The Heat 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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The Heat Islands by Randy Wayne White


Features

  • Mass Market Paperback: 307 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.87 x 6.92 x 4.20
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (February 1993)
  • ISBN: 0312929773


    Reader Reviews
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful: John D. MacDonald Would Have Been Proud, April 27, 2002 Reviewer: Scott Rachui from Allen, TX USA This is the second book in the Doc Ford stories, and even though the first one was very good, I liked this one even better. The reason for this is that the story focuses on Doc's home in Sanibel Island and really gives us a feel for what it's like to live on the Gulf Shores of Florida. There is excellent character development to the point where these characters come alive and you feel like you're spending some quality time with good friends. The plot is also quite compelling. It takes off right at the first with the discovery of a dead body floating in the gulf (the body of Marvin Rios who everyone hates but who wields quite a bit of money and influence), and then is compounded by the arrest of Doc's friend Jeth (the gentle fishing guide with a stutter who we got to know in Sanibel Island). Doc sets out to prove Jeth's innocence along with his best friend Tomlinson (my personal favorite character in the series). All the while, you have a sub-plot involving Karl Sutter, con-man and brother-in-law of the deceased. His underhanded dealings are worthy of the best of Carl Hiaasen and John D. MacDonald. Add in a beautiful pro-tennis player and her friend, and you have a story that's not only an excellent mystery but a great deal of fun in the process. This book is a very fast read. I took it with me on a business trip and finished it after only 2 days. As coincidence would have it, the trip was to the Florida coast, and this book set the perfect mood for me while I was there. If you like mysteries, or Florida fiction in general, you really owe it to yourself to discover Randy Wayne White. I've read all of them. James W. Hall, John D. MacDonald, Carl Hiaasen, and Leonard Shames. Trust me. Randy Wayne White is one of the best.

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