Dead Silence (Doc Ford Series #16)

Dead Silence (Doc Ford Series #16)

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by Randy Wayne White
     
 

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So terrifying it'll leave readers breathless...

When a Minnesota teen is kidnapped, Doc Ford is given an unthinkable ultimatum, and only 36 hours to act on it. But there's something unusual about the boy that his captors don't even know, twisting this deadly game out of control in ways no one can imagine.  See more details below

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So terrifying it'll leave readers breathless...

When a Minnesota teen is kidnapped, Doc Ford is given an unthinkable ultimatum, and only 36 hours to act on it. But there's something unusual about the boy that his captors don't even know, twisting this deadly game out of control in ways no one can imagine.

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Publishers Weekly

Award-winning veteran narrator George Guidall gives a masterful performance of White's latest Doc Ford suspense thriller, creating well-drawn characters, including a grizzled ex-wrestler, two Cuban kidnappers, a teenage boy, a snobby Hamptons millionaire and Ford's hippie colleague. The scenes in which Ford painstakingly pieces together clues and provides backstory tend to drag a bit, but the action sequences are gripping and nail-bitingly suspenseful. Mystery fans are well advised to snatch this one up. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 19). (Mar.)

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Kirkus Reviews
Doc Ford, marine biologist-cum-black-ops specialist, must disinter some ugly buried secrets along with a kidnap victim who's been buried alive. Unlucky Will Chaser, 14, wins an essay-writing contest that puts him in the wrong place at the wrong time. His woes begin with a conspiracy in Havana to obtain the newly surfaced "Castro File." Now in U.S. custody, the file is full of inflammable secrets, making it highly attractive to big-time geopolitical extortionists. Chief among these are Hump and Farfel, a pair of bottom feeders who've decided that an effective way to exert pressure on the United States would be to kidnap a certain female senator, put her underground and give the Government 36 hours to come up with the goods. As Will rides in Senator Hayes's limo as part of his contest prize, the ill-intentioned cabal prepares for the snatch. Doc Ford, who just happens to be in New York waiting on his latest spook assignment (Black Widow, 2008, etc.), would be exactly in position to rescue the senator and foil the kidnappers if they didn't decide that young Will qualifies as a workable surrogate. So Doc instantly goes instead into pursuit mode, beginning a frantic chase that will take him to those dark and desperate places that only a man with the Bond-like W designation ("sanctioned by the Executive Branch to use lethal force" worldwide) can handle with aplomb. Doc's 16th suffers from subplot glut, but his fans are inured to that by now.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101022290
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Series:
Doc Ford Series , #16
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
42,831
File size:
486 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Randy Wayne White is the author of seventeen previous Doc Ford novels and four collections of nonfiction. He lives in an old house built on an Indian mound in Pineland, Florida.

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Dead Silence (Doc Ford Series #16) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Capt-R-Scott-Night More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Doc Ford Series. Dead Silence is my favorite so far. I frequent the Heat Islands area, so the characters and locations mean a great deal to me. Mr. White has done a fabulous job, as always. I had to "meter" my time reading this one, otherwise I would finish too quickly, and have no "Doc" with which to reward myself. Capt. Bob
terrylazar More than 1 year ago
The Doc Ford series is one of the best character continuations I have ever read. I live in Naples, Florida, so Sanibel Island is very familiar. Doc Ford plots are always a little offbeat in a good way. The other main characters are all a bit eccentric, also in a good way. This is a must read.
epicureanFLreader More than 1 year ago
This is a page turner as are all RWW books. They only get better. Must read and await the next Doc Ford adventure.
FloridaMysteryWriting More than 1 year ago
While this may depart a bit from early works, Dead Silence is still superb. The action was so intense the reader is tempted to rush to the end. As a fan of the series, I had to slow down to catch the connections throughout the novel and the entire series. The character development is at a new high. Those who only last a chapter or two still leave a memorable impression. Even the well established main characters had some very interesting development. Doc seems to getting more spiritual and cold-blooded at the same time. I can't wait to see how the conflict resolves itself. Enough of Tomlinson's family history is revealed to leave the reader wanting more. A new series? White has always been bold in his writing and character development. This novel is no different. I would recommend this book and series for anyone.
Mort More than 1 year ago
i like the way the author changed the character. now it is action and fast moving. lot different vs the old setting. read it in two days. i have read most of his books. this was the best of the best. try it and you will be hooked.
captschmitty More than 1 year ago
Just Finished reading Dead Silence and was blown away, it is by far the best Doc Ford book to date. filled with, action, mystery and intrigue. Dead Silence proves yet again that Randy is one of the top writers. I highly recommend it !!! ***** 5 stars Capt. Art Schmidt Florida
Captive_fan More than 1 year ago
The entire series is one of my favorite. This is a realistic character and the descriptions of Florida are always enticing. It is comforting to have a familiar character to come back to but the surprise is how Doc develops throughout the series. Life's happenstances have an effect on us all and Randy Wayne White builds on this in an effective manner. Start with the first one, "Captiva Island" and read your way through. The books are really great beach reads or rainy day indulgences because each chapter lures you in to the next. Even the end of a book only makes you want to rush out and buy the next one so you can continue the journey with Doc and Thomlinson. I am already impatiently waiting for the next release.
AngelaSRF More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge fan of the Doc Ford Series. I pre-ordered the book, so I've already started Dead Silence. As always, it is a great read so far.
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