I like Randy Wayne White's books. He has the kooky characters that somehow manage to meld into interesting stories. This book is his 2nd in the Hannah Smith series after she played secondary roles in his Doc Ford books. He's a better writer from a male character's perspective than a female's - but that's not a slam on this book. The story line is awesome in this book and if it is true to the science, I hope Florida does something about this citrus blight soon and, don't look for me hang around in the Everglades ever again with these new denizens in the form of very large snakes. Good book, kept me reading and wondering. Like the ending though!