Monday, March 30, 2015

Reveiw: Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White (Doc Ford Series, Book 1)

Synopsis: Its cool gulf breezes lured him from a life of danger. Its dark undercurrents threatened to destroy him. After ten years of living life on the edge, it was hard for Doc Ford to get that addiction to danger out of his system. But spending each day watching the sun melt into Dinkins Bay and the moon rise over the mangrove trees, cooking dinner for his beautiful neighbor, and dispensing advice to the locals over a cold beer lulled him into letting his guard down. Then Rafe Hollins appeared. How could he refuse his old friend's request-even if it would put him back on the firing line? Even if it would change forever the life he'd built here on Sanibel Island? (from the back of the book)

Review: I was raised in Florda, but live in the north now. I miss my Sunshine State. So when a fellow Florida exile recommended this book, I was amenable. It's not my usual. I don't read a lot of action-spy-intrigue stories. But I enjoyed this - that is to say, I stayed up way to late one night to finish. The characters had depth and felt real. The plot was a nice mix of action, science, humor, angst, and history. I'm not running to buy the next in the series, but if I find it cheap, I might pick it up.

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-0-312-92602-1
Date Finished: 3-21-2015
Pages: 307

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