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The Man Who Invented Florida: Doc Ford #3 | [Randy Wayne White]

The Man Who Invented Florida: Doc Ford #3

When solitary marine biologist Doc Ford focused his telescope on the woman in the white boat, he didn't know his life was about to be capsized: that his conniving uncle, Tucker Gatrell, would discover the Fountain of Youth, that the National Enquirer would write about it, and that the law would beat down his door in search of three missing men. But Doc Ford is about to find these things out - the hard way. Because in the shadowy world of Southwest Florida, mysteries great and small have found the man to solve them.
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Publisher's Summary

When solitary marine biologist Doc Ford focused his telescope on the woman in the white boat, he didn't know his life was about to be capsized: that his conniving uncle, Tucker Gatrell, would discover the Fountain of Youth, that the National Enquirer would write about it, and that the law would beat down his door in search of three missing men.

But Doc Ford is about to find these things out - the hard way. Because in the shadowy world of Southwest Florida, where gators yawn, cattle craze, and Indian bones are buried, mysteries great and small have found the man to solve them.

©1993 Randy Wayne White (P)2010 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Like fellow Floridian Carl Hiaasen, White is adept at weaving ecological concerns into an oddball narrative with no loss of steam. The fate of the three missing men, even by bizarre Florida crime fiction standards, is inspired." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Michael Honolulu, HI 04-01-13
    Michael Honolulu, HI 04-01-13 Member Since 2012

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    This was a struggle for me. I absolutely hated the character representing Doc's uncle. This guy drove me crazy and reminded me of someone from my past. The story was a bit weak and predictable. At the bottom of the list of books I read this year.

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    Carole Sarasota, FL, United States 11-24-12
    Carole Sarasota, FL, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2010

    Mystery lover from waaaay back when.... Especially love those dark police/detective procedurals and the comic caper. I'm pretty tough as a reviewer. Writing must be smart and well-edited. Plots must be credible and a bit of twistiness and surprises are always welcome. Favorite authors [partial list]: Donald Westlake, Tana French, David Rosenfelt, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain,

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    "Slow moving with uninteresting central characters"

    I've read and enjoyed other books in the Doc Ford series but I found this one to be very tedious. The first part of the book meanders as slowly as an Everglades current and I kept losing interest as it plodded along.

    The accents of the old men really annoyed me. They seemed almost cartoonish for some reason. Maybe my disinterest in the plot spilled over to the performance. Usually, Dick Hill is a wonderful narrator.

    I wouldn't recommend this one unless you have a long boring drive to make and nothing else to do.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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