Book Reviews of Dark Light (Doc Ford, Bk 13)

Dark Light (Doc Ford, Bk 13)
Dark Light - Doc Ford, Bk 13
Author: Randy Wayne White
ISBN-13: 9780399153365
ISBN-10: 0399153365
Publication Date: 3/16/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
In the beginning, this series was about a marine scientist (with a hidden past) and a bunch of eccentrics in a small marina in Sanibel, FL who ran into situations that needed fixing, gradually revealing various hidden talents of the characters. Over time, Doc Ford became more "covert action guy of the world" with a "dark side" than "science nerd who can really surprise you". This book is a throwback to the earlier books in the series - *loved it*. :)
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Helpful Score: 3
If you haven't read Rany Wayne White's Doc Ford series, than you have missed out on some terrific stories. Witty, charming and dangerous. Doc Ford is the go-to guy for people at Dinkins Bay. Knows his prose.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first novel by this author that I've read. Obviously, I've been missing out on a good thing. Some of the style and locale reminds me strongly of the adventures of the famous Travis McGee anti-hero. A good read!

From back cover: A Category Four hurricane has swept the west coast of Florida, creating havoc, changing lives, and reshaping the ocean bottom. It also uncovers a long-forgotten shipwreck that leads Doc Ford to an old woman in a secluded, worn-down mansion. She tells him the haunting story of a lost love, and of her chance to discover the truth if Ford will salvage the boat-the Dark Light. Intrigued, Ford agrees, and sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever. For there are other things in that wreck as well. Things other men want. Things worth killing for. And behind it all is an old woman whose heart remains the greatest mystery of all...
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Helpful Score: 1
The latest adventures of Doc Ford. Published 06. If you're a fan, it's a must read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this one centered around a marine biologist who may be an on-call CIA spook, or something similar, and his friends on Sanibel Island. A shipwreck is found shortly after a devastating hurricane hits the island. The timing coincides with a crooked businessman stealing the boats from his damaged marina and trying to cover up past actions. Finally, add a beautiful mystery woman. The plot is like a walk on the Florida shore - sometimes full speed ahead and sometimes a tricky maneuver through the mangroves. Thrilling, unusual, grabbed my attention.
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Helpful Score: 1
A category 4 hurricane has swept the west coast of florida. Doc Ford puts his life back together and dives on an old shipwreck unearthed by the storm. Is an entertaining book, but only light reading.
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Another very good Randy Wayne White book with lots of action, interesting history, Local lore, and twisting and turning plots. Keeps you turning pages and enoying the action of the SW Florida character of "Dr. Marion Ford" and the locals of the small fishing islands.
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Wonderful story and weaving of lives. The reader was one of the best I have heard.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book had parts that caused both anger and anticipation. Any book that brings out an emotional response in the reader, is a good book!
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My neighbor recommended this author and lent me 5 books by Randy Wayne White. I chose to begin with this one, as it was the oldest that she lent me. I have to say I could barely get through this book, which went all over the place. The plot moved excruciatingly slowly, although the Nazi references were interesting. The character Chessie was an enigma...was she Marlissa? Was she a ghost? It made no sense. The Tomlinson hippie pot smoking character reminded me of people from the '70s, so I could relate. Don't know if I dare read another one of these!
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Read the entire Doc Ford series, they're excellent. The characters are diverse and well-developed, and every book is a keeper. Start from the beginning with "Sanibel Flats". "Dark Light" was a nice return to familiar characters and places, and included the true experience of Sanibel natives recovering their lives after the recent hurricane (Charlie?).
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Slightly different than most of the books in this series. Very surreal and much more depth of character to Doc Ford. Really enjoyed it (but then I really like this series regardless!).
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Not his best, but very good. Anything by White is sure to be a good read.
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My neighbor recommended this author and lent me 5 books by Randy Wayne White. I chose to begin with this one, as it was the oldest that she lent me. I have to say I could barely get through this book, which went all over the place. The plot moved excruciatingly slowly, although the Nazi references were interesting. The character Chessie was an enigma...was she Marlissa? Was she a ghost? It made no sense. The Tomlinson hippie pot smoking character reminded me of people from the '70s, so I could relate. Don't know if I dare read another one of these!