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Night vision
White, Randy Wayne.
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From Publishers' Weekly:

In White's intelligent, fast-paced 18th Doc Ford thriller (after Deep Shadow), Doc's hipster friend, Tomlinson, persuades Doc to help an extraordinary 13-year-old girl, Tula Choimha, recently arrived at a Florida trailer park from Guatemala. Tula, who speaks with God and whose patron saint is Joan of Arc, is determined to find her mother and brother, who came to America months earlier but have disappeared. People who get to know Tula believe she is special, blessed, even a saint-except for the sleazy, steroid-infused trailer park landlord, Harris Squires. Fearful that the discovery of some human remains inside an alligator carcass will implicate him in a crime witnessed by Tula, the paranoid Harris kidnaps Tula and takes off. Doc sets out to rescue Tula, but standing in his way is a menacing gangbanger, Victorino, and Harris's vicious girlfriend, Frankie. White balances the sordid criminal activities with plenty of intriguing wildlife lore. The bond that Tula forms with her captor adds poignancy. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

The 18th Doc Ford thriller (after Deep Shadow) mixes street-gang grittiness with eerie spirituality as a 13-year-old Guatemalan child searches for relatives in Florida. The community of undocumented Guatemalans is vulnerable, fearful of authorities. The manager of the trailer park where the immigrants live is a bodybuilder, manufacturing illegal steroids and using the women in porn films, taking advantage of their silence. He is aided by his girlfriend and a local gang. Ford, a marine biologist by day, CIA-trained troubleshooter at other times, and his aging hippie friend, Tomlinson, arrive at the trailer park to meet young Tula just as an alligatorÅsnatches a resident. A typical Doc Ford scene unfolds, with Ford wrestling the alligator, infuriating the landlord, and unleashing more trouble when a human bone is found in the gator. Tula's mysticism injects spirituality into the story, adding an extra dimension to the plot. Verdict Explicit depictions of steroid use and gang behavior supply the action in a slightly predictable plot. Authentic bad guys juxtaposed with the innocent Tula create a story Doc Ford fans and adventure readers will enjoy. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/10; national tour.]-Sally Bickley, Del Mar Coll. Lib., Corpus Christi, TX (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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