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Bone Deep
by Randy Wayne White


Overview - When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along—but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.  Read more...

 
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Overview

When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along—but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they’ve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on.
Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses—and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399158131
  • ISBN-10: 0399158138
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 362
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

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Series: Doc Ford Novels (Hardcover)
 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-01-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

The current controversy over phosphate mining provides the backdrop for bestseller White’s solid 21st Doc Ford novel (after 2013’s Night Moves). The marine biologist and former government operative receives a visit from Duncan “Dunk” Fallsdown, a Crow Indian from Montana, at his home in Sanibel Island, Fla. Dunk is searching for two black soapstone carvings that disappeared from tribal lands almost 60 years earlier. Doc’s sidekick, Tomlinson, is behind Dunk’s visit, and likewise behind the trio’s eventual visit to Albright Key, home of phosphate magnate Leland Albright. Leland gives Doc a lesson in the relationship between phosphate mining and fossil hunting, while the others party with Leland’s wife and twin daughters. A descent into the world of overzealous and unethical fossil collectors leads to a boat-napping, stolen artifacts, and increasingly dire threats from a mentally disturbed and physically disfigured biker. As usual, White does a fine job detailing Florida’s unique history and geography, though this isn’t one of Doc’s most suspenseful adventures. Author tour. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Mar.)

 
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