Black Widow

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Product Details

Price
$9.99
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date
March 01, 2009
Pages
476
Dimensions
4.3 X 1.07 X 7.54 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780425226704
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About the Author

Randy Wayne White is the author of seventeen previous Doc Ford novels and four collections of nonfiction. He lives in an old house built on an Indian mound in Pineland, Florida.

Reviews

aWhat happens in the Caribbeanaat least on the tiny island of Saint Arca definitely doesnat stay there. Especially if you happen to be a rich, young woman out for a final fling with your girlfriends before tying the knot. That demographic is likely to snag you in the web of Saint Arcas resident voodoo queen, the Widow, a sexually ambiguous dragon lady who runs a sophisticated blackmail enterprise. In this fifteenth outing for Whiteas beloved hero, marine biologist and special-ops agent Doc Ford, the Widow meets her match when she targets Fordas goddaughter, Shay. Feeling a bit out of sorts since he retired from the clandestine services, Ford is ready to mix it up a little and heads off to the island to confront the blackmailers. He finds much more of a challenge than he expected and is happy to join forces with a mysterious island resident, a seventysomething Brit who appears to be a former special-ops type himself. White makes the most of this pairing (imagine Michael Caine as the Brit), injecting some bantering fun into the high-octane action. As always in this consistently entertaining series, the plot offers a fascinating mix of headline- grabbing crime (Caribbean vacations gone bad) and history (island archaeology, with a touch of those ever-popular Knights Templar). Like Robert B. Parker and John D. MacDonald at their best, White draws readers into his world with characters youad pay just to hang out with and then hooks us with straight-ahead action. Itas an old-school combination, but it still works just fine.a
a"Booklist" Starred Review
aWHITEaS TALENTS SHINE IN BLACK WIDOW.a
aTAMPA TRIBUNE
aHIGH-OCTANE ACTION.a
a"BOOKLIST" (STARRED REVIEW)
aINTRIGUING.a
a"SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL"
aA FAST-PACED PAGE-TURNER.a
a"ASSOCIATED PRESS"
WHITE S TALENTS SHINE IN BLACK WIDOW.
TAMPA TRIBUNE
HIGH-OCTANE ACTION.
"BOOKLIST" (STARRED REVIEW)
INTRIGUING.
"SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL"
A FAST-PACED PAGE-TURNER.
"ASSOCIATED PRESS"
?WHITE?S TALENTS SHINE IN BLACK WIDOW.?
?TAMPA TRIBUNE

?HIGH-OCTANE ACTION.?
?"BOOKLIST" (STARRED REVIEW)

?INTRIGUING.?
?"SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL"

?A FAST-PACED PAGE-TURNER.?
?"ASSOCIATED PRESS"