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Night Vision (Doc Ford Series #18)

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

terrific tense tale

While driving on Sanibel Island, Florida passenger Tomlinson the hipster tells his friend marine biologist Doc Ford he needs to help a gifted thirteen years old Guatemalan girl Tula Choimha who is in trouble. Doc says all of Tomlinson's women are in trouble because the...
While driving on Sanibel Island, Florida passenger Tomlinson the hipster tells his friend marine biologist Doc Ford he needs to help a gifted thirteen years old Guatemalan girl Tula Choimha who is in trouble. Doc says all of Tomlinson's women are in trouble because they are seeing him. Tomlinson though "medicated" insists Tula is not a woman but a girl in trouble.

Tula lives in the Little Guadalajara trailer park, home to illegals. Everyone believes she is special as she speaks with God and is protected by Saint Joan and her Godly knights. The child searches for her mother and brother who came to the states months ago but vanished. Meanwhile the steroid-fried trailer park manager Harris Squires is ordered to evict everyone so a development can begin to be built. He fears what Tula saw he did with human remains so he kidnaps the gifted teen until he decides whether to kill her or not. Ford and Tomlinson search for the adolescent in the out of sight out of mind underbelly of America while Harris' violent girlfriend Frankie challenges Doc's intervention.

Loaded with suspense in a great wildlife setting that spotlights the plight of illegal immigrants inside a country that has forgotten its roots, the latest Doc Ford thriller is a poignant tale of "good and evil" with a surprising spin as to who Tula considers a good knight. Doc is his usual defender of the unprotected but it is the two females involved in Harris' life who make this a strong entry as Tula and Frankie are seemingly polar opposites but share many traits. Night Vision is a terrific tense tale.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on January 3, 2011

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

After a friend recommended Mr. White's books a couple of years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of purchasing every Doc Ford book he'd written. During a temporary health disability, I devoured every book in Doc's chronology, all in paperback up until the newer ones onl...
After a friend recommended Mr. White's books a couple of years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of purchasing every Doc Ford book he'd written. During a temporary health disability, I devoured every book in Doc's chronology, all in paperback up until the newer ones only available in hardbound editions. Not once did I regret spending money on either binding...until now.

I couldn't wait for Night Vision to come out, assuming the same visceral fire, sub-plots, and character development would be found in Mr. White's newest.

Instead, I found a book that seemed to have been ground-out during a week-end. Thin plot, shallow new characters, and an attempt at the metaphysical that failed from the start was all that was between the covers.

I will give his next hardbound book a try, but if that one disappoints as did Night Vision, I'll be waiting for the paperbacks in the used book racks from that point on.

posted by Austringer on June 9, 2011

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    Disappointed

    After a friend recommended Mr. White's books a couple of years ago, I had the distinct pleasure of purchasing every Doc Ford book he'd written. During a temporary health disability, I devoured every book in Doc's chronology, all in paperback up until the newer ones only available in hardbound editions. Not once did I regret spending money on either binding...until now.

    I couldn't wait for Night Vision to come out, assuming the same visceral fire, sub-plots, and character development would be found in Mr. White's newest.

    Instead, I found a book that seemed to have been ground-out during a week-end. Thin plot, shallow new characters, and an attempt at the metaphysical that failed from the start was all that was between the covers.

    I will give his next hardbound book a try, but if that one disappoints as did Night Vision, I'll be waiting for the paperbacks in the used book racks from that point on.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    more like nightmare

    white's cranking out trash with this novel. I'd be surprised if ford and tomlinson appear in more than 60 pages of the book. too much secondary character focus. story was ok. i have read everything white has written. this one gives me pause about buying his next.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2011

    come back doc

    white has lost the intrigue of doc ford. i found myself skimming. though long, tedius passages, not the tight, well crafted prose that i had come to expect from white. doc is a dark soul, no doubt but until now, never sullen. doc lived through interesting plots. night vision at times like white owed the publisher a book and forgot about what endeared us to doc ford and all the characters of dinkins bay.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Kato

    Hello?

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