The remarkable new novel in the Doc Ford series by New York Times - best-selling author Randy Wayne White.
Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the US. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items - high-profile collectibles - but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960 and 1962 to a secret girlfriend, it's not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth.
First Garcia disappears and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public.
A lot happened between Cuba and the United States from 1960 to 1962. Many men died. A few more will hardly be noticed.
©2015 Randy Wayne White (P)2015 Penguin Audio
Just an old retired guy, eyesight not as good as it was, so really enjoy listening to these books. Been listening for about 6 years.
Just seems like there is too much going on to keep up with it. Thank God for George Guidall's naration.
title says it all, book/story is great. The audible narration made it difficult to stay engaged.
Great book as is usual for this author. The characters and story kept me interested & entertained. I live in Sarasota Florida which helps the connection to these books. Maybe I'll actually get to say hi to Mr White some day. The narrator's voice is distinctive, smooth and reminds me of the lazy hot days of florida summers. Perfect for this book
It was very difficult to follow the plot. I never understood why Doc went. The ending was VERY confusing. Why were the main "items" brought back? Why were they so valuable? Not a good story, but George Guidall was wonderful as always.
First time with this series , and unimpressed. Characters were mostly caricatures, and the plot moved in multiple directions with little coherence. Marion "Doc" Ford was supposed to be the main character, but seemed a minor player. Had to keep deciding if it was worth continuing to listen. Second half better, more focused, but still a 3-star at best.
Very entertaining. Fast paced. Lots of unexpected chuckles along the way! This book is Ford stepping back enough to allow for a little more Tomlinson. That's always good!
I am starting to get put off by Randy Wayne White. I listened to this book while in Singapore and while in Guam. It was just not his best work...and I was so excited to see something involving Cuba given the historical changes taking place between the USA and Cuba. The story started off pretty good, but the whole Harley Davidson thing was just weird and distracting. I didn't particularly like the characters very much and Doc Ford had zero love interests this book what-so-ever.
Not his best work...mediocre at best.
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