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When Doc and Mary's son Jack brings his friend Andrew Cunningham to Woods Hole amd the guest is found dead the next morning, Jack is blamed, and Doc Adams becomes Cape Cod's temporary medical examiner to learn the truth
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Oral surgeon and sometime sleuth Doc Adams is especially motivated to solve a murder in which his own son is the prime suspect. Text and performance combine to create a slick surface with little underneath. The greatest fault is probably in the writing, which sounds like the mechanical stringing together of overworked formulas. Christopher Lane is a fairly competent young reader, but he doesn't bring enough richness or depth to Boyer's prose to lift it above the perfunctory. J.N. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, MaineFrom Publishers Weekly:
Boyer's prose soars as he describes the shiny gray mammals we know as whales in the short prologue of this mystery, the fifth Doc Adams novel. Unfortunately, that is the best part of a lightweight story that eventually bogs down in silly dialogue and predictable situations. Summer study of the whales in Woods Hole brings Jack Adams and his roommate, Andy Cunningham, to visit the Adams cottage on Cape Cod. But Andy dies mysteriously and evidence points to Jack as the murderer. In endeavoring to clear Jack, his dad, interim county medical examiner Doc Adams, ferrets out surprising facts that alter the case. Jack's mother and her dishy friend, Janice, salt the dialogue with snappy, hip jargon, and while this helps keep the reader smiling it fails to distract from certain conversational redundancies. Doc Adams gives authority to an otherwise frothy mystery that may appeal to fans of Billingsgate Shoal , the opener of the series.
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