Deep Shadow (Doc Ford Series #17)

Deep Shadow (Doc Ford Series #17)

by Randy Wayne White
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Deep Shadow (Doc Ford Series #17) by Randy Wayne White

Doc Ford wrestles more than one kind of demon, in the stunning novel from the New York Times-bestselling author.

Many dangers lurk in the deep-the worst of them are human.

Thirty minutes into what should have been an easy, beginner-level dive in a remote Florida lake, the rim of a cave collapses, trapping two of Doc Ford's friends. Ford himself manages to escape and quickly surfaces to find help-but that's when his troubles only begin.

Two men are waiting for him on the shore, and they are not the kind of men you want to meet at any time. Murderers and ex-cons, they're intent on diving to the bottom of the very deep lake and uncovering the remains of a legendary plane wreck there, supposedly loaded with Cuban treasury gold. Ford's ex­pertise is just what they need. And if he doesn't want to help? He can die. His friends? They can die, too. In fact, they can die right now. . . .

As the hours tick away, two mortal struggles unfold simulta­neously, one above and one below. Neither outcome is certain, no man is safe . . . and in the deep shadow, only death awaits.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399156267
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Series: Doc Ford Series , #17
Pages: 353
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About 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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Deep Shadow (Doc Ford Series #17) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
During a robbery, ex-cons, King and Perry kill a family of five. They flee from a massive manhunt hiding in the swamps of Central Florida. Their plan is to wait till the heat cools down a little though both know that will be some time as the media has stirred the public and the police. Doc Ford and his three friends (Tomlinson, Will, and Arlis) go to a small lake in search of the late Cuban dictator Batista's treasure plane, which vanished in 1958. However King and Perry capture Doc and company; and force them to keep diving in search of the plane. None are aware of what lurks in the nearby swamps. Readers will knows the swamp is far from Dead Silent between Doc and his buddies, the two deadly thugs, and a Swamp Thing that wants to dine on divers. Fast-paced throughout the exciting story line, fans will be hooked from the moment everyone converges and readers will never stop reading as the tension mounts with anticipation of one hell of a climax. Who, if any of the four buddies, will leave Central Florida alive? Harriet Klausner
nonnadonna More than 1 year ago
Whether writing as Randy Wayne White or Randy Striker, RWW is the best action writer for mysteries with that tropical feel. When you are reading a Randy Wayne White/Randy Striker story you are immediately transported to Florida and the Florida Keys. His characters and plots are believable and well conceived. Like a Clive Cussler novel, Randy Wayne White's stories are exciting from the very beginning. Though Randy Wayne White writes in a very masculine style similar the likes of James Patterson, Ian Fleming, Clive Cussler, etc. mystery lovers of either gender will enjoy this "good read". A great book for when you are laying on the beach enjoying the sun and surf or curled up in your favorite reading spot at home.
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
In Deep Shadow, two of Doc Ford's friends are trapped underwater when a cave collapse in a Floriday lake that they were exploring in. When Doc surfaces to get help he meets up with the two ex-cons that want Doc to locate the treasure of a Cuban plane that crashed there years ago. Can he save his friends and not get killed in the process? Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford novels are full of adventure, tension and just good story-telling. This one is no exception.
FrancesOThomas More than 1 year ago
Randy Wayne White has departed in style and in plot from his previous books. For the first time, he uses multiple points of view, allowing the reader into the heads of characters other than Doc Ford. The plot is also less special agent and more tough guy battles nature than in White's previous books. What has remained constant is White's excellent research. He is able to make complex science accessible.
limnerDM More than 1 year ago
RATING IT H2O. Doc Ford has re-found his gonads after the old lady got them a book or two back. However, he seems to have forgotten what they are for.
MadisonRye More than 1 year ago
Ok, I have been reading Doc Ford series for years. I love the realism of the books through the use off real locations like Sanibel Island and the surrounding island off the coast of Florida, and relevant news stories. But this one really lost me- it is a surprising plot for a marine biologist. It was too farfetched for the series and older characters. Very unrealistic and while the author tried to be creative and suspenseful, I found myself reading the book just to finish it, not because I was enjoying it. This was a disappointment for me. Come back to earth, Randy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After writing 17 books detailing the adventures of sometime-spy Marion "Doc" Ford, author Randy Wayne White - an enthusiastic ball player - proves in his latest that he can throw a changeup with the best of them. "Dark Shadow" throws us several changeups, in fact. This book's Doc Ford is decidedly off duty, with no exotic weapons or spy gadgets to help him out of increasingly horrifying straits. All he has are his wits, and - maybe - his friends. The story starts off with a simple day's outing with old friends. However, a parallel story involving 2 crazed ex-convicts soon overlays the first, and the relaxing day Doc Ford was enjoying turns into an unusually gritty look into the dark sides of enemies and friends alike. Alternating his chapters between first and third person perspectives, White shows us the hero as he thinks as well as how he is seen, and manages these shifts with enough skill that they never jar the reader out of the story's flow. All in all, White's many changeups work very well. This is a refreshing new look at a familiar character, and shows us a reinvigorated writing style that reaches deeper than ever into the adventure genre.
Valli More than 1 year ago
I really liked Deep Shadow and thought the book very plausible. I recommend the book to those who enjoy mysteries or thrillers. I have enjoyed many of Randy White's books and I believe he is one of the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Randy Wayne White's books about Doc Ford. I found this particularly gripping because of the water in the cave and the problems of escaping. I found it very scary and would recommend it to everyone who likes suspense.
boxorice More than 1 year ago
WIth the exception of a prologue and and the final chapter, the entire novel takes place within a couple of square acres and no more than half a day elapses. This is not the typical Doc Ford book that had become rote over the last few attempts. No super secret agent malarkey, no deep revelations about characters that are far-fetched and only there to explain a plot twist. This time out, Mr. White has delivered a page-turning knock out of a thriller. I'm writing this review at 4am, if that tells you anything. I highly recommend this book. For those of us that had become a bit disenchanted with the series, this book seems to set it back on the right path.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down! Randy Wayne White has written a terrific thriller. Doc Ford and Tomlinson go diving for treasure in FL but find themselves in the company of killers, human and reptillian! Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite Doc Ford book, but ok.
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I didn't do a very good job of reading the previews on this book before I bought it, so it was a little tedious, but it turned out to be a pretty good book .Anyone who is really into scubba diving would really love it. The ending was very well done.
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The suspense is almost unbearable.
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