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Dark light

by White, Randy Wayne.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 14 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Mystery FIC WHITE Randy
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Fiction
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Fiction MYS Whit
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F WHI
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC WHITE
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Collection  Fiction
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Fiction Fic White
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Moon Township Public Library Fiction F WHITE Randy
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Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction FIC WHITE
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Mystery M WH
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction Fic Whi
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Collection  Adult Fiction
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Sewickley Public Library Fiction F WHI
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Collection  Fiction
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Shaler North Hills Library Fiction WHITE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
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I magine hurricane winds over the Sahara Desert, preceded by a cavalry of tornadoes. Imagine dunes flattened, then resculpted. Then imagine all that at the bottom of the sea.

A Category Four hurricane has swept the west coast of Florida, creating havoc, changing lives, and reshaping the ocean bottom. Well-known reefs and wrecks have been covered up-and new ones have emerged. The old woman who visits Doc Ford's lab late one night has a haunting story, of a loved one lost while rendezvousing with a German submarine off the coast of Florida sixty years earlier, of her belief that he was being blackmailed and that the storm has given her a second chance to prove his innocence by uncovering the wreck of his boat-and the truth-if only Ford would look for it. Intrigued, Ford agrees, and sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever. For there are other things in that wreck as well, and other men want those things, men willing to commit terrible acts to get them. And the woman herself-the woman is not what she seems. . . .

Rich with passion and vivid, pungent prose, and some of the best characters found in suspense fiction today, Dark Light is a thriller of uncommon intensity.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lately, the ongoing drama in White's justly celebrated Doc Ford series, set on Florida's Sanibel Island, has come from marine biologist Ford's deal with the devil: he will continue to work as a covert government operative, assassinating bad guys around the globe, if his bosses keep their hands off his ex-hippie pal, Tomlinson, whose long-ago involvement in a '60s bombing has targeted him for retribution. This time, though, that plotline takes a rest, as Ford deals with more immediate threats: the aftereffects of a category 4 hurricane that swept across the island, leaving in its wake a lot of angry marina dwellers (shit on by God, by nature, by government, by insurance agencies ). Among those aftereffects is the discovery of a ship long buried at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the victim of a similar hurricane in 1944. Ford is asked to restore various artifacts found on the vessel, and when one of them turns out to be a Nazi medal, a new mystery is afoot, involving an alluring older woman living in a nearby gabled mansion. White attempts to juggle a lot of storylines in this one--the Nazi angle; the 1944 hurricane; the mysterious woman; a psycho marina owner out to claim the artifacts for his own--and while he occasionally seems on the verge of losing control, he keeps all the balls in the air through the finale. Not one of the series' high-water marks, perhaps, but still a compellingly readable tale by one of this country's premier crime novelists. --Bill Ott Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The 13th installment of bestseller White's aging but still solid series featuring Doc Ford (after 2005's Dead of Night) finds the retired CIA operative picking up in the aftermath of a hurricane that's ravaged the Florida coast. Hired to sift through the old wreck of a pleasure craft, the Dark Light, that's been spotted after the huge storm, Ford and his salvage team discover items inside the boat that stir deadly vengeance-Nazi artifacts. Ford runs into trouble immediately from Bern Heller, a nearby marina owner who claims his company has rights to the wreck site and doesn't hesitate employing violence to get his way. At issue, Ford soon discovers, is more than just old Lugers, war medals and a few gold bars. The real prize lies in the ownership of thousands of acres of Florida beachfront property. While the novel peaks in a typical burst of satisfying action, the plot takes too long to get underway and lacks the overall crispness of the author's best work. 80,000 first printing; author tour. (Mar. 16) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Doc Ford novels
Features Marion "Doc" Ford, an ex-operative, marine biologist in Florida
#1 - Sanibel flats
#2 - The Heat Islands
#3 - The Man who invented Florida
#4 - Captiva
#5 - North of Havana
#6 - The Mangrove coast
#7 - Ten thousand islands
#8 - Shark river
#9 - Twelve mile limit
#10 - Everglades
#11 - Tampa burn
#12 - Dead of night
#13 - Dark light
#14 - Hunter's moon
#15 - Black widow
#16 - Dead silence
#17 - Deep shadow
#18 - Night vision
#19 - Chasing midnight
#20 - Night moves
#21 - Bone deep
#22 - Cuba straits
#23 - Deep blue
#24 - Mangrove lightning
#25 - Caribbean rim
#26 - Salt river
Subjects Ford, Doc (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Marine biologists -- Fiction.
Shipwrecks -- Fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher New York :G.P. Putnam's Sons,2006
Language English
Description x, 336 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 0399153365
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