Search Results: "Randy Wayne White"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >