Tampa Burn

Tampa Burn

Book - 2004
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Penguin Putnam
Over the course of ten novels, Randy Wayne White's acclaim has taken extraordinary leaps. "White is willing to take risks," says the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, "which is why he's one of the few deserving of the title writer." And in Tampa Burn, the risks have never been greater.

They've taken our son, Marion. In all his life, Marion "Doc" Ford has been passionately, irresponsibly in love with only one woman. Her name was Pilar, and she was married to a thuggish politico named Balserio in a country where Ford was working undercover.

When Ford had to run, it was with a bounty on his head and, unknown to him then, a legacy: Pilar was pregnant. Now, many years later, out of power and consumed with the desire for revenge, Balserio has kidnapped the boy and taken him to his new home base in Florida. Ford hoped he'd left his violent past behind him long ago, but he knows he has no choice. The man has his son. . . .

Filled with remarkable prose, rich atmosphere, knife-edge tension, and some of the best suspense characters anywhere in fiction, Tampa Burn is a brilliant work from a writer whose time has come.

Baker & Taylor
When Balserio, a thuggish one-time dictator, out of power in his own country and consumed by a desire for revenge, kidnaps the young son of his wife, Pilar, the result of a love affair with Doc Ford, Ford must risk everything to rescue the boy from Balserio's new Florida home base. 75,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
"They've taken our son, Marion." In all his life, no matter who he was with, Marion "Doc" Ford has been passionately, irresponsibly in love with only one woman. Her name was Pilar, and she was married to a thuggish politico named Balserio in a country where Ford was working undercover. When Ford had to run, it was with a bounty on his head and, unknown to him then, a legacy: Pilar was pregnant.
Now, many years later, out of power and consumed with the desire for revenge, Balserio has kidnapped the boy and taken him to his new home base in Florida. What makes it worse is the man he has used: a local legend named Praxedes, his face a network of burns, whose own favorite instrument of amusement is the lighted match. Ford hoped he'd left his violent past behind him long ago, but he knows he has no choice. The man has his son. And unless Ford can track them down quickly, anything could happen, even worse then he could imagine. If that's possible.

Baker
& Taylor

When Balserio, a thuggish one-time dictator, out of power in his own country, kidnaps the young son of his wife, Pilar, the result of a love affair with Doc Ford, Ford must rescue the boy from Balserio's new Florida home base.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004
ISBN: 9780399151811
0399151818
Branch Call Number: Mystery Whi
Characteristics: xi, 372 p. ; 24 cm

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Bookworm1562
Dec 05, 2017

You'll like "Tampa Burns" if you are at all familiar with the area around Tampa, St. Pete, and the key islands.

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