Top critical review
His worst by far
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 5, 2002
... I used to love this series, but in the past few books, it's grown more outlandish, improbable and repetitive. The plot is absolutely predictable, and the author has seemingly decided that he has to keep good old Doc Ford the same from book to book. A lot of writers have made the same mistake (Jeremiah Healy, Sue Grafton...). Contrast this with the way John Sandford or Robert Crais keep their characters fresh--by having them grow, change and develop. What this means for Doc Ford is that anybody who might represent a love interest has to either leave him, be revealed as a lesbian, or die. In addition, the dialogue in this one is so sappy and overly sentimental that I winced when reading it. I hope that Randy Wayne White gets back to the tight plotting of the first few books of the series.