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Violence Escalates The Happy Residents escalates the happy residents Dinkin s Bay marina et drawn into it all with an explosion Upon the scene enters a strong female fisherwoman Hannah Smith who effects the loves of all she encountersWhite s Captiva as with his other stories are carefully crafted which is part of his ability of being a ood story teller At times his plot does bog down often from some excessive details or explanation but White keeps the reader involved His development of local color makes the island
Life Come To Life This come to life This is darker personal and far local then the earlier stories Randy Wayne White has become one of my enjoyable modern authors thanks to Mike and Mary who started me reading this series by iving me the first four books If you enjoy a well crafted mystery with uirky characters then the Doc Ford series could be for you Give it a try I think anyone who has ever visited the enchanting place called Captiva Island would have a hard time resisting the urge to pick up this book I certainly couldn t I really enjoyed the book but was a wee bit out of "my depth with the dominant eco political issue of net fishing in Florida I was mildly interested in learning about it " depth with the dominant eco political issue of net fishing in Florida I was mildly interested in learning about it not enough to think I ll be running to the library for books on the subject This was than adeuate for meWhat made the book compelling reading was its wonderful characters White s protagonist is a marine biologist who is surrounded by wild and wonderful native Floridians They have heart and spirit and enough spunk to keep the book lively Doc Ford the biologist is smart and sensitive and worthy of any reader s admiration Many reviewers compare the author to Carl Hiaasen another Florida writer Although they both deal with serious social and economic issues I think Hiaasen does it with humor and a bit less ravitas so for me his books are fun Captiva is another ood book in the Doc Ford series this is book number 4 Doc Ford lives in a stilted shack in Dinkin s Bay off Sanibel Island in Florida He is retired Spitting Daisies Communicating Through the Sunset government agent who is now a marine biologist Ford has made a few friends in the area but his worldets turned upside down by the fishermen in the area because they are oing to outlaw net fishing This is these fishermen s livelihood and they o to extreme levels to show their displeasure in the new law Another fine Doc Ford story centering on a feud between sprorting fishermen and commer. Iessen and the rightful heir to John D MacDonald The Tampa Tribune Times Now he delivers a wicked new thriller that sends overnment agent tu. Why are the first 5 Doc Ford novels not available for the Kindle But at least it s available from AudibleA net ban on fishing causes friction between commercial
and sport fishermen The results include murder and mayhem The author points out the hypocrisy of sport fishermen The results include murder and mayhem The author points out the hypocrisy of sides and accurately describes the problems that the advertising business media and political corruption brings to the table and cause the pot to boil overAn example is the advertising in fishing magazines for euipment used in commercial fishing while publishing articles calling for the ban of commercial fishing In other words We want you to
Buy Are Products So We are products so we a profit but then you should not be allowed to use themAnother example is the Whispering Campaign of a overnment employee telling the commercial fishermen that he is against the net ban while telling the sport fishermen that he is for the net ban Why would a overnment employee pit both sides against each other What benefits would this representative of the state ain from his intentional lies I initially thought it was a huge mistake to o 1st person narrator in CAPTIVA with series hero Marion Doc Ford In the first three novels Doc is enigmatic remote as a cypher In CAPTIVA first person narration allows him to launch long tiresome monologues of explanation and social commentary He tosses aside his air of mystery and cheapens his own introspective inscrutability The plot which entails a mad bomber at work in a dispute between disparate and tribal commercial fishing communities surrounding Dinkin s Bay is less compelling than Doc s nearly kamikaze romance in CAPTIVA with a superstitious manipulative domineering twenty five year old sex commando p86 named Hannah Smith Poor shaggy Tomlinson who is supposed to be yin to Doc s yang is still being treated as a buffoon played like a character in an over long unfunny Cheech Chong routine When Doc drones for the fourth or
FIFTH TIME THAT TOMLINSON IS MYSTICAL time that Tomlinson is mystical am methodical p54 it only reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock s rule for screenwriters and actors always SHOW don t tell Doc Ford and his hippy friend Tomlinson return in White s Captiva the 4th entry in this popular series White is a ifted storyteller who has created likeable and offbeat characters who live a bit wacky lay back lifestyle Our beloved protagonist is Doc Ford a former overnment NSA agent and now a marine biologist who lives in a house on stilts on Sanibel Island A pending state ban on net fishing has created a te. Randy Wayne White is acclaimed as wildly inventive The San Diego Union Tribune a wonderful writer Paul Theroux a fine storyteller Peter Matth. Cial netters This entry in the Doc Ford series introduces Hannah Smith who oes on to her own spinoff seriesNet fishing has been outlawed and because of it there s bad blood between the net fishers and the sports fishermen So bad that the two sides are resorting to violence or are theyHannah Smith from one of the oldest Florida families is a leader of the net fishermen and she and Doc along with Tomlinson try to stop the violence We see disguised pilots like this on television from time to time too I think Hannah works better as a supporting character but your
mileage may varymay vary fourth Doc Ford was not the best in the series Much unbelievable stuff in this one than usual complete with a uy pronounced dead who surprises even the best surgeon around by his coming backNot a waste of time but I did speed reading on this one than usual I m spending the summer in Fort Myers and have been to Doc Ford s several times I picked up this book at the Franklin Shops curtsey of the small local authorhistory section I relished this book and read it constantly while on the beach in the car and by the pool Now every time I am on Captiva and Sanibel I find myself thinking about the stories and characters in this book I can t wait to read by Randy Wayne White This book had me dreaming of buying a boat and living on Captiva or Sanibel This started off really well I love White s style where the characters and the daily life in the are as important as the mystery that drives the plot He has wonderful and freuent scientific and political asides that I really liked For the first 75% or so this was a solid 4 or 45 stars Sadly it went off
The Rails In The Finalrails in the final where Ford oes off to the far east to exact revenge and switches from being a scientist to some kind of black ops specialist The two really didn t fit together for me and it suffered from the common annoyance of unlimited resources Suddenly he has friends all over the world who are willing to help out at a moment s notice and things just neatly fall into place in the right order Perhaps this is due to my not having read the first 3 books in the series but the sudden change was jarring and the revenge just wasn t very interesting Baddies Children of Ambition (Children of Vice, getting their come uppance isn t necessary for aood readI think anyone who s read Carl Hiaasen can t help comparing the two I like both Hiassen has a upbeat almost frivolous style White is much matter of fact Both are as much about Florida as the mystery to be solved. Rned marine biologist Doc Ford into dangerous new waters as a Florida fishing dispute escalates into a deadly war that reaches across the oce.