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Deep Shadow (Doc Ford Series #17)

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Fast-paced throughout the exciting story line

During a robbery, ex-cons, King and Perry kill a family of five. They flee from a massive manhunt hiding in the swamps of Central Florida. Their plan is to wait till the heat cools down a little though both know that will be some time as the media has stirred the publ...
During a robbery, ex-cons, King and Perry kill a family of five. They flee from a massive manhunt hiding in the swamps of Central Florida. Their plan is to wait till the heat cools down a little though both know that will be some time as the media has stirred the public and the police.

Doc Ford and his three friends (Tomlinson, Will, and Arlis) go to a small lake in search of the late Cuban dictator Batista's treasure plane, which vanished in 1958. However King and Perry capture Doc and company; and force them to keep diving in search of the plane. None are aware of what lurks in the nearby swamps.

Readers will knows the swamp is far from Dead Silent between Doc and his buddies, the two deadly thugs, and a Swamp Thing that wants to dine on divers. Fast-paced throughout the exciting story line, fans will be hooked from the moment everyone converges and readers will never stop reading as the tension mounts with anticipation of one hell of a climax. Who, if any of the four buddies, will leave Central Florida alive?

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on January 7, 2010

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Deep Shadow

In Deep Shadow, two of Doc Ford's friends are trapped underwater when a cave collapse in a Floriday lake that they were exploring in. When Doc surfaces to get help he meets up with the two ex-cons that want Doc to locate the treasure of a Cuban plane that crashed there ...
In Deep Shadow, two of Doc Ford's friends are trapped underwater when a cave collapse in a Floriday lake that they were exploring in. When Doc surfaces to get help he meets up with the two ex-cons that want Doc to locate the treasure of a Cuban plane that crashed there years ago. Can he save his friends and not get killed in the process? Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford novels are full of adventure, tension and just good story-telling. This one is no exception.

posted by grumpydan on May 2, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    A Fresh Look at Doc Ford

    After writing 17 books detailing the adventures of sometime-spy Marion "Doc" Ford, author Randy Wayne White - an enthusiastic ball player - proves in his latest that he can throw a changeup with the best of them.

    "Dark Shadow" throws us several changeups, in fact.

    This book's Doc Ford is decidedly off duty, with no exotic weapons or spy gadgets to help him out of increasingly horrifying straits. All he has are his wits, and - maybe - his friends.

    The story starts off with a simple day's outing with old friends. However, a parallel story involving 2 crazed ex-convicts soon overlays the first, and the relaxing day Doc Ford was enjoying turns into an unusually gritty look into the dark sides of enemies and friends alike.

    Alternating his chapters between first and third person perspectives, White shows us the hero as he thinks as well as how he is seen, and manages these shifts with enough skill that they never jar the reader out of the story's flow.

    All in all, White's many changeups work very well. This is a refreshing new look at a familiar character, and shows us a reinvigorated writing style that reaches deeper than ever into the adventure genre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    Doc Ford does it again

    I love Randy Wayne White's books about Doc Ford. I found this particularly gripping because of the water in the cave and the problems of escaping. I found it very scary and would recommend it to everyone who likes suspense.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

    An Intriguing Conceit

    WIth the exception of a prologue and and the final chapter, the entire novel takes place within a couple of square acres and no more than half a day elapses. This is not the typical Doc Ford book that had become rote over the last few attempts. No super secret agent malarkey, no deep revelations about characters that are far-fetched and only there to explain a plot twist.

    This time out, Mr. White has delivered a page-turning knock out of a thriller. I'm writing this review at 4am, if that tells you anything. I highly recommend this book. For those of us that had become a bit disenchanted with the series, this book seems to set it back on the right path.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Another good read

    The suspense is almost unbearable.

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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    Not as Good as most of his other Work.

    Still entertaining

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  • Posted October 16, 2010

    A good read

    I am a first time Randy Wayne White reader and this story was easy to read and kept me on the edge of wanting to know what's in the next chapter. But the times of falling back to the past kind of slowed the story down, but when the story came back to the persent it caught the attention of wanting what's next. It also made me wanting to catch King and put my own hands around his throat what a punk.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    A nice read

    A very good read. Lot's of intensity in particular sections of the book. As always, I love the two primary characters (Ford and Tomlinson) and the author's ability to take two different personalities and merge them into a group.

    I still enjoy the author's earlier works as they were more raw and exciting seemingly than his later novels

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