Title: Night Moves
Author: Randy Wayne White
Publisher: Putnam, March 5, 2013
Source: Free for review from Amazon Vine Program
Sexy Rating: 0
Description from amazon.com:
the twentieth Doc Ford novel—from the New York Times–bestselling author.
Both Doc Ford and his friend Tomlinson have buried secrets. Now one of those secrets is about to come alive—with a vengeance.
While trying to solve one of Florida’s most profound secrets, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually Tomlinson? Whatever the answer, the liveaboards and fishing guides at Dinkin’s Bay on Sanibel Island are becoming increasingly nervous—and wary—after a near-poisoning, a plane crash, and an explosion make it apparent that Ford and Tomlinson are dangerous companions.
What their small family of friends don’t know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for the two of them to go to the law for help. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to them to find the killer—before he (or she) finishes the job.
You are probably wondering why a romance reader/reviewer like me is reading a “guy’s book” like a Doc ford novel. Randy Wayne White is a local author and I like to keep up with what the locals are into. This one was a treat.
Yes, this is #20 in The R.W. White saga of Doc Ford, but it is #1 for this reader. I really liked this book. I liked the introduction to some Florida history and mystery. I felt the characterization was top notch. The writing well done. The plot(s)was admittedly a bit convoluted although satisfying in the end. There was mystery and action enough to keep me riveted to the story. Our hero, Doc Ford, is the kind of guy you want covering your back even though at times he thinks he didn’t think through all the possibilities. I look forward to reading more by this author. I hope to read more about the side characters, some who are mysterious and some who just beg us to delve into their histories.