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The Deep Six by Randy Striker
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Aug 07, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: florida-books, read-2017

Well known Florida author Randy Wayne White started off his published novel career with 7 books written about Dusky MacMorgan, hero-at-large, in the Florida Keys. The books are all tightly written with a decidedly John d. MacDonald feel to all of them. White is a huge fan of MacDonalds and that's loud and clear in this book. Lots of JDM reflection and meanderings. The violence is a more blatant and charged than JDM. There is also little mystery in the book. The drive is action.

I'm more of a fan of these 7 MacMorgan books than White's current long run of Doc Ford. I find the Ford books over long, too politically preachy and too many set in an area of the world I don't care for, Latin & South America. All of that weighing down simple skeletal stories. MacMorgan are also simple stories, but, in my opinion, better constructed.

White's strength in the series and this book in creating very strong, if not often stereotypical, characters. The dialogue is weak, but the narrative is good.

Bottom line: 6 out of 10 points.

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Reading Progress

August 2, 2017 – Started Reading
August 3, 2017 – Shelved
August 7, 2017 – Shelved as: florida-books
August 7, 2017 – Shelved as: read-2017
August 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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