Ten Thousand Islands by Randy Wayne White

Randy Wayne White has gained critical acclaim for his Florida-based crime novels featuring former government agent/triggerman Doc Ford.

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Ten Thousand Islands by Randy Wayne White


  • Mass Market Paperback: 297 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 6.72 x 4.16
  • Publisher: Prime Crime; Reissue edition (June 12, 2001)
  • ISBN: 0425180433

    Of all the Travis McGee wannabes who've appeared on the mystery scene since the death of John D. MacDonald, Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford, the marine biologist with an intentionally vague history of military espionage, comes closest to hitting the mark. In this seventh outing in a popular series that's never quite broken into bestsellerdom, Ford is finagled away from his beloved fish and his stilt house off Florida's Gulf Coast to investigate the grave robbing of a long-dead adolescent girl who had a remarkable gift for finding archaeological artifacts of a long-gone civilization of Calusa Indians. The centuries-old gold medallion that may have been buried with Dorothy Copeland has mysterious powers--at least, that's what a big Florida developer whose son is being groomed for high political office seems to believe. By the time Doc Ford starts investigating the incident, along with his oddly gifted friend Tomlinson (a druggie with a past as violent and mysterious as his own), more lives are at stake, including Doc's.

    Ten Thousand Islands is based on a true story of multiple tragedies associated with the 1969 discovery of the medallion at the novel's center. But the complicated tale of mayhem and serial murder White weaves of it is all his own. Doc Ford is an increasingly interesting character whose love life takes up as many pages as the plot, but the community of Dinkin's Bay, with its fascinating and well-drawn minor characters, is as great a part of White's series as the denizens of Travis McGee's Fort Lauderdale marina were of MacDonald's. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    Book Description
    Government agent-turned-marine-biologist Doc Ford returns in a steamy tale that begins with the suspicious suicide of a fifteen-year-old girl-and ends in a shadowy world of ancient ritual and modern corruption.


    Taut and engrossing. (Boston Globe)

    A wild, dangerous adventure.(Denver Post)

    Thrilling and strangely moving. (Miami Herald)

    White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer can hope to find. (Carl Hiaasen)

    Reader Reviews
    Ten Thousand Islands, August 31, 2003 Reviewer: barbara j rowe from pompano beach, fl United States I am glad to see that Randy Wayne White is finally being promoted by his publisher. He is a top quality story teller. He writes with humor yet is able to inform or educate the reader. I live in South Florida and look forward to the learning something new about the Flora and Fauna of this unique envionment. One of his earlier books got me interested in seeing the Tarpon and learning more about this fish. I wish him the success that he deserves. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

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