THE MAN WHO INVENTED FLORIDA by Randy Wayne White

THE MAN WHO INVENTED FLORIDA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 By the time Agent Angela Walker calls on Marion ``Doc'' Ford (Sanibel Flats, 1990; The Heat Islands, 1991) to ask about his irascible uncle Tucker Gatrell--who has a long history of violence, instability, and orneriness--three men have already vanished in nearby Everglades National Park. But even though he's a suspect, Tuck isn't giving the disappearances a second thought; he's too busy--now that his horse Roscoe has turned up a fountain of youth on land he'd transferred to a holding corporation to avoid real-estate taxes-- trying to get the parcel back and keeping the government from grabbing it. The ensuing shenanigans--beginning when Tuck's old Calusa Indian crony Joseph Egret escapes from his nursing home and rustles a championship jumper and concluding with a wild legal triple-cross--add up to the shaggiest mystery you've ever read. Thoroughly antic, brazenly over the top.

Pub Date: Dec. 8th, 1993
ISBN: 0-312-09866-9
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: St. Martin's
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1993




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