The stunning new thriller from The New York Times-best-selling author.
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along - but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: A ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.
Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses - and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two.
©2014 Randy Wayne White (P)2014 Penguin Audio
I was happy to see Mr. Guidall remember how Tomlinson sounds again, but this book was pretty unremarkable. There was nothing riveting and it moved in a predictable path. The lunatic guy in the book was very unbelievable as a character, I found his character one-dimensional.
The last several books I have read by RWW, I've rallied against Doc dating Hannah Smith. But now that they sort of broke it off, I miss her. Doc is still my favorite character, but Ms. Smith is pretty remarkable too.
Tomlinson has become a third tier character now, I miss having his more cavalier moments in the books. While his demeanor remained the same, and several passages where classic Tomlinson, he became a bit of the side show in this one. I would love to see him and Doc go on a "vacation" together, or would love to see Doc get more involved with one of his kids and get the heck out of Florida for a change.
and to me the books was boring. Also the reader was better in the 2nd half, but in the first half I reset my iPod thinking I had hit the wrong speed for playback because he read so fast. So many of your readers have a range of voices I get spoiled. The names were unusual and without a distinction in the voice, I had trouble keeping the characters straight for a long time. A real bone digger might find the book great. It was not for me.
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Everything but George Guidall
Main character has no depth, boring story. Have not finished this book, and doubt I will. Kept plugging along but not worth wasting my time on.
George is always good. Only listened as long as I did because of George Guidall.
The elephants were odd for Florida- The Ivory find was far-fetched. The narration was mediocre and difficult to differentiate between characters. I was disappointed but listened to the end.. It got a little better but not my favorite book.
bad compared to all other RWW and Doc books
narrator was OK
needs to get back to the old Doc
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