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I LOVE the Doc Ford novels
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2016
I LOVE the Doc Ford novels. I tried hard to give Randy a pass on this book and character, but I just can't. I found this book to be just horrid. I'm convinced that Randy didn't even write it. The style is poor, the characters are totally unrealistic and full of contradictions. The story lurched around with not much drama developed at all. The dialogue is childish with so many contradictions it was distracting. I didn't really care what happened in the end.
Hannah is supposed to be a very smart and capable woman, but appeared largely helpless most times. She is ignorant of how internet searches work. She studied physiology and chemistry and yet had no idea about the function of the frontal lobe or what Benzedrine is. She did not know that cell phones capture phone numbers. On page 199, you find "The po-lice" Mica said, making it a two-syllable word". It IS a two syllable word! She even had to look up the word "negotiator" in the dictionary (and explains it incorrectly).
Please Randy, stick to Doc Ford and give us more of those novels and shelve helpless Hannah.