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Everglades Doc is out of shape and drinking too much Tomlinson is Tomlinson A woman Doc knew years earlier shows up at his house and tells him that her husband disappeared off a boat in the Atlantic and she would like proof of his death She has hired a PI to investigate She also tells him that her husband was involved with a charismatic Guru who is attempting to purchase a large section of the Everglades and join in with two different groups of Native Americans to open a huge Casino operation That is Doc is out of shape and drinking too much Tomlinson is Tomlinson A woman Doc knew years earlier shows up at his house and tells him that her husband disappeared off a boat in the Atlantic and she would like proof of his death She has hired a PI to investigate She also tells him that her husband was involved with a charismatic Guru who is attempting to purchase a large section of the Everglades and join in with two different groups of Native Americans to open a huge Casino operation That is basically the start of this adventure It involves a great deal of Florida natural history and Indian lore There is also enough complexity in the plot and violence to keep most everyone enthralled It also has a very satisfactory ending with a solution that was well appreciated I read the first half of this book over the course of two months while working a very physically demanding job outdoors in the summer I then finished the second half in a little less than two weeks after the job was finished This skews my perspective Was the ending really that good Maybe The pace definitely picked up as the book went along.Here s one thing I can say with absolute confidence about this book It has a very strong storyline From the start, you can tell it is all leading to a I read the first half of this book over the course of two months while working a very physically demanding job outdoors in the summer I then finished the second half in a little less than two weeks after the job was finished This skews my perspective Was the ending really that good Maybe The pace definitely picked up as the book went along.Here s one thing I can say with absolute confidence about this book It has a very strong storyline From the start, you can tell it is all leading to a crescendo, and you are given many hints about what that will be, but you still won t see everything coming.The characters are also quite strong, if not entirely fleshed out.To be honest, this reads like a movie watches And I like that I enjoyed it like a movie It was quick, entertaining, and at times refreshingly educational I found myself appreciating the research that went into the writing, because it shows throughout.So, 3 stars, bordering on 4 really A worthwhile read not what I expected from a mystery novel at all But I suppose that s the point, isn t it Since I haven t read most of the prior books maybe none of them , I m at a bit of a loss why Doc is so moody and walking around like the Pillsbury Doughboy in need of anti depression meds Even with that, this was a good entry into the series.The villain is appropriately dastardly and his sidekick is dealt with satisfactorily Anyone familiar with the rise and fall of clowns like Baker or Swaggart will certainly recognize a few familiar attitudes The author does not hammer the similarities int Since I haven t read most of the prior books maybe none of them , I m at a bit of a loss why Doc is so moody and walking around like the Pillsbury Doughboy in need of anti depression meds Even with that, this was a good entry into the series.The villain is appropriately dastardly and his sidekick is dealt with satisfactorily Anyone familiar with the rise and fall of clowns like Baker or Swaggart will certainly recognize a few familiar attitudes The author does not hammer the similarities into the reader s head with a nail gun, so they actually add to the villainy rather than make you roll your eyes in exasperation.By the end, Doc is back to his old self and ready to take on bigger and badder bad guys.Read it I thought I had lost Doc Ford forever after reading the last book of his I finished 1 star but happy to say he is back with this book I love the marine biologist living on Dinkin s Bay Florida along with his best friend Tomlinson People tend to go to Ford for help This time around,Doc finds a friend waiting at his stilt house She says her husband has disappeared and she is frightened Doc always has room for a friend in need. My first foray into this series They don t give a lot of background info, so while I could follow the story, I did feel like I was missing some of the nuance To nut shell it Doc Marion Ford is a nerdy marine biologist with a military past, studies bull sharks and has some penned up and some anger management issues like Bruce Banner and the Hulk only doc doesn t turn green Initially, the character was engaging enough that I was hoping this could be an Andy Carpenter read alike series and My first foray into this series They don t give a lot of background info, so while I could follow the story, I did feel like I was missing some of the nuance To nut shell it Doc Marion Ford is a nerdy marine biologist with a military past, studies bull sharks and has some penned up and some anger management issues like Bruce Banner and the Hulk only doc doesn t turn