Search Results: "Randy Wayne White"


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DARK LIGHT by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2006

"Because White cuts back on the digressive sermonizing that has slowed his recent storytelling, Doc (brain of a Nobelist, heart of a Rambo) gets a renewed chance to shine."
A Category 4 hurricane whips through Florida's West Coast and blows Doc Ford (Dead of Night, 2005, etc.) back to World War II. Read full book review >

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DECEIVED by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"More interested in giving its heroine good scenes and good dialogue than a good mystery or the skills to solve it. The pace is so relaxed readers may find themselves nodding off."
Her second case finds Sanibel PI Hannah Smith (Gone, 2012) just as attractive, just as game and just as clueless. Read full book review >

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NIGHT MOVES by Randy Wayne White
Released: March 5, 2013

"A lesser adventure aimed at action fans who agree with Raymond Chandler that a great story is a succession of great scenes."
Sanibel Island's most swashbuckling marine biologist goes in search of five Navy bombers that vanished nearly 70 years ago and finds both more and less. Read full book review >

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TAMPA BURN by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Still there, those homiletic digressions and faux profundities ('Communication is as rare as conversation is routine,' etc.) that have marred White's recent work. Noticeably fewer of them here, however. Hence, his best sheer storytelling in years."
In a tenth outing, Doc Ford (Everglades, 2003, etc.), the Florida marine biologist with nerdy brain and steely fists, retrieves a son and kisses off an illusion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1999

"First-class entertainments, just outrageous enough that when White comes to spin them to his grandchildren, they won't believe a word."
Novelist White (The Mangrove Coast, 1998, etc.) skimmed the cream off his Outside magazine adventure-travel column for this collection of stouthearted, amusing essays. Read full book review >

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MANGROVE LIGHTNING by Randy Wayne White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"White comes up with a novel way to re-examine historical crimes: reincarnate the criminals as fictional present-day killers. It's a crazy idea, and some crazy developments trail in its wake, but it works better than you might expect."
A 24th adventure for Marion "Doc" Ford (Deep Blue, 2016, etc.) interrupts his pursuit of a child pornographer to take him into even murkier waters: a kidnapping apparently haunted by a similar crime nearly a century ago. Read full book review >

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THE MANGROVE COAST by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1998

"So many misplaced meanderings and wearisome digressions—on the wonders of baseball, the age of fish, the yeas and nays of cannabis, plus much more—that what results is one a competent storyteller's unfortunate lapse into literary self-indulgence."
Once more, friendship makes a move on marine biologist "Doc" Ford (North of Havana, 1997, etc.), converting the man of science into a man of action. 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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SHARK RIVER by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"It's a shame, because once upon a time White could tell quite a story."
Ah, the pretty women in Doc Ford's life! Read full book review >

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EVERGLADES by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2003

"But whatever happened to the deft storyteller who could once build such a head of narrative steam?"
Marine biologist Doc Ford is depressed. Read full book review >

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CAPTIVA by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 2, 1996

"Ford takes every chance to stop and smell the hibiscus, and fans of tangled Florida intrigue will want to join him."
In the seconds between touching off a homemade bomb in Dinkin's Bay and giving up the ghost, Jimmy Darroux asks ``Doc'' Ford's buddy Tomlinson to ``take care of Hannah.'' But when Ford and Tomlinson make the trip to nearby Sulphur Wells to see Jimmy's salty widow, it turns out she hated him and his abuse and is delighted he's dead (and she's not the only one). Read full book review >

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TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Memo to more sensitive guys: the suggestion that Dorothy may be Doc's repeatedly reincarnated astral soulmate, tragically dead less than 20 short years before they were to meet, should help you decide whether Doc's seventh adventure (The Mangrove Coast, 1998, etc.) is for you."
Key Largo bartender Della Copeland is another of that seemingly inexhaustible supply of strong-yet-vulnerable females who can't survive without the help of Dr. Marion Ford. Read full book review >