Pale Gray for Guilt - John D. MacDonald & Lee Child

Pale Gray for Guilt

By John D. MacDonald & Lee Child

  • Release Date: 1981-11-12
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings


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

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The men who killed Tush Bannon knew he was a nice guy with a nice wife and three nice kids--trying to run a small marina on the Florida coast. They also knew he was in the way of a big land development scheme. Once they killed him, they figured they were on easy street. But Tush Bannon was Travis McGee's friend and McGee could be one tough adversary when protecting a widow and her kids....


  • One of the best early Travis McGee

    By Travis McGee Junkie
    Classic Travis McGee. Best to read this one before the last book; The Lonely Silver Rain, 1985.
  • Verbose and confusing

    By Billyroy7
    I love John MacDonalds books. He had a clean, writing style that kept the reader interested. This book is a disgraceful imitation, with long boring, detailed descriptions of minute details that had nothing to do with the story. I skipped page after page to get to Childs point. Terrible book, complete waste of money. Child's won't get me again.
  • My favorite Travis McGee (so far)

    By TJanvier
    Loved this in paperback. You just cannot overstate how good MacDonald's crime fiction is. I loaned one of my Travis McGee novels out to a coworker and he came slobbering back like a hungry puppy for the rest of them. They are addictive.