Book Reviews of Shark River (Doc Ford, Bk 8)

Shark River (Doc Ford, Bk 8)
Shark River - Doc Ford, Bk 8
Author: Randy Wayne White
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425185216
ISBN-10: 0425185214
Publication Date: 6/4/2002
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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on a working vacation to guava key,marine biologist doc ford notices two women joggers who follow the same route at the same thime every day. he cantt help thinking how easy it would be for a predator to become aware of them.as it turns out,heisn't the only one. there seem to be more ane predators these days. forced to step in a story of intrigue and revenge that becomesmore dangerous with each steo.
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At a relatively quiet moment in marine biologist/errant knight Doc Ford's eighth adventure, Ford sets a trawl net to collect a dazzling array of sea creatures for a Gulf of Mexico census. The elaborate passage might serve as a handy metaphor for the novel, with its shifty plot involving a motley selection of characters, some slippery and treacherous as a giant-size manta ray. White (Ten Thousand Islands) adds a few new wrinkles and scars to his intriguing protagonist every time the Doc ventures from his laid-back life corralling sharks and pickling horseshoe crabs at Dinkin's Bay Marina on Florida's subtropical west coast. When Ford tags along with his perpetually stoned but intelligent pal Tomlinson to a posh island resort where the latter is leading a workshop on Rinzai Zen, the two get tangled up in murder, kidnapping, drugs, revenge and, for good measure, the sudden appearance of a mysterious Bahamian woman who claims Doc is her brother and seeks his help in discovering whether the "X" on her treasure map really marks the spot. Meanwhile, some very bad Colombians want Ford dead, and a billionaire with political connections to die for (and someone may) drafts Doc to look after his beautiful, sexy and endangered daughter. The story doesn't move in a single forward direction. Rather, it is woven knot by knot, the work of a master net maker. Tense action scenes, skillful character development and an unerring eye for local flora and fauna make White a match for any Florida storyteller.
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"White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer can hope to find."--Carl Hiaasen
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Another exciting book in the Doc Ford series.
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Another great novel by Randy Wayne White.