Synopses & Reviews
The stunning new thriller—the twentieth Doc Ford novel—from the New York Times–bestselling author.
Both Doc Ford and his friend Tomlinson have buried secrets. Now one of those secrets is about to come alive—with a vengeance.
While trying to solve one of Florida’s most profound secrets, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually Tomlinson? Whatever the answer, the liveaboards and fishing guides at Dinkin’s Bay on Sanibel Island are becoming increasingly nervous—and wary—after a near-poisoning, a plane crash, and an explosion make it apparent that Ford and Tomlinson are dangerous companions.
What their small family of friends don’t know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for the two of them to go to the law for help. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to them to find the killer—before he (or she) finishes the job.
"The enduring puzzle of Flight 19 five Navy torpedo bombers that disappeared on a training flight on December 5, 1945, off the Florida coast propels bestseller White's captivating 20th Doc Ford novel (after 2012's Chasing Midnight). Seaplane pilot Dan Futch thinks the answer to Flight 19's fate may lie in an unusual Everglades location near some Indian mounds and a mysterious field of human bones. Fortunately, before Futch takes off with Ford and Ford's sidekick, Tomlinson, Futch notices that someone has sabotaged his plane. But who was the intended target? Meanwhile, back home in Dinkin's Bay, Ford must contend with a host of shady characters, including a putative film maker, a skilled assassin, and a Haitian drug dealer. 'The fact that unexplained elements are noted within a similar time frame while in the field does not guarantee those elements are linked or even significant,' Ford muses, but his survival may depend on figuring out those possible links in this intriguing installment. Agent: Esther Newberg, International Creative Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for CHASING MIDNIGHT:
“A fine example of White’s trademark combination of detailed research and high-octane action. A sleek and seductive tale.” —Tampa Bay Times
“Over his last several Doc Ford novels, White has vaulted to mainstream bestseller status. This one is likely to maintain the pattern.” —Booklist
“Captivating.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for the first Hannah Smith novel, GONE
“After 19 manly adventures starring Doc Ford, White introduces a heroine whos just as stubborn and capable and even more appealing.” - Kirkus
“Hannah and Ford make for two powerhouse characters. GONE illustrates that White is constantly sharpening his storytelling arsenal.” - South Florida Sun Sentinel
“As always with a White novel, the writing is solid, the maritime setting is vividly drawn, and the plot ripples with danger and suspense. Hannah is an intriguing character who has the makings of a solid series character in her own right.” - Associated Press
“Hannahs methodology relies far more on her deep knowledge of the people of the coastal Florida community and her ability to connect with them. Shes unfazed by anything she encounters. White lets Hannah handle things on her own, and Im guessing many of his fans will look forward to seeing her do it again.” - St. Petersburg Times
“Hannah must confront multiple personal demons in the course of the tale, and she does so with grace and savvy. The authors fans will welcome another seaworthy star to Doc Fords world.” -- Booklist
Praise for NIGHT MOVES
“Over his last several Doc Ford novels, White has vaulted to mainstream bestseller status. This one is likely to maintain the pattern.”—Booklist
“Captivating . . . [an] intriguing installment.”—Publishers Weekly
“White weaves in and out of the two mysteries — the murder attempt and Flight 19 — telling the story with the same tight, vivid prose his fans have come to expect. The result is another strong addition to one of crime fictions most consistent series.”—Associated Press
“Drawing on his usual mix of science, ecology and Florida lore, White reels in an exciting story in "Night Moves” . . . [the novel] illustrates why, after 20 novels, Ford's double life and White's attention to the Florida scenery continue to intrigue readers.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Praise for DECEIVED
“Hannah brings a fresh perspective to Whites much-loved southwest Florida world.” --Booklist (starred review)
“Hannahs just getting started . . . With his keen eye for Florida and its unique cast of characters, even mans man White should have no trouble investing her with a voice all her own.” --Tampa Tribune
“Wanted: Gorgeous island woman who is also a fishing guide and a part-time private eye. Whats not to love?... Looks to be a successful entry to the genre.” --Florida Times-Union
“Hannah is more fully realized, self-sufficient and smart, and her deep knowledge of the island community is an integral part of the story. No wonder Doc digs her.”--Tampa Bay Times
“[An] entertaining crime thriller . . . Whites evocative descriptions of life on Floridas Gulf Coast, both human and animal, win this series its rightful place in the ever-popular Florida crime fiction genre.”—Publishers Weekly
It began peacefully enough, on one of Florida's private islands.
At a reception hosted by a notorious Russian black marketeer, Doc Ford uses darkness, and his friend Tomlinson, as cover to get an underwater look at the billionaire's yacht. By the time Ford surfaces, everything has changed.
Environmental extremists have taken control of the island. Or are they thugs hired by the Russian's competitors? Whatever the motive, they have herded everyone together and threatened to kill one hostage every hour until midnight unless their demands are met-at which point they will just blow everybody up.
Electronic jammers make communications with the outside world impossible. The only hope of avoiding terrible consequences: The militants do not know Ford's capabilities, or that he is still on the loose. But that situation won't last for long . . . and the clock is ticking.
Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Timesbestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels.
A twenty-year-old unsolved murder from Floridas pothauling days gets Hannah Smiths attention, but so does a more immediate problem. A private museum devoted solely to the states earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannahs friends and neighbors in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions.
The problem is, the whole thing is a scam, and when Hannah sets out to uncover whoevers behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought. The museum scam is a front for a real estate power play, her entire village is in danger of being wiped outand the forces behind it have no intention of letting anything, or anyone, stand in their way.
About the Author
RANDY WAYNE WHITE is the author of the Doc Ford novels including Night Moves, Chasing Midnight, Night Vision, and Deep Shadow and the Hannah Smith novel, Gone, the first in a new series. He is also the author of a number of nonfiction collections and of a cookbook. A onetime veteran fishing guide, he lives in an old house built on an Indian mound and spends much of his free time windsurfing, playing baseball, and hanging out at Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grille on Sanibel Island, Florida.