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Mangrove Lightning #2020

Mangrove Lightning The ghosts of a multiple murder stalk Doc Ford in this electrifying novel in the New York Times bestselling series Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases This may be one of the stranges

  • Title: Mangrove Lightning
  • Author: Randy Wayne White
  • ISBN: 9780399576683
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mangrove Lightning By Randy Wayne White, The ghosts of a 1925 multiple murder stalk Doc Ford in this electrifying novel in the New York Times bestselling series Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases This may be one of the strangest A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to him, muttering about a curse The members of his extended family have suffered a bizarre series ofThe ghosts of a 1925 multiple murder stalk Doc Ford in this electrifying novel in the New York Times bestselling series Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases This may be one of the strangest A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to him, muttering about a curse The members of his extended family have suffered a bizarre series of attacks, and Barlow is convinced it has something to do with a multiple murder in 1925, in which his family had a shameful part.Ford doesn t believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, following the trail of the attacks from Key Largo to Tallahassee, they, too, suffer a series of near fatal mishaps Is it really a curse Or just a crime spree The answer lies in solving a near hundred year old murderd probing the mind of a madman.

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    1. This ll probably the only book I ll ever shelve as thriller I don t usually read them but was caught at the library without my want to read list, so I opted for blindly picking any audiobook read by audio superstar George Guidall White certainly knows his stuff when it comes to creating interesting characters, building tension, making me wince.

    2. I have always loved Randy Wayne White s Doc Ford series of novels, although I have missed a few which I intend to remedy fairly soon This one features Doc Ford and his sidekick, Tomlinson, in a story that goes back to the days of Prohibition in Florida White takes real events from history, and weaves a very interesting and hard to put down story about current events and the past, including a tantalizing ghost story Tootsie Barlow, a legendary charter captain, and his extended family, have come u [...]

    3. I keep reading the Doc Ford series even though the formula has gotten a little bit tired In this latest installment, the writing has continued to improve from a low point, Chasing Midnight , several books ago White has re introduced views into biologist Marion Ford s second job as an international assassin in recent books including this one Why do I keep reading this series The characters are interesting, as is the Florida setting The plot lines usually move quickly with plenty of action And I [...]

    4. 3 1 2 This is another really over the top Florida style story from Randy Wayne White That being said, it is probably the most exciting and suspense filled Doc Ford tale to date Tomlinson is here in flying colors, and there is even a minor role for Hannah Smith with some strong future implications Lots of voodoo going on, and one of the baddest bad guys we have ever encountered really keeps this one going Doc is here, but not as a main focus He is awfully busy doing his other contract CIA type st [...]

    5. Doc Ford and Tomlinson deal with one of the creepiest villains ever to show up in the series in a plot that has threads going back to Prohibition I thought the secondary storyline involving a lesser member of the British Royal house was unnecessary and just muddied the waters of an already intricate plot I think Mr White should ve saved this for it s own novel There were also some loose ends that I wish had been tied up.Still, the series is always entertaining, and is now intertwined with elemen [...]

    6. Mangrove Lightning 2017 is the latest in Randy Wayne White s Doc Ford series All of Randy Wayne White s twenty two Doc Ford mysteries take place in Southwest Florida, roughly along the 150 mile coastline from Captiva Island in Lee Country southward through Naples in Collier County and down to Everglades City, also in Collier County This area is rife with a complex history and with interesting lore This history and lore provide the skeleton for the plots of the Doc Ford books, which are well writ [...]

    7. MANGROVE LIGHTNING marks the 24th novel in Randy Wayne White s Doc Ford series Set in and around Florida this story focuses on a true cold case dating back to 1925 that still haunts residents who have heard the gruesome tale.Before I begin I have to admit that I have not read any of the prior novels in the Doc Ford series For whatever reason I thought they were going to be comic and provincial telling tales of old and new Florida like the works of Dave Barry and Tim Dorsey I could not have been [...]

