Randy Wayne White's Sanibel Flats Doc Ford novel

In Sanibel Flats, the first of Randy Wayne White’s Doc Ford series novels, ex-CIA agent Marion “Doc” Ford is enjoying his new life as a marine biologist on the Dinkins Bay Marina, when high school friend Rafe Hollins calls him for help when his son is kidnapped.

When Ford agrees to meet up with Hollins , he finds his friend hanging from a tree on a nearby Island, but also finds emeralds and pre-Columbian artifacts. Ford knows that he must rescue Hollins’ kidnapped son and asks his sailboat-dwelling neighbor Tomlinson to come along on the adventure that leads them to South America.

Along the way, Ford encounters a corrupt island development company, unscrupulous art dealers, Guerrilla fighters and even a Mayan goddess.

Will he rescue the boy and return to his quiet life in Florida?

-FloridaFiction.com editor

Sanibel Flats Publisher’s Description:

Its cool gulf breezes lured him from a life of danger. Its dark undercurrents threatened to destroy him. After ten years of living life on the edge, it was hard for Doc Ford to get that addiction to danger out of his system. But spending each day watching the sun melt into Dinkins Bay and the moon rise over the mangrove trees, cooking dinner for his beautiful neighbor, and dispensing advice to the locals over a cold beer lulled him into letting his guard down. Then Rafe Hollins appeared. How could he refuse his old friend’s request-even if it would put him back on the firing line? Even if it would change forever the life he’d built here on Sanibel Island?