Nightmare in Pink

Version: Unabridged
Author: John D. MacDonald
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: May 2013
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 43 minutes
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Overview

As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.? ? Dean Koontz Travis McGee's permanent address is the Busted Flush, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale, and there isn't a hell of a lot that compels him to leave it. Except maybe a call from an old army buddy who needs a favor. If it weren't for him, McGee might not be alive. For that kind of friend, Travis McGee will travel almost anywhere, even New York City. Especially when there's a damsel in distress. Travis McGee is the last of the great knights-errant: honorable, sensual, skillful, and tough.? ? Donald Westlake The damsel in question is his old friend's kid sister, whose fianc? has just been murdered in what the authorities claim was a standard Manhattan mugging. But Nina knows better. Her soon-to-be husband had been digging around, finding scum and scandal at his real estate investment firm. And this scum will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets don't get out. Travis is determined to get to the bottom of things, but just as he's closing in on the truth, he's knocked out and taken captive. If he's locked up in a mental institution with a steady stream of drugs being siphoned into his body, how can Travis keep his promise to his old friend? More important, how can he get himself out alive? I envy the generation of readers just discovering Travis McGee, and count myself among the many readers savoring his adventures again.

Reviews (1)

Nightmare in Pink 1964

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on February 10th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I liked McGee in NY City. He fits in anywhere and takes no shit from anyone. When I finished "Nightmare in Pink" I had to learn more about author John D MacDonald. A simple search led me to "JDM HOMEPAGE A website devoted to John D. MacDonald," which can be found at.http://www.jdmhomepage.org/. I just read his NY Times obituary. It's good to know something about the author when you read a book because some of the themes are dated. Many of the themes are dated in McDonald's books are, but that is because the books were originally published in the 1960s-1980s. It doesn't matter that his story started in 1964. It could have been 1954 or 1984. His writing does not rely on cliche and slang, so it does not pin itself to an era. I am enjoying the books and going on to the next in the series.

Author Details

Author Details

MacDonald, John D.

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.