Book Reviews of Barrier Island

Barrier Island
Barrier Island
Author: John D. MacDonald
ISBN-13: 9780449131794
ISBN-10: 0449131793
Publication Date: 6/1/1987
Pages: 259
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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In the pitiless game, with a few harsh rules and just one way of keeping score. the wrong man will die. And another will get away with more than murder.
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John D. MacDonald abandons Travis McGee and Florida for Good Ole Boys and financial chicanery in Mississippi. Greed leads to murder, and one good man tries to do the honorable thing. Prime MacDonald, which means it's as good as anything out there, and better than most.
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Lively, gritty...complex and convincing.. MR. Macdonald writes with passion. THRILLER
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This, his last book, is probably his best. A shocking expose of rampant greed, real estate scams, political corruption, environmental meddling, with a bit of spice added for amusement or maybe distraction. In ways it is a meld of The Gilded Age and Ten North Frederick with a touch of The Thanatos Syndrome, yet it still stands alone in its portrayal of a good ole boys milieu. While not a great literary work, this is still well worth the effort.