that his vast estate had been liquidated and disappeared into thin air, relations between this family are not good. Gloria, who barely has enough to last a few months, has no idea what happened to all the money and her late husband’s children think of her as a conniving she-devil who siphoned all the funds out and is ready to disappear with some boyfriend from her past.

Bit by bit, McGee sets out to discuss the matter with the principals involved and unravels family secrets and bitterness and psychological problems. There are scandals upon scandals hidden there. Much of the book moves slowly with character development as McGee comes no closer to the answer, but, by the end, events move swiftly and things unravel quicker than he can keep them together.
This is yet another terrific entry into the series and, in the end, quite satisfying even though the image of the fearful yellow eye will be left etched upon your memories. ( )
  DaveWilde | Sep 22, 2017 |
An old man dies and when they go to assess the estate its discovered its been stripped bare by the old man with most assets converted to cash and then withdrawn from the bank. The young wife calls in Travis McGee for help and the investigation begins.

Good plot, developments unfold nicely slowly building to a pretty decent climax. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | May 4, 2017 |
Another book in the Travis McGee series by John McDonald. McGee assists an ex lover when her husband died and squandered over 600,000 dollars. He finds most of the money and almost loses his current lover and himself. I recommend this book. ( )
  terrygraap | May 30, 2015 |
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" 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....

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