'MacDonald had a huge influence on me . . . Reacher is like a fully detached version of Travis McGee' LEE CHILD
Travis McGee isn’t your typical knight in shining armour. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: He’ll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.
An ex-girlfriend of Travis McGee’s is convinced she’s being watched. Her late husband, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, converted his considerable estate into cash before he died. The trouble is nobody can find it, including her. But there are those who don’t believe her and will stop at nothing to prove it.
As Travis McGee tries to untangle the mess and protect his terrified ex-lover, he discovers that the doctor’s enemies are far more determined than even he could have imagined . . .
First published in 1966, One Fearful Yellow Eye features an introduction by Lee Child
JOHN D. MACDONALD: A GRAND MASTER CRIME WRITER
'The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller' - Stephen King
'Travis McGee is my favourite fiction detective. He’s great because he has a philosophical side – he will fight a bunch of mobsters in a car park and then have a muse about life, the universe and everything' - Tony Parsons
'A dominant influence on writers crafting the continuing series character . . . I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee' - Sue Grafton
'The consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer . . . 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
'. . . my favorite novelist of all time' - Dean Koontz
'A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field' - Mary Higgins Clark
'What a joy that these timeless and treasured novels are available again' - Ed McBain
'There’s only one thing as good as reading a John D. MacDonald novel: reading it again . . . He is the all-time master of the American mystery novel' - John Saul
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One fearful yellow eye
Classic McGee, not my absolute favourite but great all the same. For anyone who wondered where authors like Lee Childs took their inspiration from, look no further. Don't start with this one, read them in order (the Travis McGee series). Men you will want to be him, women you will want to be with him, a real classic anti hero.