Nightmare in Pink: A Travis McGee Novel
Why this book?
MacDonald wrote twenty-one novels in his classic Travis McGee series, which has been praised by many best-selling writers, from Dean Koontz to Lee Child, Sue Grafton to Stephen King, as foundational to their own careers. This one’s my favorite.
Travis is in New York City to find out what happened to his old friend’s sister’s fiancé. Her fiancé is dead. She’s prickly and resistant to dredging up the past.
As Travis untangles a massive financial crime, he’s drugged and put in a mental hospital. Can he free himself and expose the truth?
I guess I like this one best because chemically-induced hypnosis is a frequent subject of my own series. Full of action, serious questions about the human mind, romance, and fun.