Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White

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10 Critic Reviews

White always delivers intelligent writing and thought-provoking facts, but series fans may hope for a more character-driven story next time around.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

In the new novel from New York Times bestselling author Randy Wayne White, Doc Ford is the only hope for an island of hostages.
 
On one of Florida’s private islands, a notorious Russian black marketer is hosting a reception. Doc Ford only wanted to get an underwater look at the billionaire’s yacht. But when he surfaces, he gets a look at something he’d rather not see.

A group of violent, armed men have taken control of the island, their true identity unknown. Whatever the motive, they threaten to kill the hostages one by one unless their demands are met—after which they might kill everyone anyway.

Communications from the island have been cut off, and Ford knows he has to act. Luckily, the militants do not know Ford’s capabilities, or that he is still on the loose. But that situation won’t last for long…and the clock is ticking.
 

About Randy Wayne White

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Randy Wayne White is the author of seventeen previous Doc Ford novels and four collections of nonfiction. He lives in an old house built on an Indian mound in Pineland, Florida.
 
Published March 6, 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 336 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Chasing Midnight
All: 10 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Above average
on Mar 15 2012

Bad guys want to corner the caviar market in Doc Ford’s 19th. Can Doc foil them? It’s a tall order...White’s fans will eat this one up.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
Jan 30 2012

White always delivers intelligent writing and thought-provoking facts, but series fans may hope for a more character-driven story next time around.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Apr 27 2012

White continues his penchant for providing thinking readers with action-packed thrillers that are also thoughtful and informative.

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Tampa Bay Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Colette Bancroft on Mar 04 2012

Chasing Midnight takes place in a breathless rush over the course of one night, and it's a fine example of White's trademark combination of detailed research.

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The Miami Herald

Excellent
Reviewed by Oline Cogdill on Mar 11 2012

...it’s a gripping thriller with lots of gadgets, international intrigue and secret spy stuff, all of which White fans have come to expect.

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The Beachside Resident

Excellent
Reviewed by Mark James on Mar 01 2012

“Chasing Midnight” is a righteous page turner with a social conscience that rivals any of its eighteen predecessors.

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Florida Weekly

Below average
Reviewed by Phil Jason

However, the various story-telling ingredients just don’t add up to a complete, unified dish.

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Curled Up

Good
Reviewed by Luan Gaines

...the action is hair-trigger fast and deadly, new threat at every turn and the culprits impossible to negotiate with as their demands escalate.

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You've GOTTA Read This

Below average
Reviewed by Sandy on May 15 2012

The crimes, and antagonists, and the action was jerky, manic, stereotypical and a little goofy.

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The Mystery Librarian

Good
Reviewed by Sharon on Mar 11 2012

Chasing Midnight is yet another action-packed Doc Ford thriller from White, combining non-stop plot development with the usual hijinks between Ford and the Zen-spouting Tomlinson.

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