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Black Widow (A Doc Ford Novel) Paperback – March 3, 2009
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A weapon of apocalyptic horror.
Juan Cabrillo must stop them both.
THE "FASCINATING" ( BOOKLIST) NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Some women you love.
Some women you hate.
Some women you survive.
Doc Ford is drawn into a deadly battle when his goddaughter Shay is blackmailed. Someone filmed her at an out-of-control bachelorette party, and they want big money to keep it quiet. When Ford investigates, he finds that the woman responsible is an agent of corruption unlike any Ford has ever encountered before. And she may be the last encounter he ever has.
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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
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- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons; Reprint edition (March 3, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0425226700
- ISBN-13 : 978-0425226704
- Item Weight : 9.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.22 x 1.04 x 7.53 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #101,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A convoluted story with multiple plots, Caribbean islands with secret orgies, blackmail, and a high priestess who is deformed.
But first, wales are beaching on Captiva, so Doc Ford and a cohort race there, jump in the water, get attacked by hammerhead sharks who then are fought off by the wales who change their minds about beaching themselves. Silly.
Then mild manner biologist, Ford, who's really a retired CIA spook, jumps a flight to the islands where he pretends to be a visitor, even though the cult knows who he is. No, really.
Of course, he meets even stranger people who all either try to kill him or have sex with him, or both.
Did I mention there's a lot of sex, but it's so clinical that I'm not sure anything happened.
Oh, and our hero runs to the island to defeat the blackmailers, but he doesn't want to shoot anyone because he's a good guy, so he throws them over the cliff instead.
Did I mention the rich eccentric who is his ally, gets his hand ripped off by dogs but never complains?