    8. Doc Ford is in the Bahamas, doing something covert for someone covert He escapes the bad guys and rescues a minor member of the Royal Family along the way Meanwhile, back in Florida, Tomlinson is communing with the spirits at Chino Lake, an area soon to be developed by the Feds, where Doc is supposed to be counting the tarpon Chino Lake is the site of a hellish old home where Chinese immigrants were literally worked to death by Walter Lambeth Tomlinson, in his usual spiritual manner, really does [...]

    9. Doc Ford has been involved in many strange cases This may be one of the strangest A legendary charter captain and guide named Tootsie Barlow has come to him, muttering about a curse The members of his extended family have suffered a bizarre series of attacks, and Barlow is convinced it has something to do with a multiple murder in 1925, in which his family had a shameful part Ford doesn t believe in curses, but as he and his friend Tomlinson begin to investigate, following the trail of the attac [...]

    10. 24 in the Doc Ford series This novel is a mixed bag Beginning and interspersed through the novel is a secondary plot about child porn and members of the British Royal family The main story line has Doc and Tomlinson involved with current events related to prohibition era criminal activity Author White is skilled enough to handle a story arc that includes internal narrative by a villain who is channeling his vicious ancestor That said, it is still distasteful and I look forward to doc returning t [...]

    11. This is my first introduction to this series At first I struggled with this book In fact, after just a few chapters I thought about giving up on this book Yet, I told myself to give it at least a few chapters I am glad that I did There was potential in what I read but it was subtle I think that had I had that established relationship with Doc Ford, I would have been engaged in the story Yet, he does seem to be an interesting character Maybe in the future I might go back and start from the begi [...]

    12. White s best Doc Ford to date, I believe, Mangrove Lightning combines Florida prohibition history with present day bringing Marion and Tomlinson to a remote location in order to help a former legendary fishing guide keep his claim on land wanted by the federal government.Tootsie Barlow needs to have a family member live on his land for 9 months every year Tootsie s problem is that he is running out of family members, due to death or injury in strange accidents Gracie Barlow is his last hope and [...]

    13. This is the 24th in the prolific Doc Ford series written by White I ve read a few of his other books if this had been the first one, I probably would have never read another Perhaps fans of his will enjoy the story, but I found it to be a bit of a jumble There is a subplot second story that never really seems to go anywhere, just adding to the muddle While I did enjoy some of the history of the southwest Florida area, this was not a pleasant story and a bit too misogynist and fragmented for me.

    14. Randy Wayne White writes a terrific crime series based upon the exploits of his dark protagonist Doc Ford A biologist with some crazy skill sets, which he obviously did not learn in the confines of a lab Along with Ford s near do well associate, they uncover some grizzly and gruesome realities about the era of flappers, Al Capone, and illegal Chinese immigration It all comes back to haunt them in the series latest thriller Mangrove Lightning.Read the rest of the review here journalingonpaper 201 [...]

    15. As someone who lives in Doc Ford country, I am always amazed at what he teaches me about my community A Marco Island war That isn t in any of the history books Randy Wayne White s books are either total hits or misses and I am happy to say he has been on a good streak for a while, even despite Mangrove Lightning s silly second story involving an English heiress If you re a fan, you ll like this one If you haven t read him yet, start with Sanibel Flats and fall in love.

    16. I used to be quite fond of the adventures of Doc Ford and his hippy pal, Tomlinson But White has really crossed the line now, going from the merely incredible to the ridiculous The latest books in the series are all pretty poor, which is too bad, because I used to love the settings and the old Florida flavor It appears to me that the author has put very little effort into these latest novels His Hannah Smith novels went steadily downhill as well.

    17. The latest in the Doc Ford series brings a touch of Florida history to a wave of crime involving the family of a legendary charter Captain Tootsie Barlow Filled with some very evil bad guys and heavily involving Doc s best friend Tomlinson and also his companion Hannah Smith this is a fun ride into the dark side of Florida and Florida history going back to the smugglers and murderers of the 1920 s One of my favorites in the Doc Ford books.

    18. Doc Ford is a marine biologist and crime fighter in Florida In this story he is involved in a kidnapping with roots in a 1925 multiple murder Involved in this case are the family of people involved in the Prohibition era smuggling and murder Fear of a curse, and a mad man bring tension and drama One of the better books in this series.

