Ten Thousand Islands by RandyWayne White
(Doc Ford)

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Government agent-turned-marine biologist Doc Ford sails an endless sea of questions when he agrees to investigate a death from the past. Years ago, off Florida’s Gulf Coast, a teenaged girl found an ancient gold medallion. Then, she began having nightmares. Then she was found hanging from a tree.Now, years later, the girl’s mother is being terrorized with break-ins, phone calls with no one there—and her daughter’s grave has been dug up. Somebody wants that medallion.The search for answers will lead Doc through a shadowy world of ancient ritual and modern corruption, to an evil that was born in the past—but lives in the present…




 

About RandyWayne 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 June 1, 2001 by Berkley. 324 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And that's just what Doc Ford, who’d have you believe he’d rather be supplying marine specimens to the Mote Marine Laboratory than mixing it up with the bad guys, does—with results more stimulating to the adrenal glands than the cerebral cortex.

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Of all the writers currently exploiting the Florida mayhem boom, only White can claim to have created a series hero, marine biologist Marion Doc Ford, to match Hemingway's memorable outdoorsmen an

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Besides Ford's scene-stealing druggy sidekick, Tomlinson, there are some very interesting female characters: the dead girl herself, with whom Ford turns out to have a strange connection;

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This latest tale is built around an old medallion -- a chaguala -- believed once worn by the chief of the Calusa, a powerful and advanced society that once ruled Southwest Florida before 16th-century Spaniards landed.

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