Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White

Sanibel Flats
by Randy Wayne White

Though several people had been recommending the “Doc Ford” series by Randy Wayne White to me over the past couple of years, I hadn’t sampled any volumes until the libraries’ Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group chose this series as one of our monthly discussion topics. Sanibel Flats is the first book in the series, introducing the main character of Marion “Doc” Ford, a rough-and-tumble man who has retired from a mysterious job in the intelligence community to follow his passion for marine biology. Settling into a home on the waters of Sanibel Flats, Florida, Doc is simple trying to leave his old life — and the memories of an old love — behind him, but circumstances don’t allow him to forget. When an old friend from high school stops by, begging for his help, Doc gets pulled into an adventure involving bad cops, a corrupt land development corporation, and ultimately the battle for control between two South American guerilla groups. Doc is a fascinating and likeable character, and the supporting cast established in this first series novel, particularly the brilliant but loopy Tomlinson, should provide for many years of reading pleasure. At this time, there are already 22 volumes in White’s “Doc Ford” series, with more on the horizon.

[ official Doc Ford series page on the official Randy Wayne White web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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