Dark Light

Dark Light

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
After a Category Four hurricane resculpts the ocean floor off the coast of Florida, Doc Ford gets a strange request from an elderly lady. Would he try to find the wreck of her true love's boat, lost while attempting to rendezvous with a German submarine sixty years ago?
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2006.
ISBN: 9780425214442
Characteristics: x, 336 pages


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Apr 09, 2018

Strange storyline that tries to meld together several themes and sort of loses its way toward the end. Doc Ford used to be straight forward adventure/historical fiction with believable ties to our hero but this tale drifts out into the ether with only the villain as a believable person.

Mar 22, 2008

My first, but not my last, Doc Ford novel from White. I was captivated by the "Film Noir" feeling of the book, with the mysterious Garbo-type woman and the story line of a ship sunk in the waters off Captiva Island, Sanibel and Ft. Myers during a World War II-era hurricane and then uncovered by a recent hurricane. Interesting historical notes about a German presence in the coastal area. The next time I'm in the western Florida area, I will look at those waters through different eyes.

Oct 20, 2006

After reading the latest in the Doc Ford series, I continue to be a fan, although White's writing is getting a little more dogmatic and terse. He gets on a bit of a tear about the government's lack of response to natural disasters, but it seems a little too removed from the storyline.

There is also a gaping hole left in the story regarding a key female character that bothers me - perhaps she'll show up in later books.

Otherwise, another great Doc Ford book - I like the characters and look forward to what happens in their lives.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at RDPL

To Top