When her landlord realizes she saw him dump a body in the lake at the trailer park, he decides to kill her. White balances the sordid criminal activities with plenty of intriguing wildlife lore. People who get to know Tula believe she is special, blessed, even a saint except for the sleazy, steroid-infused trailer park landlord, Harris Squires. A lot of bad dudes in this one but they don't compare to the murderous felon. Her only hope for survival: a marine biologist and. Their problem is a young girl who the laborers believe talks to God. Tomlinson befriends a naive Guatemalan teenage girl who believes she can speak to Joan of Arc.
Randy Wayne White is a New York Times best selling author whose novel, Sanibel Flats, was chosen by the American Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the Hundred Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century. The park manager is the hired gun of a financial syndicate that wants to develop the property, and he's prepared to do whatever it takes - but he can't figure out what to do about the teenage girl, the one the laborers believe has some sort of gift. Full of action and mystery, this is a very explicit novel about trafficking in humans and all the mess that follows with drugs, prostitution, pornography and other evil that is fueled by greedy people. But knowing what's coming, I could see the signs of the series' decline. I think we all know that already. The action takes place in Fort Myers Beach and near the Everglades east of Immokalee.
From thereafter Peter and I did a trip one or two times a year down to the Ten Thousand Islands in one of my small boats. How many eateries do you have now? Not as entertaining as others of his that I've read. Tula, who speaks with God and whose patron saint is Joan of Arc, is determined to find her mother and brother, who came to America months earlier but have disappeared. I don't know what Randy White's plans are for future stories, but he is slightly off track in my opinion and might want to think about rereading some of his earlier work. The Red Citrus trailer park is inhabited mostly by illegal laborers.
I skipped quickly through most of it without really reading it for effect. A solid offering in the on going Doc Ford series. I paddle surf and paddle board now. Whether White was ever a spy like his main man Doc Ford has never been confirmed — and neither of them are saying. Story involves illegal trade in drugs, women, pornography, several murders, gangs, and more. So much not to like.
The problem is a young girl who the laborers believe talks to God. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. We do not accept books with water damage, strong smoke smell, or just plain beat up. The first half of the book establishes some great new characters and a timely and interesting story line involving a young girl from Guatemala living in a trailer park filled with Mayan Indians, a couple of nasty rednecks making and selling steroids out of said trailer park and a gang of Mexicans involved in drugs and prostitution and what amounts to slavery. Nobody in this man's life has ever praised him. My maternal family, who are all from the Deep South; not one written word, and they lived through unusual and fascinating times in history. White balances the sordid criminal activities with plenty of intriguing wildlife lore.
The girl's only hope for survival: marine biologist Doc Ford, who must search through an underground nation, trek through wildlife, and defeat an assortment of bad guys…and hope he reaches her in time. We regularly check this is a fully automatic process the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you. I think the potential exists to bring our young heroine, Tula, back for further adventures. Joan of Arc contend with villainy on behalf of a beset 21st-century teenager. All rights reserved Review by Library Journal Review The 18th Doc Ford thriller after Deep Shadow mixes street-gang grittiness with eerie spirituality as a 13-year-old Guatemalan child searches for relatives in Florida. Once more we discover truly evil people up to truly evil deeds and we need the 13 year old Guatemalan girl, Tula, protected by Doc Ford, his hippy-dippy friend Tomlinson, and everyone she comes in contact with to overcome the bad with their good.
He is a marine biologist, but that's his cover. But the steroid-powered park manager and his grotesquely muscular girlfriend want to sell the park for some easy money-and they'll do whatever it takes to drive the residents out. My main negative is the extremely unpleasant nature of the distress. The spine may show signs of wear. At least it was a fast read.
I do like this series, especially to listen to. A man who has no known Doc Ford battles evil and wins again. When a teenage girl witnesses the park manager killing a man, she flees; and he knows he's got to find her fast and shut her up for good. Doc sets out to rescue Tula, but standing in his way is a menacing gangbanger, Victorino, and Harris's vicious girlfriend, Frankie. And Ford spends more time talking about Glocks and Sig Sauers and his new favorite, a palm-sized Kahr. Have you noticed a marked increase even on the West Coast? In fact, some people believe she has a direct line to God, when it is really Joan of Arc she talks to. Her only hope for survival: a marine biologist and sometimes more named Doc Ford, who along with his friend Tomlinson, must undertake a search through an underground, invisible nation.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The residents of the trailers are primarily illegal immigrants who are too intimidated to complain or defend themselves. Another good Doc Ford adventure. He travels the world using his Sanibel Island home as his base. Again a book I would probably give 3. Fearful that the discovery of some human remains inside an alligator carcass will implicate him in a crime witnessed by Tula, the paranoid Harris kidnaps Tula and takes off.