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Black Widow

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Black Widow

Doc Ford Series, Book 15
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A cult of death.

A weapon of apocalyptic horror.

Juan Cabrillo must stop them both.

THE ?FASCINATING?( BOOKLIST) NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Some women you love.

Some women you hate.

Some women you survive.

Doc Ford is drawn into a deadly battle when his goddaughter Shay is blackmailed. Someone filmed her at an out-of-control bachelorette party?and they want big money to keep it quiet. When Ford investigates, he finds that the woman responsible is an agent of corruption unlike any Ford has ever encountered before. And she may be the last encounter he ever has.

A cult of death.

A weapon of apocalyptic horror.

Juan Cabrillo must stop them both.

THE ?FASCINATING?( BOOKLIST) NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Some women you love.

Some women you hate.

Some women you survive.

Doc Ford is drawn into a deadly battle when his goddaughter Shay is blackmailed. Someone filmed her at an out-of-control bachelorette party?and they want big money to keep it quiet. When Ford investigates, he finds that the woman responsible is an agent of corruption unlike any Ford has ever encountered before. And she may be the last encounter he ever has.

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  • Randy Wayne White is the author of eleven Doc Ford novels and four collections of nonfiction writing. A veteran fishing guide, he lives on an old house built on an Indian mound in Pineland, Florida

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  • Reviews for Black Widow and Randy Wayne White: What happens in the Caribbean—at least on the tiny island of Saint Arc—definitely doesn't stay there. Especially if you happen to be a rich, young woman out for a final fling with your girlfriends before tying the knot. That demographic is likely to snag you in the web of Saint Arc's resident voodoo queen, the Widow, a sexually ambiguous dragon lady who runs a sophisticated blackmail enterprise. In this fifteenth outing for White's beloved hero, marine biologist and special-ops agent Doc Ford, the Widow meets her match when she targets Ford's goddaughter, Shay. Feeling a bit out of sorts since he retired from the clandestine services, Ford is ready to mix it up a little and heads off to the island to confront the blackmailers. He finds much more of a challenge than he expected and is happy to join forces with a mysterious island resident, a seventysomething Brit who appears to be a former special-ops type himself. White makes the most of this pairing (imagine Michael Caine as the Brit), injecting some bantering fun into the high-octane action. As always in this consistently entertaining series, the plot offers a fascinating mix of headline-grabbing crime (Caribbean vacations gone bad) and history (island archaeology, with a touch of those ever-popular Knights Templar). Like Robert B. Parker and John D. MacDonald at their best, White draws readers into his world with characters you'd pay just to hang out with and then hooks us with straight-ahead action. It's an old-school combination, but it still works just fine.

    —Booklist Starred Review

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