Caribbean Rim

Caribbean Rim

Book - 2018
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"Murder, sunken treasure, and pirates both ancient and modern send Doc Ford on a nightmare quest in the thrilling new novel in the New York Times-bestselling series. Marine biologist Doc Ford has been known to help his friends out of jams occasionally, but he's never faced a situation like this. His old pal Carl Fitzpatrick has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he's run afoul of the Florida Division of Historical Resources. Its director, Leonard Nickelby, despises amateur archaeologists, which is bad enough, but now he and his young "assistant" have disappeared--along with Fitzpatrick's impounded cache of rare Spanish coins and the list of uncharted wreck sites Fitz spent decades putting together. Some of Fitz's own explorations have been a little...dicey, so he can't go to the authorities. Doc is his only hope. But greed makes people do terrible things: rob, cheat, even kill. With stakes this high, there's no way the thieves will go quietly--and Doc's just put himself in their crosshairs"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, 2018
ISBN: 9780735212787
0735212783
Characteristics: xx, 310 pages ; 24 cm

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Shrider
Oct 09, 2018

I have not read Caribbean Rim yet, but the last couple of Doc Ford books seem to be written by someone else ( I have noticed where he thanks his sons for helping him finish the last several books ). They read as if different people are writing the books......
Too bad as I have read all of his books up to now. I will give this one a try, but I have re-reading his older books and there is a difference.

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dhar
Jun 25, 2018

I was a big fan of Randy Wayne White until this book. I had to check it out twice to finish it. Seemed disjointed with no real flow. Contradicted background of the characters from the last few books. I was very disappointed.

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USAF1969
May 03, 2018

I liked CARIBBEAN RIM. A few more leaps of faith (pun intended in this one) in this one than in most Doc Ford books. Like pop-up, shadowy help that Ford was getting from governments and even some bad guys. On the other hand, the story line was interesting and different from the usual fare. There are some strange characters involved, but given Tomlinson's own brand of strange, nothing way too far out there - but there are a lot of them. As usual, you have to catch the shifting cadence when the book is focused on Ford (straightforward, mission driven, and sort of normal) and then turns to focusing on Tomlinson (wandering mind, strung out dialogue, and incredible, funny insights at times). Worth the read.

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scoomer
Apr 10, 2018

I was a big Doc Ford fan until I read this turkey. So bad I couldn't finish it. Thin plot, poor characterization and plain boring.

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maipenrai
Jul 06, 2017

book 25 in the Doc For series

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