“I avoid media types,” author Randy Wayne White’s protagonist, Doc Ford, says in White’s latest novel, “Night Vision.”
Luckily for us, White doesn’t feel the same way. We got a moment on the phone with him the other day.
He will be at Eagle Eye Books March 11 to sign “Night Vision,” a fast-moving thriller that takes place in a seedy Florida trailer park where illegal immigrant workers live in fear of the sadistic steroid junky who runs the place, knowing his tenants will never call the cops to report his abusive behavior.
“A shadow society,” White said. “People who have come here illegally. They part with their families. They’re terrified of breaking the law. It creates a great vulnerability. They’re essentially slaves.”
At the center of the novel is Tula, a 13-year-old with seemingly mystical powers. White said he drew inspiration for the book from his time in Central America, and from his observation that there is a capsule of time when girls on the precipice of their teen