Doc Ford is a marine biologist with a murky past as a government agent involved in some killings in foreign locales. He's living a quiet life until he gets a call from Pilar Fuentes, the mother of his son and the former wife of a corrupt Central American general who wants him dead. Their son has been kidnapped, and Pilar wants Ford's help. The kidnapper is a killer who is called Incindiaro, as he's fascinated by fire deaths and in fact is severly burned over most of his body. The kidnapper appears to want the kid's skin for a face transplant, and Ford isn't about to let that happen. To complicate everything, Pilar now wants nothing to do with Ford romantically, Ford's new love overhears his confession of love for Pilar and dumps him.
It's got a nice pace and has some left-field plot turns as the story comes down to the final pages, but hey, Doc Ford was an assasin. There was definitely the potential for an "everyone *doesn't* live happily ever after" ending, but naturally it resolves without that! I've read the series so "know" the charaters the Doc Ford series and you just know it'll all work out in the end.
A very good read and well worth the time.
I love all the Doc Ford books by Randy Wayne White. This one was especially worth reading. It pays to read them in sequence for a better understanding of the background.
Doc Fords son has been kidnapped by a violent man known as Incendiario whose specialty is torture by fire.
Fast action, plenty of excitment.
its taken ten years for former assassin doc ford to reivent himself on the gulf coast.now the adkuction of his only son - the legacyof a long ago love affair -has pulled him back into the shadow of his violent past. and more is at stake than the rasom.
It's taken ten years for former assassin Doc Ford to reinvent himself on Forida's Gulf Coast. Now the abduction of his own son-the legacy of a long-ago love affair-has pulled him back into the shadow of his violent past, and more is at stake than ransom. The kidnapper is a legend known as Incendiatio. Torture by fire is his specially-and his pleasure. Inthe pay of a vengeful politico with twisted ties to Doc,Incendiatio is arranged a private hell reserved for the innocent. The trap has been set. And Doc has no choice but to brave it.
I am reading through the whole Doc Ford series. Good stuff.
very fast read. exciting and suspenseful!