Doc Ford has his share of secrets. One of them has returned with a vengeance in this deadly New York Times bestseller from Randy Wayne White.
While trying to solve one of Florida’s most profound mysteries, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually his friend Tomlinson? Whatever the answer, the liveaboards and fishing guides at Dinkin’s Bay on Sanibel Island are becoming increasingly nervous—and wary—after a plane crash and other near-death incidents make it apparent that Ford and Tomlinson are dangerous companions.
What their small family of friends doesn’t know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for them to seek help from the law. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to Doc and Tomlinson to find a killer before the grisly job is done.
The enduring puzzle of Flight 19 five Navy torpedo bombers that disappeared on a training flight on December 5, 1945, off the Florida coast propels bestseller White's captivating 20th Doc Ford novel (after 2012's Chasing Midnight). Seaplane pilot Dan Futch thinks the answer to Flight 19's fate may lie in an unusual Everglades location near some Indian mounds and a mysterious field of human bones. Fortunately, before Futch takes off with Ford and Ford's sidekick, Tomlinson, Futch notices that someone has sabotaged his plane. But who was the intended target? Meanwhile, back home in Dinkin's Bay, Ford must contend with a host of shady characters, including a putative film maker, a skilled assassin, and a Haitian drug dealer. "The fact that unexplained elements are noted within a similar time frame while in the field does not guarantee those elements are linked or even significant," Ford muses, but his survival may depend on figuring out those possible links in this intriguing installment.
I enjoyed getting back to Dinkens Bay again. The books that involve more of Doc's neighbors are always more interesting than some of Randy's more recent books. I think Night Moves is a winner and should be read by all of Doc's fans. Good job Randy.
The 3rd book I have read from RWW.
This one keeps the reader wanting more. A sign of a good book is when your not reading it you still think about it. Good characters surrounded by the usual cast. Thought the ending was a bit weak but I’m looking forward to another RWW book.