Twelve Mile Limit

Twelve Mile Limit

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford stories continue to grow in audience and acclaim-"We'll always drop anything to read a new White novel, and be glad we did" (The Denver Post)-but in Twelve Mile Limit, he has written his most powerful novel of all.

On a Friday in early November, four people head out from the west coast of Florida to dive a deep-water wreck fifty-six miles offshore. Two days later, one of them is found alive, standing atop a 160-foot light tower in the Gulf of Mexico, naked and waving her wetsuit. But the other three appear to have been swept off the edge of the earth. One diver is Ford's friend, Janet Mueller.

It is then that the rumors begin-whispers of everything from fraud to smuggling to murder. To clear Janet's name, Ford knows that he must discover what really happened that night, way out on the Gulf Stream. The answer that he eventually does find is something both less and much more than the whispers, the result of a quest that will take him halfway around the world and very nearly kill him. It is a truth that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Filled with passion, rich atmosphere, and some of the best suspense characters anywhere in fiction, Twelve Mile Limit is a brilliant piece of storytelling.

Baker & Taylor
When Doc Ford investigates a tragedy that claims the life of his close friend, diver Janet Mueller, he uncovers dark rumors about the case involving everything from fraud to smuggling to murder, and as he sets out to clear Janet's name, he stumbles into a conspiracy that takes him halfway around the world and emperils his own life. 40,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
On a Friday in early November, four people head out from the west coast of Florida to dive a deep-water wreck fifty-six miles ashore. Two days later, one of them is found alive, standing atop a 160-foot light tower in the Gulf of Mexico, naked and waving her wetsuit. Of the other three, no trace is ever found. It is as if they have been swept off the edge of the earth. One of them is Ford's friend and neighbor Janet Mueller.
It is then that the rumors begin - whispers of everything from fraud to smuggling to murder. To clear Janet's name, Ford knows that he will have to discover what really happened that dark, starry night, way out in the Gulf Stream - but the answer that he eventually does find is something both less and much more than the whispers, the result of a quest that will take him halfway around the world and very nearly kill him...a truth that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Baker
& Taylor

When Doc Ford investigates a tragedy that claims the life of his close friend, diver Janet Mueller, he uncovers dark rumors about the case involving everything from fraud to smuggling to murder.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2002.
ISBN: 9780399148736
0399148736
9780425190739
0425190730
Characteristics: x, 322 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: 12 mile limit

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Dreamstime
May 13, 2019

Yes indeed, far fetched and complicated with a heavy dose of pedantry. I prefer a story over lengthy teaching lessons. Even so, the conclusion is interesting, though stretching disbelief. It was an ok story that might have been constrained by its factual relevance.

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KatherineHere
Dec 02, 2017

This is a very interesting read. Imagine scuba diving, coming up, and the boat's gone! Based on a real incident, maybe a tad far-fetched in parts, but overall fun to read and informative.

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