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In the aftermath of a massive hurricane off the coast of Florida, an elderly woman seeks Doc Ford's assistance in combing the reshaped ocean bottom for evidence that would exonerate a loved one for alleged activities during World War II.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2007, ©2006
Edition: Berkely mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780425214442
0425214443
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY WHITE 2007
Characteristics: xii, 333 pages ; 18 cm

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Margerine
Jul 12, 2018

Not his best. I got a bit tired of the "how beautiful the woman was" descriptions.

I find the characters readable. I'll see what the next brings.

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7626dee
Apr 09, 2018

Strange storyline that tries to meld together several themes and sort of loses its way toward the end. Doc Ford used to be straight forward adventure/historical fiction with believable ties to our hero but this tale drifts out into the ether with only the villain as a believable person.

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newsie26
Mar 22, 2008

My first, but not my last, Doc Ford novel from White. I was captivated by the "Film Noir" feeling of the book, with the mysterious Garbo-type woman and the story line of a ship sunk in the waters off Captiva Island, Sanibel and Ft. Myers during a World War II-era hurricane and then uncovered by a recent hurricane. Interesting historical notes about a German presence in the coastal area. The next time I'm in the western Florida area, I will look at those waters through different eyes.

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mtleema
Oct 20, 2006

After reading the latest in the Doc Ford series, I continue to be a fan, although White's writing is getting a little more dogmatic and terse. He gets on a bit of a tear about the government's lack of response to natural disasters, but it seems a little too removed from the storyline.

There is also a gaping hole left in the story regarding a key female character that bothers me - perhaps she'll show up in later books.

Otherwise, another great Doc Ford book - I like the characters and look forward to what happens in their lives.

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