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.