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The book is about Travis McGee's ex-girlfriend's husband being murdered, and robbed of 600,000 dollars. Travis is going on a search in Chicago to find out who killed Doctor Fort Geis.
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In “One Fearful Yellow Eye” John D. MacDonald presents his hero, Travis McGee ,
in perhaps his most frightening, suspenseful episodes yet. McGee, that “knight in
tarnished armor,” loves helping his friends out of their troubles, especially bikini-clad
females in trouble! This time longtime friend Glory Doyle has come to McGee for help
again. It seems that someone has successfully “taken” over a half-million dollars from her
husband's account over the last year of his life. This is McGee's speciality--retrieving losts
pieces of valuable property, whether it be money or pride. He suspects blackmail, but can't
seem to figure out why. But, of course, he does, as he discovers that sadism also plays a
role in this ugly scene--and a sick mind is revealed, a person who prefers to maim and one
who enjoys seeing the victim suffer. This is McGee in top form!

The review of this Book prepared by Bill Hobbs

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 60% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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