Captiva

Captiva

Book - 1996
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"Featuring government agent turned marine biologist Doc Ford, White's wicked, suspenseful tales of Florida's west coast take social concerns, offbeat characters, crackling prose and a vivid sense of place, and toss them together to produce stories that snap like a whip." "In Captiva, Doc Ford finds himself caught between warring bands, as Florida's sports fishermen and commercial fishermen battle over a net ban due to go into effect soon. With friends on both sides, Doc prefers to stay neutral, but when the war escalates to arson and murder in his own backyard, he has no choice but to become involved. With the help of his ex-hippie friend, Tomlinson, and an extraordinary island woman named Hannah, he sets out to calm the waters - only to find that they are much deeper than he ever could have imagined."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996
ISBN: 9780399141409
0399141405
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Whi

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May 03, 2017

There is always some sort of conflict in Florida-old vs new, native vs late-comer. The environmental story is about too little-too late and how no business or profession is capable of policing itself. Doc Ford is supposed to be our conscience, he needs to push harder.

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