Search Results: "Randy Wayne White"


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SEDUCED by Randy Wayne White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Despite the disjunction between the sharply drawn threats and the heroine's modest detective skills, her fourth outing may be her best to date, with a particularly effective climactic sequence that knots together every menace, and every sorrow, she faces."
Sanibel fishing guide/private eye Hannah Smith confronts a ghost from her mother's colorful past and an even more primeval threat to Florida citrus. Read full book review >

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BONE DEEP by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"In Doc's 21st adventure (Night Moves, 2013, etc.), promising characters get submerged in a colorful treasure hunt whose participants are at odds in not-very-interesting ways. When Doc reveals the identity of the malefactor behind the psycho biker, readers realize it doesn't much matter."
A search for a pair of stone carvings stolen from Crow tribal lands in Montana leads Dr. Marion Ford and his pal Tomlinson to another round of wild and woolly adventures. Read full book review >

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DEAD OF NIGHT by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2005

"Not much story, but Doc's fans are used to that. What might bother a few, though, is a certain lack of engagement, as if even Doc can't take the goings-on all that seriously."
This time out, Doc Ford must cope with a wicked plot to kill off practically everybody. Read full book review >

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CUBA STRAITS by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 24, 2015

"Cuba provides the perfect setting for White's recent fondness for episodic, hallucinatory quests (Bone Deep, 2014). The next few months' headlines will determine whether his view of contemporary Cuba is remarkably prophetic or yesterday's news."
A trove of revealing private documents, rumors concerning a political assassination, a trip to Cuba—it's either today's newspaper or Dr. Marion Ford's 22nd adventure. Read full book review >

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NORTH OF HAVANA by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 1997

"Much manly action, lots of manly aperáus, but it's all too fast and furious to allow the distinctive pleasures of the voice White revealed in The Man Who Invented Florida (1993) and Captiva (1996). (Mystery Guild alternate selection)"
Just as Marion ``Doc'' Ford is at the point of dramatically improving his acquaintance with his old friend Dewey Nye (she's already got half her underwear off), his phone rings, and his even older friend, dropout prophet Tomlinson, is squawking about how the trip his pickup Julia DeGlorio talked him into taking- -from Sanibel to an island north of Cuba—turned sour when Tomlinson woke up to find they'd drifted into Cuban waters and were being held along with his beloved boat in lieu of storage charges. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO INVENTED FLORIDA by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 1993

"Thoroughly antic, brazenly over the top."
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. Read full book review >

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DEEP BLUE by Randy Wayne White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"The front-loading of the major surprises makes this adventure middling among Doc Ford's recent Bond-like encounters with villains with political agendas (Cuba Straits, 2015, etc.)."
Marine biologist Marion D. Ford interrupts his endless partying at Sanibel Island long enough to get involved in another round of international counterterrorism. Read full book review >

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GONE by Randy Wayne White
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Now that big-boned Hannah, whom Doc Ford aptly describes as 'a man's woman,' has established her voice and her credentials, here's hoping she's back next time with a meatier case."
After 19 manly adventures starring marine biologist Marion "Doc" Ford, (Chasing Midnight, 2012, etc.), White introduces a heroine who's just as stubborn and capable and even more appealing. Read full book review >

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BLACK WIDOW by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2008

"Starts intriguingly, then descends into a welter of aimless episodes, derivative characters and suspense-killing digressions. Fans will be put to the test."
Blackmail overshadows Sanibel, Fla., in a way that poses a special set of challenges to marine biologist extraordinaire Doc Ford, making his 15th appearance (Hunter's Moon, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HEAT ISLANDS by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

This time out, marine biologist ``Doc'' Ford (the stylish Sanibel Flats, 1990) is on hand when Marvin Rios—marina owner and spawner of the Tarpon Tournament ($80,000 first prize for biggest catch)—is found rotting in the water. Read full book review >

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CHASING MIDNIGHT by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"White's fans will eat this one up."
Bad guys want to corner the caviar market in Doc Ford's 19th. Read full book review >

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NIGHT VISION by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Much of the enjoyment depends on the reader's reaction to the idea of a really, really proactive saint."
In his 18th appearance, Doc Ford (Deep Shadow, 2010, etc.) and…er...Joan of Arc contend with villainy on behalf of a beset 21st-century teenager. Read full book review >