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Hunter's Moon (Doc Ford #14)
     

Hunter's Moon (Doc Ford #14)

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by Randy Wayne White
 

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Doc Ford saves a former President of the United States from assassination-and regrets it. Months ago, Kal Wilson's wife was killed in a plane crash. President Wilson is sure it was no accident-and he wants revenge. He needs Doc Ford to spring him loose from the watchful eye of the Secret Service, keep him alive, then get him home. Ford has just been picked for

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Doc Ford saves a former President of the United States from assassination-and regrets it. Months ago, Kal Wilson's wife was killed in a plane crash. President Wilson is sure it was no accident-and he wants revenge. He needs Doc Ford to spring him loose from the watchful eye of the Secret Service, keep him alive, then get him home. Ford has just been picked for presidential duty- whether he likes it or not.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The 14th Doc Ford Florida thriller (after 2006's Dark Light) from bestseller White requires more suspension of disbelief than most readers may be willing to provide. Marine biologist Ford, a shadowy figure with multiple links to the intelligence community, gets an unusual commission from Kal Wilson, a former one-term president who recently lost his wife in a mysterious plane crash. Wilson, who has a terminal illness, asks Ford's help in slipping his protective detail so that the politician can search for those he believes responsible for his wife's death. Implausibly, the psychotic serial killer who's Ford's bête noir, Praxcedes Lourdes, appears to have been involved in the attack on the former first lady, giving the covert op a personal incentive to assist Wilson. The action sequences, especially those involving Wilson, are less than convincing, and the climax is particularly far-fetched. (Mar.)

Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Pity poor Doc Ford. He saves a former President from assassination, then finds himself drug into the man's plans to counter a covert CIA strike against a key Central American country. With a national tour. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Complex and emotionally-charged." -SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE "Brisk, tense, and tightly wrought." -MIAMI HERALD "The plot is twisted." -ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101207048
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/27/2007
Series:
Doc Ford Series , #14
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
53,828
File size:
472 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Complex and emotionally-charged." -SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE "Brisk, tense, and tightly wrought." -MIAMI HERALD "The plot is twisted." -ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

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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Hunter's Moon (Doc Ford #14) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
johnwillie More than 1 year ago
Very good reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not the best of the Doc Ford novels. However it is still a solid and quick read. White seems to be wanting to tie up loose ends in the overall Doc Ford storyline right up to the last page and there are stretches in credibility written as a result. The action at the beginning is consistently slowed by flashbacks as well as Doc's 'philosophizing' that has slowed the action in prior novels. The strongest parts of the book are in the large 'middle' section that takes the former President, Ford and Tomlinson from Florida to Central America. The action and character reaction here is White at his best, fleshing out the Kal Wilson character and giving us a reason to care about a mission that becomes increasingly perilous. There are still loose ends left when the book finishes on a less-than-strong note. An important aspect of any 'series' storyline that was only lightly touched on here is the inevitability of the hero facing the consequences of age. James Lee Burke in particular as well as James W Hall have fleshed out this important facet more convincingly. I still recommend this title, especially for any Doc Ford fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doctor Marion Ford is a marine biologist who runs a store on Sanibel Island that supplies marine samples to labs and schools across the country. He is also something of a spy who came in from the cold although he occasionally gets his feet wet when the situation warrants. When former President Kal Wilson asks him and Tomlinson for their help in exchange for a presidential pardon, they both agree but not because they were coerced; they respect the man who has a one million dollar bounty on his head. The Panama Canal is owned by a radical fundamentalist and his mentor Allif Halibi is an Islamic cleric who ordered the Fatwa because of Wilson's beliefs that a group of religious fanatics want to start the apocalypse. Wilson's wife was murdered along with six others on aplane that he was supposed to be on. Wilson is determined to avenge his wife's death and he needs Tomlinson's mysticism and Ford's pragmatism to do it. Randy Wayne White has written a chilling thriller that will have readers feeling as if they are unable to catch their breath. Kal Wilson is one of the most likeable secondary characters in the Ford series. He needs to kill his wife's murderer who turns out to be Ford's enemy and has a limited time to achieve it. He also takes a stand in Panama on what he thinks of Islamic terrorists in a way that resonate with the audience. In other words, Kal steals the show.
ReadForeverCG More than 1 year ago
LOVE the whole Doc Ford series. Start with #1 and read them all. By the end of the series, you will want to sell everything, buy a boat, and live next to Tomlinson.
grandma-1 More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished this book yet, but I really enjoy White's writing. I like escapism and these books are all about that. He doesn't go overboard in his descriptions, but I am able to form landscapes or pictures in my head while reading. I'll keep reading these books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hunters Moon is Randy Wayne White at the top of his game. I came across the first Doc Ford book, Sanibel Flats at Oxford Bookstore in Atlanta right when it was released in Hardcover and bought it on sight, had no idea who Randy Wayne White was and was blown away by the book. I have enjoyed every book since then and they just keep getting better. For those who follow the Doc Ford series, you will love this latest outing for Marion Ford and Tomlinson. Randy can spin a mystery with the best, he writes about Florida and the troubles Doc Ford finds himself in with such flair that you can't put the book down till you're done. The book is superb and I highly recommend it. If you're new to the Doc Ford series, buy this book but start at the beginning with Sanibel Flats and read them in order. He reveals more about the complexities of Doc Ford and Tomlinson with each book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Doctor Marion Ford is a marine biologist who runs a store on Sanibel Island that supplies marine samples to labs and schools across the country. He is also something of a spy who came in from the cold although he occasionally gets his feet wet when the situation warrants. When former President Kal Wilson asks him and Tomlinson for their help in exchange for a presidential pardon, they both agree but not because they were coerced they respect the man who has a one million dollar bounty on his head.----------------- The Panama Canal is owned by a radical fundamentalist and his mentor Allif Halibi is an Islamic cleric who ordered the Fatwa because of Wilson¿s beliefs that a group of religious fanatics want to start the apocalypse. Wilson¿s wife was murdered along with six others on aplane that he was supposed to be on. Wilson is determined to avenge his wife¿s death and he needs Tomlinson¿s mysticism and Ford¿s pragmatism to do it.---------------------- Randy Wayne White has written a chilling thriller that will have readers feeling as if they are unable to catch their breath. Kal Wilson is one of the most likeable secondary characters in the Ford series. He needs to kill his wife¿s murderer who turns out to be Ford¿s enemy and has a limited time to achieve it. He also takes a stand in Panama on what he thinks of Islamic terrorists in a way that resonate with the audience. In other words, Kal steals the show.------------ Harriet Klausner
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This was a new author and definately one I will be reading more of. This was a really well put together and researched book.
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