Doc Ford has long lived a double life. But in this electrifying New York Times bestselling novel, it may finally have caught up to him...
On a moonless night on Sanibel Island, Florida, marine biologist Marion “Doc” Ford carefully watches a video of a hooded man executing three hostages. The man is an American working with ISIS, and in the next few days, it’ll be Ford’s job, as part of his shadowy second life, to make sure the man never kills anybody else again.
But a lot can go wrong in a few days, and Ford has no way of knowing that not only will the operation prove to be a lot more complicated than he has anticipated, but that he’ll end up bringing those complications back with him to the small community of boaters, guides, lovers, and friends in Dinkin’s Bay, where he’s long made his home.
Someone has taken Ford’s actions very personally, and now no one there is safe—least of all, Ford himself.
White's fast-paced 23rd Doc Ford novel (after 2015's Cuba Straits) pits the Florida wet work specialist against David Abdel Cashmere, a Chicagoan turned terrorist who features as the executioner of three hostages in several videos. Ford travels to the Yucatan, where his target is staying at a seaside resort, but things don't go as planned. He finds his facilitator, known only as K.A.T., with one of Cashmere's supposed victims, Winslow Shepherd, in an eighth-floor hotel room. When Ford confronts the pair, they both fall from the room's balcony, and Ford is forced to flee back home to Sanibel Island, Fla. Cutting-edge drones appear on the island, which are controlled, he soon discovers, by Winslow's son, Julian (aka the Black Knight of the Internet). Ford rallies his allies, chief among them Tomlinson, his "boat-bum hipster" sidekick with ESP powers, and Brazilian Vargas Diemer, a wealthy jet-setter of questionable loyalty. Lively characters, enough action for three summer blockbusters, and plenty of plot twists make this a great addition to the bestselling series.
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The tone of this book seems different from other Doc Ford novels. Did RWW write this one?
Pointless, confusing, uninteresting, silly
Another White epic.