Captiva (Doc Ford Series #4)

Captiva (Doc Ford Series #4)

by Randy Wayne White

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“A Doc Ford novel has more slick moves than a snake in the mangroves. In Captiva, Randy Wayne White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer could hope to find.”—Carl Hiaasen

Randy Wayne White is acclaimed as "wildly inventive" (The San Diego Union-Tribune), "a wonderful writer" (Paul Theroux), "a fine storyteller" (Peter Matthiessen), and "the rightful heir to John D. MacDonald" (The Tampa Tribune-Times). Now he delivers a wicked thriller that sends government agent-turned-marine biologist Doc Ford into dangerous new waters, as a Florida fishing dispute escalates into a deadly war that reaches across the ocean...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425158548
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/1997
Series: Doc Ford Series , #4
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 84,717
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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.

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What People are Saying About This

Carl Hiaasen

"A Doc Ford novel is more slippery than a snake in the mangroves. In 'Captiva', Randy Wayne White takes us places that no other Florida mystery writer could hope to find."

Paul Theroux

"A wonderful writer."

Peter Matthiessen

"Randy Wayne White is a fine storyteller whose taunts at the self are illuminated by humor and a strong sense of place."

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Captiva (Doc Ford Series #4) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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angelovesposito on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am not a big dtective story fan but this was a fun read aspecially since many of the places were familiar on Captiva.
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TGray More than 1 year ago
Randy Wayne White does it again with his fourth installment of the Doc Ford series. Each book raises the bar on his previous works and for those who enjoy reading in a chronological order White makes sure to drop a few references from previous editions to make you appreciate your self control. White's ability to weave the environmental, marine and geological details of Florida into his stories provides a dimension that few other writers can attain. Being a twenty-seven year resident of Florida I am amazed at how much I learn with each book from this great writer. The attention to detail and the smooth writing style makes White a favorate for those looking for suspense thrillers set in the sunshine state. Captiva will keep you turing the pages with anticipation and try as you may to figure out what happens next White drops another surprise twist on you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my second Doc Ford novel and I'm hooked. Randy Wayne White writes the best Florida thrillers since John D McDonald's Travis McGee series. I can't wait to read them all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read every book of White's and each one just gets better. Start with this one and have a great time going through them all. I am a big fan of John D. McDonalds and I believe Doc Ford beats out Travis McGee as heros go. White's knowledge of the enviornmental challenges in Florida and his knowledge of area add an additional dimension that makes his books educational as well as entertaining. JP Carter a former resident of SW Florida.