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Chasing Midnight (Doc Ford Series #19)
     

Chasing Midnight (Doc Ford Series #19)

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by Randy Wayne White, George Guidall (Read by)
 

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Unabridged, 9 CDs, 10 1/2 hours

Read by George Guidall

The stunning new Doc Ford novel from the New York Times- bestselling author.

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Unabridged, 9 CDs, 10 1/2 hours

Read by George Guidall

The stunning new Doc Ford novel from the New York Times- bestselling author.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Technology buffs will enjoy the cool gadgets in bestseller White’s 19th Doc Ford novel (after 2011’s Night Vision), but those looking for emotional depth should look elsewhere. Ford, a marine biologist and sometime investigator, infiltrates a gathering of black market caviar kings held on a private Florida island. Suspecting something illegal in the Russian host’s yacht, Ford slips out of the party for an underwater look. When he surfaces, the island’s power is cut and communications with the mainland are blocked by eco-terrorists with troubled personalities and murky motives. At first, Ford is alone, combating purely physical dangers. When victims and perpetrators finally appear, it’s difficult to care about any of them, except Ford’s old hipster friend, Tomlinson, while Doc’s inner life is supplanted by self-congratulation on his expertise, bravery, and physique. White always delivers intelligent writing and thought-provoking facts, but series fans may hope for a more character-driven story next time around. Agent: Esther Newberg, International Creative Management. (Mar.)
From the Publisher
“A gripping thriller…White keeps the action taut.”—The Miami Herald
 
“White’s fans will eat this one up.”—Kirkus Reviews

“White does pure suspense as well as anyone.” —Booklist
 
“Randy Wayne White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer can hope to find.”—Carl Hiaasen
Kirkus Reviews
Bad guys want to corner the caviar market in Doc Ford's 19th. Can Doc foil them? It's a tall order, since the no-goods involved are rich, powerful and exceptionally amoral. On the other hand, Doc's not your run-of-the-mill marine biologist either. He has skill sets mostly found among the Special Forces population, especially those licensed to kill. It's a place not unfamiliar to Doc. During certain unexplained absences from his customary Florida haunts—Sanibel Island, Dinkin's Bay—he's gone there at the behest of a grateful government. Meanwhile, to the billion-dollar caviar trade, the beluga sturgeon is the sine qua non, and on Vanderbilt Island, not far from Sanibel, interested parties are convening to discuss various means of exploitation. Doc, who views the sturgeon protectively and the "often corrupt caviar industry" with marked suspicion, has wangled an invitation. As has Tomlinson, his erratic, beyond-brilliant friend and companion through 18 previous adventures (Night Vision, 2011, etc.). That turns out to be a fateful decision. Suddenly, an explosion rips through Vanderbilt, taking out its communications capability and placing it under the control of a weird but well-armed extremist group named the Third Planet Peace Force. Unless its demands are met, Third Planet Peace Force will kill a hostage an hour, beginning at midnight. Can Doc and Tomlinson rise to the challenge, thwart the terrorists and save the beluga? White's fans will eat this one up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611762259
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/31/2013
Series:
Doc Ford Series , #19
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 5.86(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“A gripping thriller…White keeps the action taut.”—The Miami Herald

“White’s fans will eat this one up.”—Kirkus Reviews

“White does pure suspense as well as anyone.” —Booklist

“Randy Wayne White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer can hope to find.”—Carl Hiaasen

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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Chasing Midnight 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Dinia More than 1 year ago
I've read the entire Doc Ford series. Publishers Weekly is spot on. Doc Ford is emotionless; even more so than in past novels. In this storyline we hear all about how "bad" he is, yet he comes off as a complete incompetent - too busy daydreaming about how good he is supposed to be. The lengthy diatribe about the overfishing of the sturgeon for caviar is WAY overdone. Instead of making you care, it has almost the opposite reffect. The last several chapters were the better part of the book as there was way more action, and way less mind-numbing musing. This copy will go straight into the library donation bin and I will not purchase any future books. They are only getting worse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Randy's lasr two books are not up to the expectations I have from reading all of his previous books! A waste of money but I won't be so quick to pre-prder anymore
Barleycorn77 More than 1 year ago
This newest novel from White is a continuation of the decline of "Doc Ford". I prefer more action and less babble. White should remove himself from the book and get back to writing fiction. Doug
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved the Doc Ford series by Randy White. The book before this was not up to par and this book is just plain bad. As far as I am concerned, RWW has jumped the shark.
JimfromHomer More than 1 year ago
This book isn't out yet! But Randy Wayne White does a great job of taking the reader to South Florida or the Caribbean with some really interesting characters. He also runs one of the best restaurants on Sanibel Island! I've met him there; very friendly & personable!
heyjude444 More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I basically agree with the one and two star responders in the first 19 reviews. Not a particularly enjoyable book and I, too, have read the whole series. Looks like a rush job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been a Randy Wayne White fan for a long time; but this time he has bored mee and made me regret buying one of White's books. White has chosen to devote about 75% of the book to conversations between a redneck steroid freak and a 13 year old Guatamalan girl who is a Joan of Arc fanatic. Never mind that Joan of Arc was herself a nut case. Doc Ford and Tominson are obviously afterthoughts of an author who has spent too much time in churches recently. I'll probably buy at least one more Randy Wayne novel, if only to see if White has gotten over his his religious disability. Don't waste your money on this drivel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not up to par with RWW's past series. Very disappointing given the enjoyable Doc Ford series. Can you say, "Refund"?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to make myself read this! I could only take so much of Mr Whites writing that he could have done this or that to subdue an agressor but always backs away. Reading this was a challange but I have read and liked some of his other books but not this one!
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Doc Ford has never been so inept in dealing with a cast of unbelievable characters in a confusing plot that ends without resolving several issues.
silencedogoodreturns More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, as always, but a very farcical plot, and missing the texture and thoughtfulness of the early books.
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HealthyFlorida More than 1 year ago
The characters are poorly developed. The story just seems to ramble on and on...Seems like a rushed story. Tomlinson seems like a child. Where is the mystery? No cajones mi amigo!
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DeaninLA More than 1 year ago
This book was difficult to read. Defintely not RWW best work. Even the original dick and #uck books of Randy Stiker were more enjoyable to read.
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