green Initially, the character was engaging enough that I was hoping this could be an Andy Carpenter read alike series and for the right reader, maybe Although this book haslanguage and sexual content than Andy Carpenter, which then brought me to the Stone Barrington series I like Doc s character better than Stone s and while he s trying to stay away from the misogynistic, you still have voyeur perverts and spoiler, his rocking hot body wins back a bi sexual ex lover Why, just why This book also touches on conservation and indigenous people, hopefully this is not a one off I would say the series is a solid rec In this entry, Doc Ford is minding his own business when a former lover shows up.She s married now, and her husband has disappeared after joining a cult Like most cults, there is a very shady side to it, concerning a casino the cult wants to open on land owned by the Calusa Indians, a tribe consisting of the children of a late friend of Doc sFunnier than a lot these novels, with some very poetic justice. Doc Ford returns to his stilt house on Dinkin s Bay to find an old friend and one time lover waiting for him Her real estate developer husband has disappeared and been pronounced dead, and she s sure there s worse to follow and she s right Following the trail, Ford ends up deep in the Everglades, at the gates of a community presided over by a man named Bhagwan Shiva formerly Jerry Singh Shiva is big business, but that business has been a little shaky lately, and so he s come up with a scheme to enhance both his cash and his power Of course, there s the possibility that some people could get hurt and the Everglades itself damaged, but Shiva smells a killing And if that should turn out to be literally, as well as figuratively, truewell, that s just too damned badReplete with passion and rich, pungent prose and some of the best suspense characters anywhere in fiction, Everglades is the finest work yet from an extraordinary talent I like the Doc Ford mysteries and also enjoy reading them This story involves a cult church and the evil people who are running it, committing murder in its name, and just in general being nasty characters There are plot lines involving Native American tribes and others Doc finds himself in a depression but is able to function and do what he needs to do, until circumstances force him to rebound and when he does, he is stronger andcapable than ever Despite the terrorists and murderers, I like the Doc Ford mysteries and also enjoy reading them This story involves a cult church and the evil people who are running it, committing murder in its name, and just in general being nasty characters There are plot lines involving Native American tribes and others Doc finds himself in a depression but is able to function and do what he needs to do, until circumstances force him to rebound and when he does, he is stronger andcapable than ever Despite the terrorists and murderers, there are also some good people trying to do what is right This is another good entry in the series I feel like the doc ford books are making a comeback I easily followed and enjoyed the story and who wouldn t love some Tomlinson quotes from his paper one fathom above sea level It s probably made better because I m sitting on sanibel beach as I type the review Hope could not exist if man were created by a random, chemical accident Pleasure yes Desire, yes But not hope Selfless hope is contrary to the dynamics of evolution or the necessities of a species Tomlinson One Fathom Above I feel like the doc ford books are making a comeback I easily followed and enjoyed the story and who wouldn t love some Tomlinson quotes from his paper one fathom above sea level It s probably made better because I m sitting on sanibel beach as I type the review Hope could not exist if man were created by a random, chemical accident Pleasure yes Desire, yes But not hope Selfless hope is contrary to the dynamics of evolution or the necessities of a species Tomlinson One Fathom Above Sea Level The dark side of Doc Ford comes to the rescue in this fascinating read Through in a religious New Age fanatic, his demented partner, a fling from the past equals another good read by RWW One of his better writings, fast paced, loaded again with aquatic facts and figures and of course Dinkins Bay What s better than that Highly recommend this work and of course Tomlinson is there along with his faithful followers which adds spice to the tale.

  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Everglades
  • Randy Wayne White
  • English
  • 27 June 2018
  • 0425196860

About the Author: Randy Wayne White

aka Carl Ramm, Randy StrikerRandy Wayne White born 1950 is an American writer of crime fiction and non fiction adventure tales He has written best selling novels and has received awards for his fiction and a television documentary He is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired NSA agent Doc Ford, a marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida White has contributed material on a variety of topics to numerous magazines and has lectured across the United States A resident of Southwest Florida since 1972, he currently lives on Pine Island, Florida, where he is active in South Florida civic affairs and with the restaurant Doc Ford s Sanibel Rum Bar Grill on nearby Sanibel Island.Series Doc Ford Mystery