Featuring government agent turned marine biologist Doc Ford, White's wicked, suspenseful tales of Florida's west coast take social concerns, offbeat characters, crackling prose and a vivid sense of place, and toss them together to produce stories that snap like a whip. In Captiva, Doc Ford finds himself caught between warring bands, as Florida's sports fishermen and commercial fishermen battle over a net ban due to go into effect soon. With friends on both sides, Doc prefers to stay neutral, but when the war escalates to arson and murder in his own backyard, he has no choice but to become involved. With the help of his ex-hippie friend, Tomlinson, and an extraordinary island woman named Hannah, he sets out to calm the waters - only to find that they are much deeper than he ever could have imagined.

Product Details

$8.99  $8.27
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date
May 01, 1997
4.26 X 0.96 X 6.94 inches | 0.35 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound
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About the Author

Randy Wayne White is the author of the Doc Ford novels, the Hannah Smith novels, and four collections of nonfiction. He lives on Sanibel Island, Florida, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years, and spends much of his free time windsurfing, playing baseball, and hanging out at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille.


Praise for Captiva

"The thriller Captiva is a lot like are...caught!...One of the more dramatic finales in mystery fiction. White tellsone whale of a story."--Miami Herald

"An enticing brew of hard-drinking, thick-skulled anglers, plodding detectives, and plotting marina bosses. White knows a thing or two about friendship, love, and honor. He also knows it's possible for neighbors who share the same small island to appreciate and understand each other so little."--Entertainment Weekly

"Edginess is what sets White's work apart from the pack....A prickly, enigmatic hero...Ambience, compelling characters and straight forward suspense."--San Francisco Chronicle