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Hunter's Moon (Doc Ford Mystery #14)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  1,406 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Doc Ford saves a former President of the United States from assassination-and regrets it. Months ago, Kal Wilson's wife was killed in a plane crash. President Wilson is sure it was no accident-and he wants revenge. He needs Doc Ford to spring him loose from the watchful eye of the Secret Service, keep him alive, then get him home. Ford has just been picked for presidential ...more
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Published March 27th 2007 by Berkley Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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This is the first Randy White book that I have read in his series. I didn't know what to expect but found, for the most part, that it was a fun book to read. The ending action was kind of disjointed, but maybe if I had read his earlier work, it would have made sense. His theme was outrageous and improbable but made it interesting. There was less action than other authors provide but the character development was enjoyable. He would have received at least 4 stars, if he had chosen not to use vulg ...more
Mike French
Another page turner from one of favorite authors!
This entry in the Doc Ford series is uneven, but a good ride nonetheless. As I've noted before, when the action leaves Sanibel Island, the book tends to lose its readability. Here, Ford is aiding a former president, Kal Wilson, who is dying of leukemia. The ex-president wants to travel to Central America to find a serial killer nicknamed Incendario (real name: Praxcedes Lourdes) whom he believes killed his beloved wife, Wray, years earlier.

Ford is familiar with the killer, having tangled with hi
The last couple of books I read in the "Doc Ford" series by Randy Wayne White were pretty good. For some writers, that's a decent compliment, but for Randy Wayne White, it's a step down from his previous works.

Then ... I started the CD of Hunter's Moon during my commute to/from work, and I found I was actually disappointed that the drive wasn't longer! I was tempted to drive around the block a couple of times just to get a little more listening time in!! THIS is the Doc Ford I've come to expect
Robert C. smith
Amazing Story Telling Ability!

Randy White has an amazing ability to weave real life facts into the most interesting, entertaining stories ever! White's writing style is a continuous scene that transitions seamlessly into one after the other, filled with adventure, mystery, intrigue and always graphically described so the reader can easily follow. If only school history and science books were written so enjoyable!
Kylie Hood
Loved it. Action packed. Missed sanibel though. The end was odd and had to retreats a few times. What. Did kal ask him to do that he agreed to? What would a dying man ask of ford...and why would ford have to consider. Either way I loved kal Wilson and his love for his wife. The end had a lot of plot jumps that we're hard to follow. But ultimately loved it!
Piece of shit. Why?
• He consistently describes places and things like this: “Panama is among the most beautiful countries in the world. This was the most beautiful section of Panama.” WTF
• Hhe loves using superlatives.
• All of the following occurs within the first 4 pages: “there was a chance I’d be detained, arrested, or shot, maybe killed… powerful man…travel anonymously in this country? You? (referring to an x-President who show up and wants to spook around)... after the recent controversy… t
Joel Barlow
the first maybe 10 books of this series were good - at first White displayed a fine sense of humor, and indeed, even intelligence. Then it became as if it were another author entirely, someone doing a bad imitation of Lee Child. Plots became unbelievable, humor disappeared, things became corney - especially the Islamic "terrorists"!
Fredrick Danysh
Set in Florida, Doc Ford saves a former president of the United States from assassination. Wilson knows that he is slowly dying and might notbe able to complete his agenda, especially as his wife was killed in a mysterious plane crash just a few months earlier. He asks Ford to help him escape from his security detail.
When Ford saves from assassination a controversial former president of the United States who is staying on an island off Florida's west coast, he has no idea what he's just let himself in for. J. C. Wilson knows that he has only a short time to live, and he has a full agenda.
A three plus. An action packed,convoluted story about political intrigue. The action moves from the Florida coast to Panama. I liked the character development; good guys and bad.
Rich Boyett

Other than a couple of typos and referring to John Coltrane as a " blues icon " this was excellent fiction. If Coltrane was a blues icon then Muddy Waters must have been a jazz icon.
Lisa Gines
I've read a few doc ford books but this one is way into the series. I enjoyed the book but would have enjoyed this even more if I had read in series order.
Mike Debaptiste
Feb 23, 2009 Mike Debaptiste rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: mystery, action, adventure fans
Doc Ford is a retired CIA agent leading a 'secret' life on the west coast of Florida as a marine biologist. But his expertise as an agent is still in demand. In this amazing adventure he is asked by a former president to be his personal bodyguard and 'kidnap' him away from his government bodyguards to meet up with a crazed international serial killer who had killed the former president's wife - and, it just so happens, attempted to kill Doc Ford's young son.

