Dead of Night (Doc Ford Series #12)

Dead of Night (Doc Ford Series #12)

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by Randy Wayne White, Dick Hill
     
 

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It started when Doc Ford got the call from his old friend Frieda Matthews - her reclusive biologist brother Jobe wasn't answering the phone. Could Doc check on him? Ford can't think of a reason not to, but soon he will think of a hundred. Not only will it be one of the worst scenes he has ever encountered, but the consequences of that visit will draw him into the… See more details below

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It started when Doc Ford got the call from his old friend Frieda Matthews - her reclusive biologist brother Jobe wasn't answering the phone. Could Doc check on him? Ford can't think of a reason not to, but soon he will think of a hundred. Not only will it be one of the worst scenes he has ever encountered, but the consequences of that visit will draw him into the heart of a nightmare. A catastrophe is coming to Florida, and just maybe there is something Ford can do about it - but he doesn't know how or where or when...or even if he is already too late.

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Publishers Weekly
The past 11 adventures featuring Marion "Doc" Ford have found the marine biologist/ex-black ops specialist placed in more than his fair share of dangerous situations, and this entry is no exception. When old friend Frieda Matthews asks Ford to visit her eccentric brother, he reluctantly agrees-and soon finds himself wrapped up in an insidious real estate scam with bioterrorism at its core. Having narrated two previous Doc Ford audiobooks, Hill possesses an excellent grasp of White's prose and his diverse cast of characters. He supplies Doc with an appropriately earnest, world-weary voice and nicely captures the heavy Russian accent of the sadistic assassin, Dasha. His pi ce de r sistance, however, is his portrayal of Ford's burned-out hipster sidekick, Tomlinson. A quintessential non-materialistic/antiestablishment throwback to the '60s who finds himself incredibly wealthy, Tomlinson is the one source of levity in this dark thriller, and Hill delivers his confused musings with the finesse of a professional comedian. Simultaneous release with the Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 28). (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
This time out, Doc Ford must cope with a wicked plot to kill off practically everybody. Marion "Doc" Ford, the marine biologist with the brain of a nerd and the heart of Rambo, begins his 12th (Tampa Burn, 2004, etc.) reluctantly. Frieda Matthews, a friend of long standing, asks Doc to check on her "identical twin" brother, reclusive world-class biologist Jobe Applebee, who's been even more reclusive than usual. To Doc, the invasion of another's privacy amounts to venial sin, yet Frieda has never been one to fret over nothing. So Doc checks-too late, as it turns out. Bad guys have gotten at poor Jobe in indescribable ways. Wherefore? Since Jobe can't tell him-and soon Frieda can't either-Doc must begin his investigation from square one. Almost at once he learns disquieting truths about the life cycle of the Guinea worm and the terrible things that can happen when parasites are pressed to serve as weapons of mass destruction. Are fanatical ecoterrorists at work here? Or something older, like a murderously greedy wolf in another wolf's clothing?Not much story, but Doc's fans are used to that. What might bother a few, though, is a certain lack of engagement, as if even Doc can't take the goings-on all that seriously. First printing of 75,000; author tour
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“TAUT. GRIPPING. FAST-PACED. TERRIFYING. A PAGE-TURNER. Those words and more describe Dead of Night.”—Omaha World-Herald

“DEAD OF NIGHT IS EVERYTHING YOU LOOK FOR IN A THRILLER AND MORE.”—*The Miami Herald

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ISBN-13:
9781596008489
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
03/17/2005
Series:
Doc Ford Series, #12
Edition description:
Abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 5.12(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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“TAUT. GRIPPING. FAST-PACED. TERRIFYING. A PAGE-TURNER. Those words and more describe Dead of Night.”—Omaha World-Herald

“DEAD OF NIGHT IS EVERYTHING YOU LOOK FOR IN A THRILLER AND MORE.”—*The Miami Herald

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