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NORTH OF HAVANA.

White, Randy Wayne.

ISBN 10: 0399142428 / ISBN 13: 9780399142420
Published by PUTNAM. NY 1997, 1997
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Randy Wayne White on title page. Fine in fine dj. Doc Ford. (LRC); Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1835

Bibliographic Details

Title: NORTH OF HAVANA.

Publisher: PUTNAM. NY 1997

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Florida marine biologist Doc Ford reluctantly heads to Havana to aid his ex-hippie friend Tomlinson, who strayed into Cuban waters, only to discover that Tomlinson and his female companion have mysteriously vanished and that he has become caught up in a web of revenge, revolution, and murder.

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Randy Wayne White--try saying that three times, fast--had everybody shouting about a new Travis McGee with 1996's Captiva. But White's marine biologist Doc Ford is a much more complicated character than the late, great John D. MacDonald's muscular bounty hunter. For one thing, Ford has a shadowy political past--which explains why he's reluctant to race down to Havana to bail out his chemically-abusive friend Tomlinson when his boat is impounded under suspicious circumstances. "By most definitions it was a nightmare, but to me it was simply a sleeping revisitation of a thing I had done, a thing that I loathed," says Doc--planting the seeds of a revelation about his past and showing off the kind of writing that makes his new book so compulsively readable.

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