Up-to-the-minute with high-tech espion
This is the second of the Doc Ford series that I have read and it did not disappoint. This time around Doc Ford reluctantly agrees to help a former, now dying, American president exact retribution on those he believes had a hand in murdering his wife in an incident most of the world believes to have been an accident.

Ford's job is to both obey and keep the man safe; both things not always seeming to be possible at the same time. Through this unpredictable journey the ex president perseveres but
Gave this a three, but this book was a disappointment from previous reads by this author.
This is the first I've read of this author's works. It didn't get too political or conspiracy-ish, there was some humor scattered about, and there was enough adventure to keep me hooked.

The thing that kept the rating from 5 stars is the continuity - I listened to this book on audio and more than once checked the jacket to make sure it wasn't an abridged version. (It wasn't) There were occasional jumps either in the plot, the location or the logic at times.

I hope I don't regret just picking a ran
A Doc Ford thriller. I love the Florida stories and story tellers. This one is more macho and guns blasting than previous books I have read by RWW. The things I liked, it had lots of sailing, and to interesting places - Key West, Panama. Didn't like - the political side, you could tell he was a specific president's fan. One funny scene though, was when Doc Ford attacked a woman he thought was the criminal dressed as a woman, and when she screamed, he thought that the criminal was so surprised/sh ...more
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Mary Sue
Apr 26, 2008 Mary Sue rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: If you like intrigue, adventure and humor this is a good choice.
This one is much better than the last Doc Ford novel. A terminally ill former President of the United States asks (demands)that Doc travel with him to an undisclosed destination. Doc has the mental and physical skills to facilitate what needs to be done, and at times it can be quite humorous. Tomlinson and his boat make the trip possible. Lots of twists and turns. And working directly for POTUS proves to be one of Doc's biggest challenges.
Five Stars...this book is a page turner! Nuff said!
Emily Higgins
Dr. Ford and his friend, Tomlinson, have received a request from a former President to help him achieve one last mission before the President's leukemia overtakes him. The mission takes them to Panama where Ford has accomplished other missions in the past. This book has all of the adventure with numerous twists and turns as have previous Dr. Ford books. Good reading!
White's novels are for dreary days when you want to stay home and do 'nothing' because you don't want to put them down! This time he and Tomlinson are working with a former President and back in Central America. There are flight scenes where you are made to feel you are with them on the plane. Great plot and your learn more about the protagonists each book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There were some twists and turns in it I did not expect. The President's speech at the end should be recorded and televised over ever news station in America today. It is what our country needs to hear about how to deal with the terrorist acts that have happened in recent years. That speech alone is worth reading the book.
This was not one of my favorite books by Randy Wayne White. it was slow to get into.
Alan Baca
audio book;
good reader, OK book, not great
Aug 19, 2012 Judy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Doc Ford fans
Shelves: kindle, my-2012-books
Another really good installment in the Doc Ford series, one of the best of late. It is a more serious story, and takes place a little bit in southwest Florida, and some in Central America, where Doc and Tomlinson have had adventures before. We learn a bit more (if that's possible) about both of them. Recommended!
David Ward
Hunter's Moon (Doc Ford #14) by Randy Wayne White (G.P. Putnam's Sons 2007)(Fiction - Mystery) finds Doc Ford and Tomlinson in South America carrying out a hit at the request of a former president. It has less of a naturalistic slant than the others I've read in the series. My rating: 6/10, finished 8/18/12. ...more
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Randy Wayne White (born 1950) is an American writer of crime fiction and non-fiction adventure tales. He has written best-selling novels and has received awards for his fiction and a television documentary. He is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired NSA agent Doc Ford, a marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida. White has
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