    19. I m liking most Doc Ford books less and less I started listening to this on audio and it was particularly bad, switched to reading it and it was somewhat less melodramatic but still weak Violence Porn someone called it and I agree.

    20. I am a fan and I usually thoroughly enjoy the interactions between the two main characters, Doc Ford and Tomlinson , and all the usual suspects in the Sanibel, Captiva, Ft Meyers marinas places I know and love including the dog, Hannah Smith, but this one underwhelmed me with plots and sub plots and not in a good way There is the plot regarding lesser members of the Royal family that goes in fits and starts, there is the parallel plot regarding an old fishing guide, Prohibition and a curse put o [...]

    21. White s usual combination of mysticism, local historical lore, and Florida greed The portrait of Marion Ford expands a bit to explain why he s in demand as a covert operations guy Tomlinson still comes across as an intellectual hippie, all peace and love and psychedelics but with a solid grounding in world philosophies Hannah Smith gets into the story too, in a very significant way My main quibble is how abruptly the story of a wayward young woman named Gracie, who is in some sense a key element [...]

    22. Sadly I found this to be one of White s weaker stories Too many holes and unfulfilled promises, and no real meat to the tale.

    23. The rape scenes by the villain were really graphic and disturbing Not what I was expecting to read I was also upset at how too stupid to live one of the characters was in the book She was just so naive and kept refusing to believe her boyfriend who was almost twice her age was bad news I also didn t like how she set Hannah Smith up to be kidnapped because she was under the control of the bad guy The too stupid to live character Gracie even thinks to herself, I could warn Hannah but the bad guy w [...]

    24. Randy White delivers another knockout story about rural Florida and the early days before Marco Island became a tourist mecca Doc Ford, however, the character this entire series has been built around, has been relegated to a minor role not unlike Robert DiNiro slowly slipping from leading man to supporting actor I am saddened to see Doc slowly fading away He has been a giant character who has fueled some fabulous stories over the years But, it s not my series and White has given the leading role [...]

    25. I had high hopes because the Doc Ford stories were so talked up Randy White even made a best sellers list at some point and I should KNOW better to use that little fact as a reason to believe in a book But I love Sanibel and all things Sanibel related I bought this book from the Doc Ford restaurant one of my favorites on Sanibel Island and it was even signed by the author That always excites me I found this story to be so disjointed and scattered It was hard for me to connect and stay focused I [...]

    26. Audio version I really enjoy this series and have read most of them I like the characters, the setting Florida , the descriptions of sea life, and especially the marine biologist aspect While there are other narrators who have done this series George Guidell is by far the best, and the only one worth listening to That said, he just can t do a British woman s accent There is a secondary plot , with a British woman, that just seems to have been thrown in to remind us that Doc has a special set of [...]

    27. A troubled history of Southwest Florida echoes through the plot and characters, and this provided much of the interest for me, than the tricks of Secret G Man and mild mannered practicing marine biologist Doc Ford, although his personal troubles made him seem human and his knowledge of the ways of many of the creatures and landscape features around him are grounding and informative.The downside of listening to so many books in this series in recent months is that plot turns and the narrated pe [...]

    28. The further I got into this book, the I disliked it The book opens with Doc in a plot line that has nothing to do with the rest of the book, and contributes nothing but confusion when it whimpers to a close The main story was not enjoyable and was hard to follow probably because by the middle of the book I just didn t care This is the first Doc Ford book I tried, and I realize that in a series like this you won t know any of the history of the characters etc, but there was not even a little bac [...]

    29. Imagine a conversation, or at least an attempt at one, with someone with ADHD and a touch of dementia And you ll get the sense of how this book reads It bounces around like a pinball launched in zero g Watching it ricochet randomly is not without its charms But it s annoyingly hard to follow anything resembling a narrative How did we get here , popped into my head many times When it does finally evolve into something coherent, at least temporarily, it s pleasantly reminiscent of earlier Doc Ford [...]

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